Install Python PIP – CentOS 7.3

Python PIP is a package installed similar to Yum on CentOS. It is the recommend / preferred way of installing Python packages on machines. To get started make sure you have the epel-release repo installed, make sure by running the following command: yum install epel-release If the repo wasn’t already…

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Install Varnish 5.1.2 – CentOS 7.3

If you’re here, you know why you want Varnish-Cache, if you still aren’t sure, read this. The people behind Varnish-Cache have changed things up a bit with regards to installation, The repo is now being managed by Package Cloud. Start off by adding the repo to your server, add the file varnish5.repo to…

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Delta RPMs disabled – CentOS 7

Received this error recently on a fresh installation of CentOS 7. The Delta RPMs package reduces the overall download size of patches, this is great for bandwidth constrained servers. The exact error message received is as follows: Delta RPMs disabled because /usr/bin/applydeltarpm not installed To fix this, simply install deltarpm by…

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Hackintosh: – Unknown Processor Model

We were recently experimenting with converting our Lenovo Y50-70 to a Hackintosh machine, we were in the process of setting up Mac OS  Sierra when we ran into this error while configuring the states of the processor: Error: Unknown Processor Model The processor we had, i7 4720HQ, was not in…

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Install Ruby 2.6- CentOS 7.6

Ruby language is open source, it is simple and focuses on productivity while at the same time has an elegant syntax that is easy to read and understand. We’ll be installing the latest version released in April 2019, version 2.6. We’ll begin with a fresh CentOS 7.6 minimal installation. Start…

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Install ImageMagick 7.0.4 from source- CentOS 7.3

We recently needed the latest build of ImageMagick on one of our servers for PSD preview generation on OwnCloud. ImageMagick version 6, which ships with the base repo of CentOS 7 is broken and doesn’t generate PSD previews. Downloading rpm’s from ImageMagick’s website doesn’t help either, they require dependencies which…

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Varnish and Wordpress

404 on Preview – WordPress & Varnish

I’ve recently moved a number of properties to a server running Apache 2.4, PHP FPM 5.4, MariaDB 10. & Varnish 4.0. The gain in performance is phenomenal. Varnish does wonders to speed up your property. One issue reported was that when someone clicked the Preview button while creating a post,…

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