1. Open VPN

    A Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows you to surf using “untrusted” networks privately and securely to your server as if you were on a secure and private network. Once you make the secure connection to your server, it then makes the network request (from the server) and returns the results, on the secure line, back to the destination. …


  2. Sphinx

    I use Sphinx search on a lot of my sites as it has high indexing and searching performance as well as advanced indexing and querying tools. It does have a rather complicated configuration depending on what you intend to search (fourms, blogs, etc). If you seach around you will find various Sphinx configuration files, which are a modified form of MySQL querys, for your specific platform. …


  3. Pure FTP

    I use Pure-FTPd for my sites, but is does have a rather unusual configuration for Ubuntu. Instead of a single .conf file, each option is itself a separate file in the /etc/pure-ftp/conf directory. …