I recently came across ansible and decided to give it a go, actually kind of upset that I never came across it before as I can already imagine quite a few cases when it could have come in handy and saved me a lot of time when it came to running the same command across multiple servers.
I went about installing ansible by using Homebrew which I have installed on my MacBook Air but soon noticed that I was not able to run commands against all the servers since sshpass was not installed on my machine. I figured the easy route would be to use Homebrew and just install it, but just searching for sshpass with Homebrew I was presented with the following error message. Continue reading Installing sshpass on OS X
I recently read an article about how you can install HipHp Virtual Machine (HHVM) for a 2x+ speed boost on your site. The newest version of WordPress works 100% with HHVM, but unfortunately some of the plugins out there don’t. I decided the pros out weighed the cons and decided to install HHVM on my development server. Outlined below are the steps for installing it on your own.
wget -O - http://dl.hhvm.com/conf/hhvm.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add -
echo deb http://dl.hhvm.com/ubuntu saucy main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/hhvm.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install hhvm
sudo update-rc.d hhvm defaults
sudo /etc/init.d/hhvm restart
sudo /usr/bin/update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/php php /usr/bin/hhvm 60
Continue reading Installing HipHop Virtual Machine
I was trying to install git on one of my servers that is running CPanel but it kept giving me errors about dependancies due to CPanel/WHM. I was finally able to install Git by using the following command.
yum --disableexcludes=main install git
If you are looking to install the most current version of nginx on Ubuntu you can add the following apt source.
If you are wanting to install the latest development version you can use the following source instead
After adding the source you can then update and then apt-get install nginx and you are all set.
If you haven’t installed via ppa on your system you will likely have to install the following packages
apt-get install python-software-properties software-properties-common