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What Nginx Configuration Is Used? How To Customize It?

What is the Nginx config that SlickStack uses or how to customize it? Good question. We try to limit the amount of options in SlickStack to improve stability and standardization. This is because many of the settings have been tested for many years by various sysadmins and teams the best practice settings are already well known.

But to make certain changes to Nginx its still supported inside the ss-config file. You should never modify your Nginx config files directly on SlickStack (or any other system files or otherwiseactually, besides ss-config… this is how we ensure stability).

If you do decide to make changes to your ss-config settings be sure to run ss-install again and then reboot your server.

How we maintain both HTTP and HTTPS mirrors

GitHub Pages is an awesome feature that came out a few years ago on GitHub to allow for basic, static-file HTML websites to be hosted free of charge on GitHub. It can be a bit confusing to understand in the beginning, because you must connect one of your repos to be used for a given […]

Native Staging Sites (Optional) In Subdirectory

For the past several weeks, SlickStack has been testing our new Staging Site feature and it is now live on all SlickStack installations. If you use another staging service or simply don’t use staging at all and wish to disable staging sites, simply change your ss-config options to be STAGING_SITE=”false” and it will later remove […]

Adminer Bundled For Easy MySQL Management

The very lightweight Adminer script is now included by default in all SlickStack installations, hosted as a single adminer.php file under the /var/www/meta/ directory. This “hidden file” approach means a cleaner public web root, and less room for attacks and exploits. It uses the Nginx alias feature to point requests to example.com/adminer to the /var/www/meta/adminer.php […]