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Renew SSL Certificates

An awesome feature of SlickStack is that SSL certificates are auto-renewed if you have ss-encrypt scheduled in your core cron jobs. By default ss-encrypt will run in the “sometimes” cron interval which means around every 2 months, which is within the 3 month expiration of Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates.

By default SlickStack uses OpenSSL certificates anyways (unless you change to Let’s Encrypt) which means they will not expire for several years. This virtually means they never expire since OpenSSL is so easily renewed, it will either renew automatically using the core cron jobs or you are sure to renew it without even knowing it during your normal sysadmin work whenever you run ss-encrypt or other core scripts.

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 to the /var/www/meta/adminer.php […]