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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Ubuntu mirrors:


Ubuntu 18.04 directory structure:


In other words the only directories you need for SlickStack are:


In other words, while Ubuntu system folders and files are of course required for the server and thus SlickStack to function properly, it should be noted that SlickStack scripts, cron jobs, logs, and other files are only stored in the bold folders above. That said, the various modules of SlickStack such as Nginx, MySQL, etc might maintain their own files in some of the other Ubuntu system folders, too. For example, the process file (pid file) for Nginx is stored at: /run/


These root symlinks can be safely deleted but they regenerate themselves anyways anytime that the Ubuntu kernel is upgraded:

MailChimp Banned Over Censorship Concerns

Starting immediately, SlickStack has begun warning WordPress sites that have MailChimp software installed that we will begin banning it by default at some point in the near future. (Note: users are always free to install their own plugin blacklist.txt file, instead of using the default one.) This is in accordance with our official goals of […]

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 […]