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Self hosting WordPress securely in 2018 on FreeBSD with nginx, PHP 7.2, ModSecurity, brotli, Let’s Encrypt SSL

Self hosting WordPress securely in 2018 on FreeBSD with nginx, PHP 7.2, ModSecurity, brotli, Let’s Encrypt SSL

Complete guide to hosting a secure WordPress site, powered by fast nginx web server with Web Application Firewall and brotli compression, on modern, secured PHP 7.2. There is a large volume of security-related WordPress plugins, but server-side security is even more important. If for any reasons you don’t want to use shared hosting for your WordPress needs and rather like to self-host it in a secure manner on a VPS or dedicated server – this howto is for you. If…

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How to upgrade macOS to High Sierra without filesystem change (HFS+ to APFS)

How to upgrade macOS to High Sierra without filesystem change (HFS+ to APFS)

During the installation of developer and beta versions of macOS High Sierra, user was asked if he/she wants to “upgrade file system to APFS”. With the final (17A365) version of High Sierra, such question is no longer displayed to people with systems on flash-only storage. It is however still possible to avoid filesystem conversion and install High Sierra on HFS+ filesystem, or keep HFS+. This is not a “you should”, it’s a “you can” This howto (hownotto) only shows how…

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