Firefox Reading Mode now prefers Dublin Core and Open Graph Protocol metadata when available.
A new browser extension for Firefox and Chrome that gives people the choice to opt-out of Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) in favor of the open web.
Linode required me to agree to updated Terms of Service with not enough time to review them. Hetzner’s full contract was shorter than Linode’s preamble.
The new cost-free service sends you email notifications before your HTTPS certificates expire.
SSLPing can keep an eye on the health of your TLS certificates and email you before they expire.
Create a URL transition-plan and create redirects for old URLs. Take a few minutes to avoid losing traffic when you move domain names or reorganize your URLs.
Be wary when entering DNS TXT records in Linode DNS Manager.
All the steps needed for running periodic malware scans on your Fedora installation. Recommended for Fedora Server setups!
Learn how to restore from backup in the Linode Manager.
How to enable the new Brotli compression module alongside Gzip in the Apache HTTPD server.
Instructions for setting up auto-updates for the GeoIP location databases, and set up the PHP-GeoIP extension in Fedora/Ubuntu Linux.
Stop relying on IP addresses not changing in an IPv6-enabled world were devices randomly change their address at least once a day.
You can deter image hotlinking and reduce the associated bandwidth costs by reducing the image quality instead of outright blocking it.
A bug in the Apple News crawler caused it to get stuck in a loop sending 100+ requests/second to websites with HTTPS certificates issued by Let’s Encrypt.
How to move commenter data from cookies to localStorage. Reduces the amount of personal data transmitted with every HTTP request to your servers.
Plugin for automatically archiving everything you publish and link to in the Internet Archive.
A survey shows how many websites discriminate against and block all search engines and spiders except GoogleBot in their /robots.txt files.
An Apache bug caused HTTP/2 websites to drop out of the search index at the Russian Yandex search engine.
The tale of how I fought back against website content scrapers to protect my copyright.
A look into the different strengths and weaknesses of Canonical’s Uncomplicated Firewall (UFW) vs Red Hat’s FirewallD.
A group review of the free tier of the three uptime-monitoring services Site24x7 vs StatusCake vs UptimeRobot.
My early-experiences obtaining HTTPS certificates from Let’s Encrypt.
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Set up redirects for from URLs with too many forward-slashes in the URL path to a URL normalized addresses.
Make your website appear as a suggested search engine in Microsoft Edge using a OpenSearch auto-discovery.
Humans mistype ww. or wwww. all the time. Set up a wild card domain to catch and redirect all these simple mistakes to not lose out on traffic.
Set up redirects from variations of .html to the canonical document location. Stop losing traffic to simple-to-recover-from typos.
I’ve migrated all my websites to DigitalOcean and saved 85% on hosting compared to my previous VPS provider.
Here’s how to make your website appear as a suggested search provider in Safari’s new Quick Website Search feature.