ReddingITPro

Technical Blog of Jason Olson

CognacBox v3.0 Released

A super-simple LAMP stack for Vagrant. A pre-configured Vagrant Box with a full array of features to get you up and running for PHP / WordPress / Laravel / Symfony

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Connect MySQL Workbench to Vagrant Box over SSL

There are multiple options available to connect to your MySQL database instance when it is located inside of a Vagrant Box such as Cognac Box or ScotchBox. From the command

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Gmail Deliverability – Mailgun

For several of my projects I have implemented Mailgun for email delivery. That system works wonderfully to help handle the dirty work of email deliverability. However recently I encountered a

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WebDev: Password Best Practice

Based on my article earlier today about Password Reset Tips for Businesses, this article is about the responsibilities and best practices of web developers. The Security versus Convenience paradigm is

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Installing Vagrant

In this series, I’ll demonstrate some of the web development tools I use. Today we’ll cover Vagrant — a virtual environment management tool. Vagrant is a tool for building and

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Installing Virtual Box

In this series, I’ll demonstrate some of the web development tools I use. Today we’ll cover VirtualBox — an Open Source Virtualization product for your local machine. Oracle VM VirtualBox

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Scotch Box – Dead simple Web Development

EDIT: March 2020 – Scotch Box is no longer actively maintained so please take a look at the following post which described how to use Cognac Box which is currently

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Configure Plesk as OpenVPN Server with Windows 10 as Client

Plesk is a powerful web server management tool. Among the included features is an OpenVPN Server, so when you’re working remotely you can connect directly to your server remotely. This

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Web Development, Ubuntu and More

In 2019 I’m going to reboot this blog with a new series on web development, Ubuntu (linux) Server Administration and more in the application and web development realm. Stay tuned!

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Install Composer on a Dreamhost VPS Instance

I have started to experiment with web development tools again and quickly ran into frameworks and tools which utilize Composer and there is mixed information on how to use composer with

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