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Scaling webservices – Part 1 – Installing Nginx + MySQL + PHP5 on Debian/Ubuntu

This guide was mostly created as a reference for setting up fanart.tv servers, but I hope others will also find it useful, among the things covered are setting up Nginx, MySQL, PHP5, Rysnc without passwords, MySQL database replication, and MySQL backups. As our site got bigger, trying to run everything on 1 server proved too much for it to handle so we needed to move some of the services onto diff... Read More »

Nexus 7 vs iPad Mini vs Kindle Fire HD

Nexus 7 vs iPad Mini vs Kindle Fire HD

Which is better, the iPad Mini, the Nexus 7 or the Kindle Fire HD? I’ve compared the three to try to find the answer to that very question, and the following is a break down of how they stack up. With the late Steve Jobs so publicly against a smaller slate it may have been a surprise to some people when Apple announced the iPad Mini, but the success of the Nexus 7 and Amazons 7inch tablets p... Read More »

WordPress – Paid memberships pro for clubs or associations

A lot of clubs and associations have membership fees that are due on particular dates yearly, these simple customisations will allow you to not only set the recurring payment date but allow pro rata payments for members joining part way through the year. Paid memberships pro is a great plugin from http://www.paidmembershipspro.com/ it allows you to create paid membership levels and while its basic... Read More »

A great place for Movie, TV and Music artwork

A great place for Movie, TV and Music artwork

fanart.tv is rapidly becoming the best place to get fanart for your favourite TV shows, Movies and Music artists. The site hosts a collection of images for all your favourite media and grows daily due to having some great contributors. At the time of writing the site hosts over 50,000 images, with the music section currently being the biggest section on the site, but the Movie section is new to th... Read More »

TheTVDB Artwork Templates

TheTVDB Artwork Templates

A collection of templates for artwork for TheTVDB.com, these templates should ensure uploaded artwork is set to the correct dimensions. All templates come in a PSD so they can be easily edited and each PSD has multiple style for you to choose from. I will try to update the templates regularly. Read More »

unRAID with SABnzbd+ and Sickbeard

This guide will lead you through a step by step process to install SABnzbd+ and Sickbeard on an Unraid Server. SABnzbd+ is an Open Source Binary Newsreader written in Python, it also verifies, repairs, and extracts downloaded nzb's. Sickbeard is a usenet PVR. It watches for new episodes of your favorite shows and when they are posted it downloads them, sorts and renames them, and optionally gen... Read More »

XBMC Live / Linux with amBX lighting

This tutorial will guide you through the process of using a Philips amBX Lighting system (Philips amBX Starter Kit is used in the tutorial) with the fantastic XBMC Live or Linux media centre (Using Boblight and Combustd). Together they create a truly immersive and visually compelling addition to anyones home entertainment system. Read More »

Setup OpenVPN

Setup OpenVPN This is very rough at the moment, i have to go through it at some point and tidy it up, the reason its in this rough state was because i was writing it while setting it up on my virtual server, however, its not possible to set this up on it, totally unrelated to this guide though, its just the configuration of the virtual server doesnt allow it. If you find anything wrong, or have an... Read More »

SSH Tunnel with Putty and Squid

The purpose of this guide is to provide an easy to follow set of instructions that should allow you to create an SSH tunnel in around 10 minutes. Step 1: Getting started What you will need: Remote server running SSH (Debian server is used in this guide) Putty Squid Install squid: apt-get install squid Step 2: Configure putty Start putty From left hand tree menu select Click SSH (under the Connecti... Read More »

Easy way to PXE Boot Windows

This guide provides an easy and relatively quick way to PXE boot windows which means you can install Windows over the network with PXE without the need for a CD drive. This is especially useful for old laptops that have no cd drive and can't boot from USB. This guide is much quicker than the previous guide because it just installs a plain (vanilla) version of windows without all the unnecessary st... Read More »

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