Upgrade your Apache to a newer PHP Version

Posted on Fri 08 June 2018 in Sysadmin • Tagged with Nextcloud, PHP, Apache

Upgrading PHP from 7.0 to 7.1 or 7.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is almost trivial as this blog post (in German) explains:

First, add a PPA (personal package archive):

sudo apt-get install -y python-software-properties (falls nicht bereits installiert)
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ondrej/php
sudo apt-get …

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Redirecting Requests from Apache to Jetty

Posted on Sun 05 November 2017 in Sysadmin • Tagged with Apache, Jetty, Ubuntu, web server, SSL, proxy

Assuming you are running an Apache server with a virtual host for abs.mydomain.com, put this into the virtual host's .conf file to redirect all traffic to a Jetty web server running locally behind your Apache:

<Proxy *>
    Order deny,allow
    Allow from all
</Proxy>

ProxyPass / http://localhost:1234/ retry …

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Renewal of Let's Encrypt Certificates Using Plesk

Posted on Tue 14 June 2016 in Sysadmin • Tagged with Apache, certificate, let's encrypt, Plesk, SSL, web server

Note to self: If the Let's Encrypt extension for Plesk fails to renew a certificate (when triggered manually), disable the automatic forwarding to an SSL connection in the Apache settings. This forced secure connection seems to disturb the renewal script.

The error I got was something like this:

Let's …

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