Ubuntu 16 server setup

adduser {{username}}
adduser {{username}} sudo

apt-get install apache2
apt-get install php
apt-get intsall libapache2-mod-php
apt-get install php-mcrypt
apt-get install php-mysql

apt install iptables
apt install fail2ban

apt update
apt full-upgrade
apt install build-essential
apt install tcl

add some swap

fallocate -l 1G /mnt/1GB.swap
dd if=/dev/zero of=/mnt/1GB.swap bs=1024 count=1048576
mkswap /mnt/1GB.swap
swapon /mnt/1GB.swap
chmod 0600 /mnt/1GB.swap
echo "/mnt/1GB.swap  none  swap  sw 0  0" >>/etc/fstab 

apt install mysql-server
mysql_secure_installation

## {{su}}
curl latest redis.io stable
make
make test
make install
mkdir /etc/redis
cp redis.conf /etc/redis

## create /etc/systemd/system/redis.service – e.g.

[Unit]
Description=Redis
After=network.target
[Service]
User=redis
Group=redis
ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/redis-server /etc/redis/redis.conf
ExecStop=/usr/local/bin/redis-cli shutdown
Restart=always
[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

## now you need to diff your redis.conf – password, persistence, binding, etc.

## when you are ready to move … (or to test, see ExecStart)
systemctl enable redis

## next

cd /etc/apache2
ln mods-available/rewrite.load mods-enabled/rewrite.load

SEO Scams from gmail accounts

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Then for the kicker, they want me to respond to a gmail, hotmail or yahoo account. I will never send an email to an unsolicited public account. No phone number to call. For all I know, these emails are just a way to build a mailing list for spam.

What indicates this is a waste of time is that there is never a company behind the message. Legitimate company owners and marketing departments want the name of their company known. There is no phone number. Often the name does not match the email account name.

Reputable SEO companies will meet with, have a phone number, a website and email addresses that match the website. At Web-Atlanta, we can meet face to face and provide references.

If this leads you to a cheap SEO service, Why not try it? Because effective optimization is a careful and cooperative effort. Unskilled or off-shore efforts not only waste your time and money but can hurt your ranking or lead to search engine penalties, or even getting your website banned!