Learn how to configure these components to host a python web application
“Pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing.” ― Peyton Manning
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Check out ways of setting up website root outside the docker container.
“What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve.” ― Norman Vincent Peale
In this article here, we have described how to use Nginx with SSL enabled inside a docker container. Not discussed in that article is the aspect of the website root. Once the web server is installed inside the docker container, it has looks for the web site root within the container OS file system. This is controlled by this Nginx clause in the file /etc/nginx/sites-available/default.
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Run Nginx inside a Docker Container with Ubuntu 16.04
“Live boldly. Push yourself. Don’t settle.” ― Jojo Moyes, Me Before You
Docker is a very cool technology for running whole operating systems inside a process. You run a command on the host system and a whole new virtual system springs into existence, ready to operate as you have configured it. This capability offers unprecedented power and flexibility to build and throw away infrastructure as you wish. You could use this capability in test environments, running applications with differing system requirements in the same host, and a lot more.
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Learn how to configure the Tomcat web server with SSL.
“Help someone, you earn a friend. Help someone too much, you make an enemy.” ― Erol Ozan
After covering SSL-enabling the Apache web server and the Nginx web server using an SSL certificate, let us now find out how to secure Apache Tomcat with HTTPS. Tomcat is an open-source java web server intended as a reference implementation of Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies. For the sake of this article, we shall install version 8.5.28 of the Tomcat web server. This version is the latest in the 8.0 series of the server. Installation of the next version, 9.0, should be similar.
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Learn how to harden the SSL Configuration of Nginx.
“Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.” ― Gautama Buddha
In previous articles, we discussed how to create a CSR to obtain an SSL certificate, as well as how to configure Nginx web server with that certificate. Let us now discuss improving the configuration of Nginx for better security.
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Learn how to properly configure your Nginx web server for HTTPS.
“How did it get so late so soon?” ― Dr. Seuss
Nginx is a fast-growing web server which is known for its small size and speed. According to the Netcraft February 2018 Web Server Survey, nginx held a 25.92% of the total web server market share. If you need to host a web server, you would do very well with using Nginx.
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Configure Apache to enable SSL with an SSL Certificate
“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” ― William Faulkner
The Apache Web Server is the most popular web server software. According to the January 2018 Web Server Survey, about 38.2% of domains were running the Apache Web Server. As for active sites, Apache held about 44% share followed by NGINX at 21%.
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Enhance the security of your website with an SSL certificate.
“If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.” ― Isaac Asimov
Do you currently run a web server? If so, you need to support HTTPS by adding an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate to your server. Not only is it good for the security of your customers, it is also good for your website’s positioning in Google (SEO).
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