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How to Clean the Mail Queue in Exim

In this tutorial, we will take a look at how we can clean our mail queue in Exim. Exim is a free and versatile mail transfer agent (MTA) that has been ported to most Unix-like systems and is currently the default for a few Linux distributions, most popular being the Debian Linux distribution. Exim is widely used around the world, and it is estimated that around 56% of the publicly available servers on the internet use Exim as their mail transfer agent.

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How To Upgrade Your Ubuntu VPS to 16.04 LTS

When an Ubuntu OS release reaches its ‘end of life’ it receives no further maintenance updates, including critical security upgrades, so it is highly recommended to upgrade to the latest Ubuntu version. In this tutorial, we will show you how to upgrade your Ubuntu VPS from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS version (Xenial Xerus), skipping the non-LTS releases in-between.
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How to install ownCloud 9 on Ubuntu

In this tutorial, we will explain how to install ownCloud 9.0 on a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 LTS installation. ownCloud is a self-hosted, open source, file sync and share app platform written in PHP. With ownCloud you can sync and access your files through a web interface, create contacts, calendars and bookmarks, easily share your data across devices, preview and edit your text files, documents and images and much more. It’s a great alternative to Dropbox, Google Drive and similar file-sharing services.

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How to enable GZIP compression in Nginx

Lately, it’s all about optimizing your website and making it as fast as possible. Especially since search engines like Google consider page load time as a ranking factor. And, of course, the load time is a huge factor in user experience.

Aside from using a fast, SSD-powered VPS, you can also do some other tweaks and settings to speed up your website, like enabling gzip compression in Nginx.

Here we’ll discuss one method that will increase the transfer speed by reducing the size of the files with compression. This method will also bring up the benefit of reducing the bandwidth that is used in this process and will make the hosting cheaper to the owner (ie, you can use a hosting plan with fewer resources. The best part about – it’s easy to do and it will only take you a few minutes.

In this article, we’ll share with you how to do the above with the Nginx gzip module. As it is stated this module will help you to compress your files with the gzip compression method. It is known that this method will reduce the size of the transmitted files by half or in some cases even more. (more…)