It’s a great feeling to have a server! It’s lovely to have it running. It’s nice to know that it’s running. It’s not so nice to come back after few days just to find out our server has, in fact, decided to stop running.
In this article, I’d like to walk you through basic Zabbix installation on a new VM so in future we can set up some alerts that are going to warn us when something funny is happening to our precious website!
Unless the monitoring dies as well, of course…
Since our Debian VM is up and running, let’s do something cool with it! We’re going to get our own WordPress website running on top of a LEMP (Linux, NGINX, MariaDB, PHP) stack. As a bonus, I might also moan a little about my daily commute!
This is the first post of upcoming series of posts about servers – their deployment, automation, load-balancing and configuration. In this introductory bit, we will focus on deploying our first Debian VM.
Having your own, separate environment to test configurations and scenarios is valuable. Doesn’t matter if you’re working with a product commercially and want to avoid breaking production by testing some change (a wise man once said, Everybody has a testing environment. Some people are lucky enough enough to have a totally separate environment to run production in. ) or you’re just a hobbyist that likes to tinker with things, the ability to simply scrap everything and start over without any repercussions is a blessing.