On this post, I'll be explaining as granular as possible how to configure an Ubuntu Server so you can run Drupal 7 or Drupal 8 or Drupal 9 sites or any PHP application on your local environment for development. We'll be using Ubuntu 18.04 which is the latest release until the date of this post and the php/apache packages provided by the distro and it will provide PHP 7.2 packages that are recommended for Drupal development.
This post is targeted for Apache Server only, which i think is the most robust web server for Drupal but overall the best option to run PHP applications natively. You can read more on the following links how to configure Drupal for other web servers or configurations such as Nginx if you are interested.
Let's start by getting the required packages:
Usually in the enterprise world RAID systems are the most popular and used infrastructures when it comes to data backup and data synchronization but NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices can really improve these processes on small and mid-businesses due to the reduce costs in its implementation and since they are fast and reliable solutions.
On this quick tutorial I'm gonna show you how to backup a directory hosted on an Ubuntu Server and transfer the data to a Network Shared Folder hosted on a NAS. I'm assuming you already have a NAS storage up and running on your local network and a folder is already shared.
First we need to get the following extra packages from the Ubuntu repository that will provide the ability to mount this…Read more...
Another good option to run Drupal sites nowadays is Nginx. Nginx is a Proxy/Web Server not as complex as Apache and is well known for is security, responsiveness and speed when handling PHP apps together with PHP-FMP. On this this post I will introduce you on how to manually install and run Nginx and PHP-FPM so you can host any Drupal site with SSL support.
The suggested installation instructions by drupal.org: https://www.drupal.org/node/2310819
Perusio Nginx suggested Drupal Configuration https://github.com/perusio/drupal-with-nginx/tree/D7#installation…
On this tutorial I will show you how to configure Varnish as a proxy server so you can re route you requests to any Apache or Nginx Server.
Configuring Varnish on Ubuntu on distributed Servers is not a complex task, we just need to download some packages and then we will have to copy/paste the configurations below in order to start. Feel free to modify the provided configurations according to your needs. This post assumes there is another server Apache/Nginx listening on port 80 and running a Drupal site.
Ok, Let's begin.
Install Varnish 3.0.5 from Ubuntu 14.04 repositories:
$sudo apt-get install varnish
Configure varnish deamon:
$sudo nano /etc/default/varnish