How to install a free SSL Certificate in Plesk Onyx

In this episode I’ll explain how to add a free SSL Certificate for web traffic in Plesk Onyx. First we’ll enable the Let’s Encrypt extension in Plesk, then we’ll create the certificate and prepare our subscription for SSL traffic. And finally, we’ll tweak two values in the WordPress database so that all requests will be … Read more

Upgrade Trouble: when WordPress is asking for FTP details, but there’s no FTP server on your system

I was working on a CentOS 7 server the other day that had a LAMP stack installed. It was used to host only a single instance of WordPress. Upgrading themes and plugins from the admin interface worked fine, but curiously, WordPress core upgrades did not. Instead, WordPress was asking for FTP details every time, which also … Read more

How to install Python 3 from source in CentOS

python-logoCentOS 6 comes with Python 2.6 installed, and CentOS 7 comes with Python 2.7. But right now, Python 3.5 is all the rage, so I thought I’d install it alongside Python 2.x on the same machine.

Here’s how I did it.

I’m using a CentOS 6 32 bit system here, but I’ve tried the same on a CentOS 7 64 bit rig. You need to be root or have superuser privileges to do this successfully.

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