How To Install Linux, Nginx, MySQL, PHP (LEMP stack) on Ubuntu 18.04

The LEMP software stack is a group of software that can be used to serve dynamic web pages and web applications. This is an acronym that describes a Linux operating system, with an Nginx (pronounced like “Engine-X”) web server. The backend data is stored in the MySQL database and the dynamic processing is handled by PHP.

This guide demonstrates how to install a LEMP stack on an Ubuntu 18.04 server. The Ubuntu operating system takes care of the first requirement. We will describe how to get the rest of the components up and running.

How to Enable DNS Over HTTPS in Firefox

DNS over HTTPS (DoH) helps protect your privacy and security online by encrypting DNS queries. Mozilla will automatically enable DoH for some Firefox users, but only if they live in the U.S.—and it may take a few weeks to roll out. Here’s how all Firefox users can enable it today.

To enable DoH, click the three horizontal bars in the top-right corner of Firefox and then select the “Options” button. (Click “Preferences” if you’re on macOS.)

How to Enable DNS Over HTTPS in Google Chrome

Google Chrome supports DNS over HTTPS (DoH) for increased privacy and security. It’s still disabled by default as of Google Chrome 80, but you can enable it using a hidden flag.

Note that Chrome won’t actually use DoH unless you’re configured to use a DNS server that supports DNS over HTTPS. You might have to change your DNS server to take advantage of it. Google Public DNS, Cloudflare, and even Comcast’s DNS all support it.

Facebook cancels F8 conference, citing coronavirus concerns

Facebook has confirmed that it has canceled its annual F8 developers conference over growing concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

More specifically, the company says it’s canceling the “in-person component,” which would have been held in San Jose, Calif. There may still be video presentations, along with live-streamed and local events, under the F8 umbrella.

Legal startup Atrium shuts down, lays off 100 employees

Justin Kan’s hybrid legal software and law firm startup Atrium is shutting down today after failing to figure out how to deliver better efficiency than a traditional law firm, the CEO tells TechCrunch exclusively. The startup has now laid off all its employees, which totaled just over 100. It will return some of its $75.5 million in funding to investors, including Series B lead Andreessen Horowitz. The separate Atrium law firm will continue to operate.

“I’m really grateful to the customers and the team members who came along with me and our investors. It’s unfortunate that this wasn’t the outcome that we wanted but we’re thankful to everyone that came with us on the journey,” said Kan. He’d previously founded Justin.tv, which pivoted to become Twitch and later sold to Amazon for $970 million. “We decided to call it and wind down the startup operations. There will be some capital returned to investors post wind-down,” Kan told me.

Worldline to buy Ingenico for $8.6B in major payments consolidation play

The acquisition would help the company get into the next mile, offering a broad set of services beyond terminal business and double its size globally, Vincent Roland, managing director of global merchant services for Worldline, told Moneycontrol.Some consolidation is afoot among the payments behemoths of Europe. Smaller, newer fintech companies are eating into their market dominance by adapting faster to changing spending habits, while also looking to capitalize on economies of scale.

Today Worldline, a financial services company that provides everything from in-store point-of-sale terminals through to online payments, data analytics, banking and fraud protection, announced that it would acquire Ingenico, the huge point-of-sale terminal provider that controls 37 percent of the market globally, in a cash and share deal that gives Ingenico a valuation of €7.8 billion ($8.6 billion at today’s exchange rates).