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 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.

How To Install Node.js on Ubuntu 18.04

Node.js is a JavaScript platform for general-purpose programming that allows users to build network applications quickly. By leveraging JavaScript on both the front and backend, Node.js makes development more consistent and integrated.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to get started with Node.js on an Ubuntu 18.04 server.

How to Move the Dock Position in Mac OS X

The Dock sits at the bottom of the screen on every Mac by default, and it will stay there unless it has been relocated either with a settings adjustment or a key modifier. If you’d like to switch the location of where the Mac OS X Dock resides, you can easily do so with either method outlined below, using System Preferences which is the better known method, or the faster but lesser known trick of using the Shift key and dragging the Dock handle to a different region on screen.