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When I received my new router (a MikroTik Cloud Router Switch CRS109-8G-1S-2HnD-IN), I was surprised and disappointed to find that even though it had two external antennas for wireless receiving and transmitting, the range of the wireless signal was considerably less than that of my previous router (a MikroTik RB751U-2HnD). Despite this, every other function of the router was great, including switching and routing at gigabit speeds (compared to my last router’s Fast Ethernet speeds). Because of this, I decided I would re-purpose my old router to…

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Installing WordPress

Now that I have HTTPS working properly, it’s time to actually put content on my website. WordPress is a open-source free content management system which many websites use. It is good for hosting personal and professional blogs alike as well as other types of sites. It requires a web server with PHP and MySQL. I already have Apache with PHP and MySQL installed, so I will just install WordPress. First, I found the link to download the latest WordPress package using Google. The first thing that…

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Setting Up HTTPS With Let’s Encrypt

Let’s Encrypt is a great resource for system administrators. It is a certificate authority that issues SSL certificates for free and even provides a command line tool named Certbot that makes obtaining and renewing certificates simple. Please note that I already have Certbot installed and host several sites using certificates generated and downloaded using it, so I will not be going over the installation process for that. First, I set up a default site on my domain, joshve.ga. I did this so I could use it to verify that…

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