Web server logs: convert to JSON and upload to logentries

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Logentries is a company that gives you insight into your log data. It collects log data from servers using either rsyslog or it’s own agent software and uploads the data to their servers to help you visualize your log data. In this article I will first show you how to switch your apache or nginx web server to convert to JSON formatting, which is the best format to use when sending data to logentries, and then show you how to access and query your log data on logentries.
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Install WordPress on DigitalOcean

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This is the first article in the series Installing and Configuring WordPress on Digital Ocean.

This is a guide to installing WordPress on the DigitalOcean cloud hosting service.

There are two objectives with this post. First, I am writing this article for myself so I can remember the steps needed to install WordPress on a DigitalOcean image. Second, I hope this article will be useful for other people who needed to do the same. Read more