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How to install CentOS Web Panel

If you’re using CentOS for any part of your data center, chances are you’re looking for an easier administration solution. Although CentOS offers a very nice GUI desktop (GNOME 3), there are certain systems and services you want to be able to manage with a level of efficiency that requires a web-based admin console. That’s where the CentOS Web Panel comes in.

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For anyone running CentOS, Web Panel should be considered a must-have. Install this as soon as you have CentOS up and running, and your experience with the open source server solution will be much improved.

Requirements:

  • A fully updated CentOS server install (CentOS 6)
  • LAMP stack installed
  • 32bit Server – 512 MB RAM
  • 64bit Server – 1024 MB RAM
  • Drive space – 10 GB

Features: http://centos-webpanel.com/features

How to Install: http://centos-webpanel.com/installation-instructions

How to Force SSL in Drupal

After purchasing & Installing the SSL certificate, you will need to force SSL usage on Drupal / WordPress.

Inside the .htaccess file, you will need to add something like this (replacing your domain name as needed):

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^domainname\.com*
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.domainname.com/$1 [L,R=301]

These rewrite conditions should be placed after the following lines:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c >
RewriteEngine on