Free SSL Certificates from StartCom

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to obtain and setup a certificate from StartCom. StartCom offers free personal certificates, these aren’t the fake certs where you have to setup your own CA and it only works when people have your CA cert installed.  These are real certs that work out of the box in just … Continue reading “Free SSL Certificates from StartCom”

403 Forbidden on Ubuntu LAMP

Over the last few days some of you noticed a 403 forbidden error from time to time.  So I’d login, check the Apache error logs and see this entry “(13)Permission denied: /home/benjamin/.htaccess pcfg_openfile: unable to check htaccess file, ensure it is readable.”  Well the permissions were set, I had the executable +x bit for www-data … Continue reading “403 Forbidden on Ubuntu LAMP”