Lately there has been a lot of buzz around security when using web services. Everyone seems to be very paranoid all of a sudden and encryption is the answer to everything internet based. I wouldn't say I'm too overly paranoid, but I took this opportunity to add some extra security to my personal website. This post will cover the things I learned along the way through my research and also explain how quick and easy it can be to add SSL Encryption to your website.
I've been asked a few times how I back up my servers at Digital Ocean. It seems this topic is quite popular due to the fact they just started charging for automated backups on the 1st of July. In this article I'm going to go through the process of using s3cmd with Amazon S3 to easily backup and restore your servers. Although I use Digital Ocean as my own hosting company, and this is where this backup system is in place, it can just as easily be transferred to any hosting provider.