Phantom rewrite rule in Apache

7th March, 2015 - Posted by david

TL;DR The MultiViews option in Apache automatically will map e.g. /xfz/ to /xyz.php I was recently creating a new section of the website I work for and decided to opt for tidy URLs, for SEO purposes, instead of our standard.long?url=format URLs that we have elsewhere. Let’s say the new section I was creating was called […]


Varnish with Apache on Ubuntu, with throttling, logging for multiple sub-sites, handling cookies and more

18th January, 2014 - Posted by david

One of the good things about working in a small company is that you’re more likely to be asked to do things that you’ve never done before and are way out of your comfort zone. Although I’m a programmer/web developer primarily, I like the whole infrastructure aspect of web development too and am always happy […]


How to set up an SVN server over HTTPS on Apache

2nd August, 2012 - Posted by david

So, I recently started a new job as Lead Developer on and one of the first things I was tasked with was moving the codebase from a simple PC running Linux to the cloud, so that it could be accessed remotely, outside the office. Now, while I do prefer Git, SVN is still reasonably […]