Centmin Mod uses Neil Pang’s acme.sh client as the underlying tool to issue and obtain free Letsencrypt certificates for Nginx HTTPS auto created sites. The acme.sh client has added support for other free ACME protocol compatible CA SSL providers like Buypass (BuyPass Go SSL) and ZeroSSL. This guide shows how you can switch over from Letsencrypt to using ZeroSSL SSL certificates which uses Sectigo (Comodo) certificates and supports free wildcard SSL certificates and doesn’t have any rate limiting for SSL certificate issuance.
Newer Tar 1.32+ and Rsync 3.2.3 versions have added Facebook’s zstd compression algorithm and Rsync has added lz4 and xxHash checksum algorithms which give Tar and Rsync a tremendous boost in transfer speed. I’ve switched most of my own personal backup scripts to using these newer Tar 1.32+ and Rsync 3.2.3 versions now.
For CentOS 7 based Centmin Mod users, you may run into the Python 2.7 deprecation message when running CentOS 7 native Python 2.7 and that Python 2.7’s end of life is on January 1, 2020 and that you need to upgrade Python 2.7. You should not upgrade the CentOS 7 native Python 2.7 as that may break your system and YUM operation. Instead, you should install a newer Python version side by side.
You’ve accidentally run the SSH command
iptables -F and have locked yourself out of your server and can not SSH login again. So how do you regain SSH access? Centmin Mod LEMP stack uses CSF Firewall which is a wrapper interface to CentOS system’s underlying IPTables. If you run the SSH command,
iptables -F you may end up locking yourself out of the server as this command flushes all the existing IPTable rules that are configured and setup by CSF Firewall at startup. This guide will outline ways you can possibly regain SSH access using example VPS providers – Upcloud, DigitalOcean, Vultr, Linode, Hetzner and Amazon AWS EC2 instance servers.