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Yourls | URL shortener

Features

 Private

With the popular commercial options other companies profit from your links and users.

 Easy Install

Quick, typical PHP, MySQL application installation. Just a few configs in its config file.

 Vanity URL

Use your URL instead of bit.ly and others. There are a lot of new TLD's out there with 4 character domains available.

 Data / Analytics

Get stats for each of your shortened URLs, hit by date, location, source, and shares.

 Moblie apps

Apps or Android and iOS.

 Plugins

Their wiki on github lists 100 or so plugins for additional analytics, QR code generators, and various other.

Our YOURLS HOWTOs: https://ediy.sh/yourls

See the above link for an example of one of our Yourls installations. It only does one thing and it does it well. A great way to set yourself apart from the masses.

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Easy to use wiki | Dokuwiki

Features

Easy Installation

To install upload it to your server and unpack. That's it. The install wizard will guide you though configuration.

Extensible

100s of plugins to extend DokuWiki's features installable though the extension manager in the admin interface.

No Database

There no database, all the pages are saved as text files. There is a option to use MySQL for user auth, but that's not necessary.

 Themeable

The layout can be customized with themes, either use a pre-made them or make your own. Installable though extension manager.

 ACLs

Pages can viewed or edited by anyone or only selected users. Great for intranet use.

Simple Syntax

The markup language is similar to media wiki. For instance to italicize a word put // on each side. Or use the editor which is extensible with plugins.

Our DokuWiki HOWTOs: https://ediy.sh/dokuwiki

My HOWTOs section of this website is built with DokuWIki as well as my inter-company wiki. I chose it because it's very easy to use by both administrators and users, can be setup as a private wiki or public, and works well for multi-lingual wikis. The documentation is great and the community is active.  All of the plugins I've seen are free.

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Akeeba Backup | Backup for Websites

Features

Compatible with PHP/MySQL Websites

Orginally built for Joomla as an extension, Akeeba Solo can be used with WordPress, Drupal or almost any other PHP/MySQL websites.

One Click Backup or Automatic Backups

Trigger the backups by the press for a button or the nackup configurations can be triggered by cron.

Advanced User Auth & Management

Multiple users with multiple levels of access control (ACL) with a multi-factor authentication option.

Off-Site Backups and aging

Send to AWS S3 and S3 compatible storage, Dropbox, Google Storage, Azure or by FTP, SFTP, and more. The backup configuration can be set to delete old backups from storage

Encrypted Backups

With the paid plan you have the option to encrypt the backups. Use a 128-bit AES key.

Customizable Backup Profile

Have multiple backup profiles for multiple websites or multiple configurations for a single website (ex. different storage locations and retention options.

Our Akeeba Backup HOWTOs: https://ediy.sh/akeebabackup

I use a number of Akeeba's products. They are all well written, documented, with fantastic service. Akeeba Backup not only fulfills its job as a full featured backup solution for websites, it's the workhouse of my development workflow, cloning sites and databases between development servers and production servers.

Using Akeeba Backup with their UNiTE restore script, backups can be pulled from remote storage and restored completely hands off. UNiTE's configuration XML is easy to understand with large number of parameters. Adjusting the sample XML is probably all you will need to do.

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Network & Device Monitor | Zabbix

Features

Monitor Anything

Monitor networks, servers, cloud services, applications, and services.

Intelligent Alerting & Remediation

Configure to send messages to the appropriate person, attempt to fix automatically, and escalate if necessary.

Distributed Monitoring, High Availability, & unlimited scalability

Monitor data from an unlimited number of agents that are accessable by the internet or though proxy servers for devices behind firewalls.

Easy Deployment

 Installs fast, typical if any MySQL/PHP website. And monitor your devices with the many monitoring templates that are already available or create custom templates for your needs.

Strong Security

Encrypted communication between agents and server. Multiple methods of authentication with access control lists.

Mature Application

Started as an internal project in a bank in 1998

Our Zabbix HOWTOs: https://ediy.sh/zabbix

Easy to use, setup, and manage. Out of the box, with the many available templates you'll be able to monitor your servers, services, or almost any device of your choice on an easy to read dashboard. You can configure which issues Zabbix is to attempt to fix itself and/or when to alert a user of your choice. And later, if neccessary escalate the issue to a another user. The Android and iOS apps keep everything at your hands.

 

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ProcessMaker | Business Process Manager

Features

GUI Designer & Sync

Access your files where every you are with thier desktop and mobile clients. And not just files but sync your contact, tasks, calendar, read RSS feeds and chat.

Dashboard

Webmail, calendaring, and contacts used online or synced with Outlook or your phone. With a Collobra server you can make and edit documents, with Libre Office

User Portal & Inbox

Files and communication can be encrypted with server-side and point-to-point encryption. You manage the keys.

API

With the Talk app you can make encrypted, audio/video peer-to-peer calls with individuals or groups. Push notifications alert you of incoming calls on your mobile or desktop. Integrated with Nextcloud Files and Groupware

Desktop & Moblie apps

Available for Windows, Mac, Linux desktops. Andriod and iOS mobilex

BPMN 2.0 Compliant

Their app store has 100s of apps for customization, integration, multimedia, monitoring, document management, organization, security, and communication.

Our Processmaker HOWTOs: https://ediy.sh/processmaker

Processmaker is a BPM and workflow manager than can run with relatively low resources. Workflows are created in it’s well designed, BPMN compliant designer. And is simple to install as any other LAMP web app. Java not needed. No coding is required for workflow or the many integrations already available.

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Mail In a Box | Email Server

Features

 Turn-Key Installation

Very easy installantion. Download a script to your server and launch it. Run it on your own hardware or a VPS. Very low resource requrements.

 DNS Server & Auto Config for New Domains

A DNS server is included and will config your new domains setting the A, MX, SPF, DKIM, DMARC reocrds.

 Automatic Backups

Backup configuration is easy to understand and has the capability of sending offsite to AWS S3.

 Control Panel and System Checks

The control panel  alerts you of any DNS musconfigurations with your domains and when you need to update. Updating consists of rerunning the install script, your data stays in place.

 Webmail & Nextcloud included

Roundcube email client is included so that you can access your mail from anywhere. A version of Nextcloud is installed for syncing your contacts and calendar across your devices. The Nextcloud can be unlocked so to have full access.

 Spam filtering and Greylisting

With no configuration from you, your server will block almost all spam.

Our YOURLS HOWTOs: https://ediy.sh/mailinabox

There is a rumor that hosting your own email server is difficult. That's not true, there are a few good turn-key options like Mail-in-a-Box. I've used a few and built servers from scratch, this is my favorite. Easy and full featured. The community is great, too. With an active forums and IRC channel. Multiple users and multiple domains.

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CMS | Joomla!

Features

SEO

Out of the box, beautiful SEF URLs, fully editable metadata, navigation designed to create clear sitemaps.

Security Minded

A dedicated Security Strike Team releases patches ASAP. Multiple authentication methods including 2FA, and extensions with even more features such as blacklists, file integrity scanners and more

Multilingual

70 language packs. Creation of multilingual sites is a fairly straight forward process with with a translation manager to help keep track of article translations and associations. Read text in the box on the left, enter translation on the right.

Extensible

Fully extensible. They boast 10,000 extensions and templates. Some free some commercial. Or write your own.

ACLs

Use the default access levels or create your own. Control who can see, edit, or modify files. Effecting specific users or user groups

Strong Community

Thousands of volunteers write and review the code, create extensions, and help people in the forums.

Our Joomla! HOWTOs: https://ediy.sh/joomla

Joomla is a fantastic choice for almost any website. And a great alternative to WordPress and perhaps more powerful. Make functional websites, websites that do things, not just for serving blogs. Accounting extensions, shop extensions, live chat, and gallery extensions. Almost anything for your business, be it a micro-business or a Fortune 500. In whichever industry.

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Nextcloud | File sharing & Collaboration

Features

File Sharing & Sync

Access your files where every you are with thier desktop and mobile clients. And not just files but sync your contact, tasks, calendar, read RSS feeds and chat.

Groupware

Webmail, calendaring, and contacts used online or synced with Outlook or your phone. With a Collobra server you can make and edit documents, with Libre Office

Encryption

Files and communication can be encrypted with server-side and point-to-point encryption. You manage the keys.

Real-time Communication

With the Talk app you can make encrypted, audio/video peer-to-peer calls with individuals or groups. Push notifications alert you of incoming calls on your mobile or desktop. Integrated with Nextcloud Files and Groupware

Desktop & moblie apps

Available for Windows, Mac, Linux desktops. Andriod and iOS mobilex

Many Extensions

Their app store has 100s of apps for customization, integration, multimedia, monitoring, document management, organization, security, and communication.

Our Nextcloud HOWTOs: https://ediy.sh/nextcloud

Easy to use, setup, and manage. At its core Nextcloud is a self-hosted file sync and sharing application, think Dropbox, with end-to-end encryption and ability to use remote storage. It's 100% opensource but they do offer hosting and managment.  It's themeable so you can brand it with your logo. With a few add-ons it can replace your google docs, your email client, manage your projects, chat with team members, and much more. It's HIPAA and GDPR compliant and used by the German government's Bundsecloud with 300,000 users, French Ministry of the Interior, Siemens, and many other large organizations who prefer to host their own data. Multiple Nextcloud installations can be joined together with its federated server feature.

 

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