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I’m Harry Bailey and I help foster tech teams and the humans who help form and fuel them. My work creates better outcomes, more value, happier humans and solid autonomous teams.
My experience as a product owner, business owner, tech strategist and software developer enables me take a team-focused approach. I look to support value creation at every level from pair coding through to business strategy.
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When you set up an Apache or LAMP Lightsail instance on Amazon Web Services, the default document root is
If you are migrating to Lightsail already use something other than
htdocs as your root folder, for example
public_html, then you might want to update this.
Although you could creating a new app on the server to hand it, here is a simpler option which leaves the default folders and setup in place:
/opt/bitnami/apache2/conf/bitnami/bitnami.conf add your own document root to the end of every location that
htdocs is mentioned.
sudo chown -R bitnami:daemon /home/bitnami/htdocs/*
sudo chmod -R g+w /home/bitnami/htdocs
sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh restart apache
And you should be good to go.
I was involved in a discussion on Twitter recently about the pitfalls of having a name which isn’t unique. Another person with your name who was, or is, more famous than you are.
To add insult to injury, in our cases there were people who’ve shared our names in the past who have been less than perfect human beings.
In my case for example, another Harry Bailey was a doctor in Australia and was using some pretty awful treatments on people. His wikipedia page is the top result for Harry Bailey, and has been since I can remember.
The second Harry Bailey that used to outrank me is a character in a well known black and white Christmas film. He’s the brother of the main character and is referenced across various websites.
Thankfully, my writing and link building for Harry Bailey replaced the later on the first page of several search engines with my own content. Continue reading “Being outranked for your own name in search engines”