I currently host this site (and a few others to boot) on an unmanaged VPS from the most excellent folk at Digital Ocean. Now, I’m a fan of the command line, but I’m not as quick as I’d like to be, and I need to be able to quickly and efficiently set up staging sites, client accounts, and the like.
Enter VestaCP, a free, open-source, Russian-built control panel of excellence.
Setting up accounts, databases, and staging sites is super simple, and I’ve even set up Varnish for superfast pageload times.
Imagine my dismay when I went to log in to Vesta to received an error message out of the blue. 505 Internal Server Error, read the screen. All my sites still loaded, but I couldn’t access the control panel or log in at all.
The fix? Clear all cookies and you’re back up and running!