My name is Stefan Ashwell and when I'm not coding personal projects or painting miniatures, I'm a Software Engineer at Holmes Media in Market Harborough.

This blog is a place for me to write about things that require that little bit extra to solve. We all have gaps in our knowledge and every now and then I need to reach out on search engines or blogs to find an answer. Often, these answers come from multiple sources. This blog serves as a personal resource, but if it's helpful for me I'm sure it'll help others too!

Installing Plesk on Ubuntu 14.04

Posted on 27 May 2015

This is a quick guide for installing Plesk onto a Digital Ocean Ubuntu 14.04 droplet. This is done on a completely blank droplet straight after it’s creation. Install wget Firstly, we need to make sure wget is installed. Run the following: Plesk installation Next we download the Plesk installer with the following command: Then run it: Press enter […]

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Dynamic Routing in Laravel 5

Posted on 16 March 2015

Laravel’s routing features give you a huge amount of control over your application’s URL structure. At first glance however, one question jumped out at me. Is there a way to dynamically handle base URLs while still defining others as you need to? What is Dynamic Routing? A lot of the applications I build are content […]

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