SMTP setting for Drupal, Django, and WordPress

Drupal, Django, and WordPress are using localhost as SMTP server by default. But there is a way to use another SMTP server to send email.

Secure Apache2 and PHP on Ubuntu 16.04

Create /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-security.conf

$ sudo vi /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-security.conf
# Secure apache website

# Disable Trace HTTP Request
TraceEnable off

# Disable Signature
ServerSignature Off

# Disable Banner
ServerTokens Prod

# If enabled ssl (sudo a2enmod ssl)
# Use only TLS, Disable SSLv2, SSLv3
# SSLProtocol -ALL +TLSv1

# Disable Null and Weak Ciphers

# Disable Directory Listing
Options all -Indexes

# If enabled headers (sudo a2enmod headers)
# Disable x-powered by
Header always unset X-Powered-By
$ sudo a2ensite 000-security.conf

On ubuntu 16.04. The default php settings is good. Please make sure settings in php.ini



expose_php = Off
display_errors = Off


Install apache2, php, mysql client, drush on ubuntu 16.04

Install mysql-client

sudo apt install mysql-client

Install php7

sudo apt install php php-xml php-gd php-curl php-mcrypt php-mbstring php7.0-mbstring php-gettext php-mysql

Install apache2

sudo apt install apache2 libapache2-mod-php mod_dbd
sudo a2enmod rewrite

Install drush

$ php -r "readfile('');" > drush
$ php drush core-status
$ chmod +x drush
$ sudo mv drush /usr/local/bin
$ drush init