Search The Hostwinds Guides Knowledge Base

Installing CentOS Web Panel on CentOS 7

real time mail scanning/etc. A fresh install of CentOS 6 or 7   How do I Install CentOS Web Panel? With the above requirements met, the installation process is very straightforward.   First, you will want to make sure your newly installed CentOS version is a fresh install and is up to date. The following command will update your software to the most recent versions, and then initiate a restart of your server. This can be done by issuing the following command via SSH.   yum -y update   After this, you will want to navigate to /usr/local/src , download… […]

Read More…

How to Download and Install Software (CentOS 7)

you can install the software without the need to confirm the installation by utilizing the “y” option as you can see via the following:   yum install nano -y   Once the installation process is complete and providing there are no errors, your selected software should now be installed and ready to use. In regards to the example used in this guide, you’d be able to begin using nano to edit your text based files.   Helpful Related Articles   Common Commands (CentOS 7) Getting Started With CentOS 7 Installing CentOS Web Panel On CentOS 7 Hostwinds CentOS 7 Articles… […]

Read More…

How to Install PHP Modules (CentOS 7)

    Now your PHP modules chosen to be removed are uninstalled.   Like most things, moderation is the key and it is best to only install modules that you need. I hope that after reading this article you now feel more comfortable installing PHP modules. If you’re interested in testing your servers PHP processing, we have an article that you might enjoy which covers that: How To Create A PHP Info Page   Helpful Related Articles How to Install PHP In CentOS 7 How to Install BIND on CentOS 7 Common Commands (CentOS 7) Getting Started With CentOS 7… […]

Read More…

How To Install MariaDB (CentOS 7)

successfully it is advised to use the following command to check its status:   systemctl status mariadb   Last but not least you’ll need to execute the security script for MariaDB, which allows you to change the default MariaDB root user password.   mysql_secure_installation   Follow the on screen instructions to change the password and finalize your MariaDB installation. If everything completed without any errors, MariaDB should now be fully functional on your server!   Helpful Related Articles Common Commands (CentOS 7) Getting Started With CentOS 7 Installing CentOS Web Panel On CentOS 7 How To Install MySQL (CentOS 7)… […]

Read More…

How to Delete a User (CentOS 7)

and the user account itself, you could do so via the following command issued as the root or sudo user. If you’re using a sudo user please ensure that you add sudo before the command:   userdel -r username_to_delete_here   This would effectively and remove all traces of the user from your server. Please note that without a backup the files are permanently removed.   Helpful Related Articles   Common Commands (CentOS 7) Getting Started With CentOS 7 Installing CentOS Web Panel On CentOS 7 How To Create A New User (CentOS 7) How To Delete A User (CentOS 7)… […]

Read More…

How To Create A New User (CentOS 7)

…steps successfully, the new user should now be added to your server. You can test this by issuing the su command followed by the username for the account that you just created:   su – newusernamehere     You should now be logged in as the new user! If you’d like to give this user Sudo access, please refer to the following guide starting at step 3: Create a sudo user (CentOS 7)   Helpful Related Articles Common Commands (CentOS 7) How to Delete a User (CentOS 7) Installing CentOS Web Panel on CentOS 7 Getting Started With CentOS 7… […]

Read More…

Troubleshooting Using Logs (CentOS 7)

Using log files is critical to monitoring the Operating System and troubleshooting any problems. CentOS 7 has built in syslog that is used to build your log files.   What Logs Does Syslog Generate?   /var/log is the directory that you can find any logs generated by the syslog in this directory /var/log/messages stores all of the syslog messages other than the ones mentioned below. /var/log/secure stores authentication and security related messages and errors. This also keeps track of authentication requests. /var/log/maillog is where you can find mail related messages. This also keeps track of email error messages. /var/log/cron contains… […]

Read More…

How To Install BIND on CentOS 7

BIND is by far the default and most popular DNS software utilized on Unix like operating systems, such as Linux or more specifically for this article CentOS 7. The primary function of BIND is to translate domain names to their corresponding IP addresses. The focus of this article is to cover the installation of BIND within CentOS 7. If you’d like to learn more about how to configure BIND, please refer to our article that covers that topic: Configure BIND Server.   How To Install BIND (CentOS 7) Before we begin, please ensure that you’re logged into your server via… […]

Read More…

How to Install PHP In CentOS 7

How To Install PHP In CentOS 7 PHP is a very popular open-source scripting language that is ideal for web based development. It is executed on the server side and is used in a variety of websites/web based applications. PHP is also an integral part of a LAMP stack, a widely used method to host websites, as it can do things such as process code to display content dynamically and connect to a MySQL database. Unfortunately this wonderful package does not come pre installed on CentOS 7, however with a few commands you can have it up and running in… […]

Read More…

How to Install Virtualmin (CentOS 7)

distros:   CentOS/RHEL/Scientific Linux 7 on x86_64 CentOS/RHEL/Scientific Linux 5 and 6 on i386 or x86_64 Debian 6, 7, and 8 on i386 or amd64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, and 16.04 LTS on i386 or amd64 (non-LTS releases are not supported)   The following steps can be utilized to install Virtualmin in a CentOS 7 (RHEL 7) environment.   Ensure your server is up to date   yum update -y     Install perl for the Virtualmin script to execute correctly   yum install perl -y     Download the Virtualmin installer script using wget   wget http://software.virtualmin.com/gpl/scripts/install.sh  … […]

Read More…