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How to Download and Install Software (Ubuntu)

When installing software on an Ubuntu-based server you’d typically do this using the Linux shell or terminal (command line). It may seem a bit daunting at first, however, the focus of this guide is to help walk you through downloading and installing software on a Linux server running Ubuntu. By following this guide you’ll be able to install any compatible software on your Ubuntu based server. What Is Apt-Get? The apt-get utility is a powerful and free package management command line program, that is used to work with Ubuntu’s APT (Advanced Packaging Tool) library to perform installation of new software packages, removing existing software…

Install Odoo (Ubuntu 18.04)

would want to start with a fresh OS installation. For this guide we will be using Ubuntu 18.04 to install Odoo. You can do so from the Cloud Control Portal. Just click on the Actions Drop Down menu then Select the Reinstall Option. Select Reinstall under the Actions Menu Then select the Ubuntu 18.04 and then Confirm. Select Ubuntu 18.04, then confirm. Once you have installed Ubuntu 18.04, you would just need to login to the VPS via SSH. You would do so using your IP address, username ‘root’ and Password. All of this should be available in the Cloud…

How to install Bind on Ubuntu 16.04

The de-facto standard Domain Name System server of the Linux / BSD world, BIND is easy to install on Ubuntu as well as any other distributions. BIND translates domain names to IP addresses primarily, but has a few other functions. Installing BIND on Ubuntu 16.04 is as follows:   Installing Bind on Ubuntu Server 16.04 Unlike the desktop versions of Ubuntu, our Ubuntu Server VPS image will give you root on the command line, so you don’t need to use ‘sudo’ to run commands as root. These commands should be performed from the command line after Connecting to Your Server…

How to Install PHP Modules (Ubuntu 14.04)

package for PHP 5. Like most things, moderation is the key and it is best to only install modules that you need. We 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 how to do just that: How to create a PHP info page   Helpful Related Articles Install WordPress On Ubuntu 16.04 How to Change Your MySQL Password in Ubuntu 14.04 How to install LAMP on Ubuntu 16.04 How to Create a New User (Ubuntu)…

How to Install Ubuntu Desktop on a VPS

A fairly common use for a VPS is to use it as a remote desktop, essentially acting as a remote computer available for use. For the preset Operating System Images Hostwinds provides, by default only Windows offers remote desktop out of the box. The Linux images are all the server variants, which only offer SSH access by default. However, it is still possible to install the desktop variants of several Linux distributions by installing it via the ISO. This guide goes over how to install the desktop version of Ubuntu on a VPS using their ISO. Installation Step #1: Go…

How to Delete a User (Ubuntu)

Adding a new user is a simple but essential part of managing a Linux based server, such as Ubuntu, which we previously covered in the article: How to create a new user (Ubuntu) . But what about removing a user that you no longer need? You could just leave the account there, however this may prove to be a security breach waiting to happen or perhaps you’d like to free up the space that the unused account is taking up. Either way the best solution is to simply remove the unused account. In this article we will show you how…

Install MEAN Stack on Ubuntu 18.04 (4 Steps)

What is the MEAN Stack? The MEAN stack has been quickly rising in popularity as a rubust Javascript-based development stack. The name MEAN referes to its components; MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, and NodeJS. Step 1: Install MEAN For this installation, we will be using Ubuntu 18.04 in this guide. Before starting, make sure you run the following commands on your Hostwinds VPS or Dedicated Server to make sure you are up to date: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Step 2: Install MondoDB You have the option of installing MongoDB from the Ubuntu repository, but it is frequently out of date….

How to Install PHP in Ubuntu 18.04

to help you get PHP installed and operational in Ubuntu 18.04. Installation Instructions Before getting started you’ll need to login to your server using SSH. If you’re not familiar with how to do this, please take a moment and read through the following: Connecting to Your Server via SSH. Once you have connected to your server via SSH please proceed with the installation. Like most software that can be installed in Ubuntu, you’ll be using the apt-get command to install the necessary PHP packages and some additional helpful packages as the root or sudo user. apt-get install php libapache2-mod-php If…

Create A Sudo User (Ubuntu)

add them using the same method referenced above. You can also test to ensure that the user account now has sudo privileges by switching to the user and issuing a command using sudo before the command:   su – username_here sudo ls -alh /root     If the user has sudo privileges you’ll be prompted for the user’s password, followed by a full listing of the root directory after issuing the commands referenced above.   Helpful Related Articles   How To Install LAMP On Ubuntu 16.04 Install WordPress On Ubuntu 16.04 How To Delete A User (Ubuntu) Minimum System Requirements…

How to Create a New User (Ubuntu)

set up and ready for use! If you’d like to give this user account Sudo access, you can do so by utilizing the information in the following guide: Create a sudo user (Ubuntu). You can test that this account was created successfully and is in working order by issuing the following command replacing “newusernamehere” with the username you just created.   su – newusernamehere   If the account was created correctly and is in working order, you should now be logged in as the new user!   Related Articles How to Delete a User (Ubuntu) Create a Sudo User (Ubuntu)…