CentOS

How To Change File Permissions

When working with Linux, there may come a time where you will need to modify file or folder permissions due to a 403 error on your Website, or for a certain script or program to run properly. This can either be done using cPanel’s File Manager, which makes this an easy process or directly from…

Common Commands (CentOS 7)

Common commands for CentOS 7 specific Operating Systems are below   Basic Configuration           Jobs and Services                       Kernel, Boot, Hardware                   Software Management                  …

How To Install Node.js On Linux

Along with the many technologies out there, such as Ruby, Python and PHP, you may have heard of one called Node.js. Node.js is a lightweight and seemingly efficient JavaScript runtime that can be used to run JavaScript code outside of the browser. Among the other amazing features that Node.js has jam packed into itself, it…

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…

Getting Started With CentOS 7

This article is intended for Hostwinds clients who have chosen to install CentOS 7 to begin configuring and customizing  server using the command line interface. We highly recommend taking a snapshot backup before making any modifications in case you need to restore it at any time. Below are some basic configurations you can view and…

How to Install and Run Clamscan

How to install ClamAV ClamAV or Clamscan is a malware scanner for Linux. It will often catch things that are malicious, such as PHP scripts, bad emails, etc. On your Linux server, it is very easy to install and run Clamscan, however you’ll need to be familiar with how to SSH into your server. If…

How to Create a New User (CentOS 7)

Typically when you get your server (Cloud or Dedicated server) you’ll have access to the root user with no other additional users added to the server. Although the root user does not have any restrictions which allows you to fully manage your server, this can also be a liability from a security standpoint. Also, you…

How to Delete a User (CentOS 7)

You may find that at some point you have a user account that is no longer needed and needs to be removed from your server. Perhaps a contractor that you have hired has completed their work, or it is simply a test account that has served its purpose. Regardless of the circumstance you can delete…

How To Install MariaDB (CentOS 7)

MariaDB is an open source community developed database management system. MariaDB was designed as a replacement for MySQL and strives to maintain compatibility with MySQL. In fact in most instances MariaDB will work identically to and some would even argue better than MySQL. The focus of this article is to help you install MariaDB, however…

How to Install MySQL (CentOS 7)

An open source variation of the SQL database management system, MySQL is a very common system to find on a Linux based server. MySQL is used by a number of large companies across the internet such as Facebook and YouTube to store various bits of pertinent data. MySQL can also be used in tandem with…

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