How to Change Your MySQL Password in Ubuntu 14.04

If you would like to reset the password for the root user’s MySQL password, this guide will help you through that process. Reset MySQL Password Stop the MySQL Server You will want to have the correct version before continuing with this guide and are able to get it using this command: mysql –version Before continuing with the following, you will want to know that these steps are intended to be run by the root user by using su or sudo commands. Logging in as your root user is not recommended. In order to change the MySQL password ,…

Install Docker and WordPress On Ubuntu

What is Docker? Docker is a containerization platform that performs operating system level virtualization, which lets you run lightweight containers in isolation. The following document will take you through the steps to install Docker and run a WordPress & MySQL container.   Installing Docker   Install docker from from the official repository. curl -sSL https://get.docker.com/ | sh   Use the command below check to verify the version. docker version Now install Docker Machine by grabbing from it’s github repo and making it executable.   curl -L https://github.com/docker/machine/releases/download/v0.14.0/docker-machine-`uname -s`-`uname -m` >/tmp/docker-machine     chmod +x /tmp/docker-machine    …

Creating FTP Accounts Through the Server

How Do I Create An FTP Account Without A Control Panel? This guide covers how to create FTP accounts using vsftpd, and this software can be installed on CentOS 6, CentOS 7 and Ubuntu.   Before installing any software it’s always best practice to ensure that your system is up to date. Please see and follow the following guide to update your server. How to Update Your Server   How To Install vsftpd CentOS 6/Redhat 6 Step 1 – First, install vsftpd. Do this by issuing the following command while logged in via SSH.   yum install vsftpd   Note:…

How To Update Your Server (Linux)

…  Please note that this will prompt you to confirm the package installations that occur during the update process by asking you to press ‘y’. If you’d like to avoid this you may use the aforementioned command with the -y option. The command would be as follows.   yum update -y     Ubuntu/Debian To update your Debian or Ubuntu based distro, execute the following command while logged into the server via SSH.   apt-get update     Please note that this will prompt you to confirm the package installations that occur during the update process by asking you to…

How to Create a PHP Info Page

…already installed PHP on your server, however if you have not yet done so please review the following articles which cover the installation of PHP in CentOS 7 or Ubuntu 14.04:   How to install PHP (Ubuntu 14.04) How to install PHP (CentOS 7)   How to test PHP using a PHP info page Before getting started you’ll need to access your server using SSH. If you’re not familiar with how to do this, or you simply love to read, please take a moment and read through the following article: Connecting to Your Server via SSH . Once you have…

How to Add UFW Rules

Uncomplicated Fire Wall or UFW for short is a piece of software that manages your default netfilter firewall on your Ubuntu system. The following steps will walk you through the process of adding different rules that will secure your server. Setup Default Rules When managing your system’s firewall one of the first things you want to do is set some default rules to minimize the amount of attack vectors. You can use the ufw default command to create blanket rules for both ingress and egress traffic as shown below. Once you’ve added your default rules you can then continue to…

Cloud Instance Overview

…IPs Manage rDNS for IPv4/IPv6 IPs Password management Firewall management View bandwidth usage Manage/attach additional disk volumes View raw console output of instance Upgrade or downgrade your instance Management of SSH keys Create and manage instance snapshots Create instance template with recent snapshot of created instance VNC Access to server Power management of server (Boot, reboot, shutdown, etc)   Operating System Selection Operating Systems: CentOS CentOS 6 CentOS 7 Ubuntu Ubuntu 14.04 Ubuntu 16.04 Ubuntu 16.10 Ubuntu 17.04 Fedora Fedora 24 Fedora 25 Debian Debian 8 Debian 9 Windows Server Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2016 Application…

What are My Operating System Options?

…Server 2008 R2 Datacenter (Dedicated Servers only) Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter (Dedicated Servers only) Windows Server 2016 Windows Server 2016 Datacenter (Dedicated Servers only) Review our handy article if you need help Choosing Your Windows OS Version.   CentOS Servers (Linux) CentOS 6 CentOS 7 CentOS 7 optimized for cPanel/WHM (Please see cPanel Minimum Requirements for information about what resources your server will need to run cPanel)   Debian Servers (Linux) Debian 8 Debian 9   Fedora Servers (Linux) Fedora 24 Fedora 25 Fedora 26   Ubuntu Servers (Linux) Ubuntu 14.04 Ubuntu 16.04 Ubuntu 17.04…

Running a Virus Scan on your Server

Once ClamAV is installed you can run a scan using the following commands. Please note that the following commands apply to both Ubuntu and CentOS.   To check files in the all users home directories issue the following command:   clamscan -r /home   To check all files on the server instance:   clamscan -r /   How to Run a Virus Scan in Linux Using Linux Malware Detect The following steps will assist you with the installation of Linux Malware Detect for CentOS, Ubuntu, and servers that are utilizing cPanel.   Connect to the server instance using an ssh…

How to Run Malware Scan on Linux

…install the package with: yum install clamav-server clamav-data clamav-update clamav-filesystem clamav clamav-scanner-systemd clamav-devel clamav-lib clamav-server-systemd Now your Maldet scans will run much more quickly, and no additional configuration is needed to connect ClamAV and Maldet.   Ubuntu/Debian Installation Instructions To install to Ubuntu, you first need to download the installation package: cd /tmp/ curl -O http://www.rfxn.com/downloads/maldetect-current.tar.gz You then need to extract the installation files: tar -zxvf maldetect-current.tar.gz Go to the extracted directory and install: cd maldetect-1.6.2/ bash install.sh It is recommended to install ClamAV with Maldet to improve the overall scan ability as well as speed, to install ClamAV you…

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