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Installing a VNC server in Debian/Ubuntu

…we just installed. https://www.tightvnc.com/ — but other VNC clients should be compatible. Install and open the client, then enter the IP address or hwsrv-…hostwindsdns.com hostname, followed by a colon and the desktop number. Step 5: Enter the IP of the server followed by a colon and the VNC server number. Step 6: Click connect, then enter your password when prompted. You’re connected to a desktop running as root! If the default 1024×768 is not appropriate, you can stop it and restart it with different settings: vncserver -kill :1 vncserver -geometry 1920×1080 Related Articles Installing a GUI on Debian / Ubuntu

How to install LAMP on Ubuntu 16.04

…below with the actual username you desire to create sudo usermod -a -G sudo [desiredusername] Use the su  command to switch to the new user account which you have granted the privileges to.  su [desiredusername] Installing Apache Apache is one of the most popular web servers available and widely used due to its stability. It’s generally the default choice for Clients when setting up a webserver due to it’s long history, stability and support over many years. You will install Apache using the Ubuntu package manager, apt  .  You will run the following commands to start the update for your…

How to Install and Use Vivaldi Web Browser (Ubuntu VPS)

This guide explains how to add a Web browser on a your Hostwinds Ubuntu Cloud SSD or Dedicated server.  It describes the installation of Vivaldi, which is a World Wide Web Browser that can view World Wide Web (W3) content. Some terms that you may need to be familiar with before continuing with this guide: xRDP is a Protocol Server for Linux. Vivaldi is a W3 web-browser Xfce is a Graphical User Interface for Linux Operating Systems. Vivaldi is a Web Browser that allows you to view websites and their content. STEP 1 – INSTALL Xfce and xRDP on Linux…

Install wordpress on Ubuntu 16.04

WordPress is one of our most popular Website builders. It allows you to build sites with a MySQL backend and PHP processing. We’re going to focus on getting this installed on Ubuntu 16.04 using the terminal. Before we begin, there’s a few other things that need to be taken care of. Prerequisites: Create a sudo user Install a LAMP Secure your site with SSL Alright, now that you gotten the pre-work out of the way, you should be a bit more familiar with the terminal interface. There’s still a few more steps before we actually start installing wordpress, but lets…

Install FTP Server on Ubuntu

Installing File Transfer Protocol (FTP) on Ubuntu is a common task that allows you to use FTP for moving files between computers. FTP works on the client-server model. The server component is the FTP Daemon which is always listening for FTP requests on the assinged port (port 21 by default).  The first step is to install an FTP daemon, we recommend vsftpd. sudo apt install vsftpd Enable Uploading via FTP By default, FTP users can downlaod files, but cannot upload via FTP. To allow users to upload files, edit the file /etc/vsftpd.conf: write_enable=YES Next, restart vsftpd: sudo systemctl restart vsftpd.service…

Install Let’s Encrypt SSL Using Certbot (Ubuntu)

…will need before beginning with this guide. You will need a Hostwinds server with Ubuntu Access to SSH with the root user or a user with sudo access A domain that you can add DNS records to that are hosted on that server A good working backup of your Server or take a snapshot backup Once those items are ready we can start with the guide. Installing Certbot To install Certbot onto the server we will be using the repository maintained by the Certbot developers as they have the most up to date version. To begin, add the repository: sudo…

How to Mount Object Storage to a VPS (Ubuntu 18.04)

S3 File System (s3fs) is a utility that allows remote object storage containers, or buckets, to be exported as a local file system. This means that Hostwinds’ Object Storage can be mounted to a VPS, and the user can have access to scalable, static storage locally. Object storage can be used for storing backups, for file-sharing, or other unstructured data. The guide below will explain the steps required to mount Hostwinds’ Object Storage to a Ubuntu 18.04 server. Step 1: Install s3fs-fuse: Access your VPS via SSH as the root user, or a user with sudo access. Next install s3fs-fuse…

How to Install Grafana (Debian / Ubuntu)

In this guide, we will be going into the step by step installation process for Grafana on a Debian or Ubuntu Linux Distribution. All you would need for this guide is access to your Hostwinds server with either distribution. If you have everything and are able to connect to your Hostwinds Server, then let’s start installing Grafana. To start off the installation process you will need to install 2 protocols to your server. The first, apt-transport-https, will allow you to download repositories accessed from the HTTPS protocol. The second you will have to install is software-properties-common, this will help you…

Install Cacti On Your Server (Ubuntu 18.04)

…Take note of the directories in case they need to updated. Update the permissions by using command at the bottom. You will need to update it to reflect the directory you are updating. Then click Next. # Writable only during installation. /usr/share/cacti/site/resource/snmp_queries /usr/share/cacti/site/resource/script_server /usr/share/cacti/site/resource/script_queries /usr/share/cacti/site/scripts # Writable after Installation is complete. /usr/share/cacti/site/log /usr/share/cacti/site/cache/boost /usr/share/cacti/site/cache/mibcache /usr/share/cacti/site/cache/realtime /usr/share/cacti/site/cache/spikekill chown -R apache.apache /usr/share/cacti/site/resource/ You can select and install cacti options for default servers, since we are using an Ubuntu installation, you can select a Linux installation. However if this is to monitor something else, then you can choose a default selection. Login and…

How to Setup Secure Videoconferencing with Jitsi Meet (Ubuntu 18.04)

Jitsi Meet offers secure and open-source video conferencing, screen-sharing, and document-sharing from your desktop web browser. Meetings can be joined with custom URLs, and you can also connect from mobile apps on Android or iOS. This guide will explain the steps to install Jitsi Meet on Ubuntu 18.04. Install Jitsi Meet Connect to your VPS via SSH. Ensure that you have a fully-qualified domain name (FQDN) to host your meetings. This should be setup with an A record at the domain’s DNS zone. Verify that the FQDN is in the/etc/hostname file: vi /etc/hostname Then add the same FQDN in the/etc/hosts…