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How To Update Your Server (Linux)

…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 distribution, execute the following command while logged into the server via SSH. apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade These are actually two commands: apt-get update apt-get dist-upgrade The “&&” means that the first command will be executed, then the second. apt-get update will refresh the repository and apt-get…

LAMP Stack Application Overview

…cPanel for example, could be that you are not looking to spend money on a cPanel license as you only need the base functionality of a PHP Web server. Along with being a quite popular environment for web servers, it has a great deal of documentation for each of the programs involved.   Related Articles How to Add/Modify your A Record – A guide on how to setup your A Record to point to your LAMP Server How to Install LAMP on Ubuntu 16.04 – A guide on how to setup the LAMP Stack on a preexisting Ubuntu 16.04 Server….

What Is Plesks System Requirements?

As far as control panels are concerned, Plesk offers it’s subscribers the ability to have a rich user interface to manage their server.  It is generally suggested to use on a Windows hosting environment that many Hostwinds clients choose to use for their VPS.   Minimum System Requirements   RAM The minimum amount of RAM required for installing and running Plesk.   Linux Windows 512 MB + 1 GB swap 2 GB Learn how to add a swap file on Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and CentOS 7.   Disk space   The minimum amount of free disk space required for installing and running…

How to Install Packages Using Virtualmin

Typically to install software in a Linux based environment you’d do so using the package manager for that Linux distro from within the Linux shell (command line). If this sounds like something you’d be interested in we have covered this topic for both Ubuntu 14.04 and CentOS 7 in the following two articles: How to download and install software (Ubuntu 14.04) How to download and install software (CentOS 7)   But not everyone is comfortable installing software without the aid of GUI, which is where a control panel like Virtualmin can come in handy! The focus of this article is…

How to Use Nginx Reverse Proxy (cPanel/WHM Server)

…bash engintron.sh install Step 4: When the installation is complete, refresh WHM. You can now find the Engintron plugin by searching in WHM: Here, you can navigate to Nginx > Status, on the left-hand side. You should find that Nginx is running on your cPanel/WHM server: You can find operations available on this page for Nginx, Apache, MySQL or MariaDB, system utilites, and Engintron. You can restart services, edit configuration files, see current connections, and much more on this page. Related Articles Nginx Reverse Proxy with SSL Use Ngnix to Proxy Docker Containers on Ubuntu What is a Web Server?…

How to View Running Processes in Virtualmin

Linux is an open source kernel that is used in many different Unix like Operating systems, such as CentOS, Ubuntu and OpenElec – just to name a few. Virtualmin is a free and open source control panel that can run on top of or rather in tandem with Linux on a server to help you manage the functionality of the server and any websites associated with that server. Like with any operating system you can list currently running processes in Linux, however on a Linux server this typically requires utilizing the Linux shell (command line) unless you have a control…

Create a sudo user (CentOS 7)

…a session, you’ll be prompted for the password to complete the command. If you followed this guide and the password was entered correctly, you should now see the directory listing for the root user. Having and using a sudo user is an excellent security practice, as it ensures that you can still enjoy the benefits of having the root user’s privileges without some of the risks associated with using the root account all of the time.   Related Articles Create A Sudo User (Ubuntu) Changing File Ownership and Permissions in Linux Common Commands (CentOS 7) Getting Started With CentOS 7…

Common Linux Commands

Linux is an open source operating system that has been available since the mid 1990’s and powers multiple devices from home appliances to smartphones. Linux is comprised of various different distributions such as Ubuntu, CentOS and Linux Mint. Each distro has it’s own take on the desktop and overall user environment for home PC use, however when utilizing Linux for a server you’ll primarily utilize the terminal or shell interface. Like all operating systems Linux has a plethora of different commands that can be utilized from within the shell or terminal interface. In this article we will list off some…

Sync a Linux VPS with Object Storage (Rclone)

…point, and CTRL + C from the shell where the mount is running. If there is an issue unmounting, manually unmount with the command below: fusermount -u /path/to/local/mount Conclusion Now you have successfully configured your Rclone remote and created your first remote directory. You can find all Rclone commands by visiting their documentation for commands like cat, move, copy, serve, and more. Related Articles How to Mount Object Storage to a VPS (CentOS 7) How to Mount Object Storage to a VPS (Ubuntu 18.04) Object Storage Management How To Use Object Storage To Host Files Add A Volume in Linux…

How to Install Virtualmin (CentOS 7)

…guide. Although this guide is written strictly for CentOS 7, Virtualmin offers an automated installation script for the following 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 on a fresh OS installation. Ensure your server is up to date yum update -y Download the Virtualmin installer script using wget wget http://software.virtualmin.com/gpl/scripts/install.sh…