Common Commands (CentOS 7)

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

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…

Installing CentOS Web Panel on CentOS 7

What is CentOS Web Panel? CentOS Web Panel (CWP) is a free web hosting control panel designed for quick and easy management of servers both virtual and dedicated. Using this control panel you won’t need to resort to managing your server through SSH. As CWP has full compatibility with the Softaculous Apps Installer, you can…

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…

How to Install BIND on CentOS 7

BIND is by far the default and most popular DNS software utilized on Unix like operating systems, such as Linux or more specifically for this article CentOS 7. The primary function of BIND is to translate domain names to their corresponding IP addresses. The focus of this article is to cover the installation of BIND…

How to Install PHP Modules (CentOS 7)

PHP modules or extensions can greatly extend the core functionality of PHP. These modules are compiled libraries that can help you implement different methods to connect to other services without the need to “reinvent the wheel”. By enabling these modules your php code can become more versatile and adaptable, allowing you to seamlessly interact with…