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How to Download and Install Software (Ubuntu 14.04)

the software. For example, to install nano using the -y option, the command would be formatted as follows.   apt-get install nano -y   Once the installation process is complete and providing there are no errors, your selected software should now be installed and ready to use. In regards to the example used in this guide, you’d be able to begin using nano to edit your text based files.   Helpful Related Articles   How To Install Maldet On Ubuntu Install WordPress On Ubuntu 16.04 How To Install LAMP On Ubuntu 16.04 Other Useful Hostwinds Knowledge-base Ubuntu Articles    …

How to Install PHP Modules (Ubuntu 14.04)

package for PHP 5. Like most things, moderation is the key and it is best to only install modules that you need. We hope that after reading this article you now feel more comfortable installing PHP modules. If you’re interested in testing your servers PHP processing, we have an article that you might enjoy which covers how to do just that: How to create a PHP info page   Helpful Related Articles Install WordPress On Ubuntu 16.04 How to Change Your MySQL Password in Ubuntu 14.04 How to install LAMP on Ubuntu 16.04 How to Create a New User (Ubuntu)…

How to Delete a User (Ubuntu)

Adding a new user is a simple but essential part of managing a Linux based server, such as Ubuntu, which we previously covered in the article: How to create a new user (Ubuntu) . But what about removing a user that you no longer need? You could just leave the account there, however this may prove to be a security breach waiting to happen or perhaps you’d like to free up the space that the unused account is taking up. Either way the best solution is to simply remove the unused account. In this article we will show you how…

How to Create a New User (Ubuntu)

set up and ready for use! If you’d like to give this user account Sudo access, you can do so by utilizing the information in the following guide: Create a sudo user (Ubuntu). You can test that this account was created successfully and is in working order by issuing the following command replacing “newusernamehere” with the username you just created.   su – newusernamehere   If the account was created correctly and is in working order, you should now be logged in as the new user!   Related Articles How to Delete a User (Ubuntu) Create a Sudo User (Ubuntu)…

How to Install PHP in Ubuntu 18.04

to help you get PHP installed and operational in Ubuntu 18.04.   Installation Instructions Before getting started you’ll need to login to your server using SSH. If you’re not familiar with how to do this, please take a moment and read through the following: Connecting to Your Server via SSH. Once you have connected to your server via SSH please proceed with the installation. Like most software that can be installed in Ubuntu, you’ll be using the apt-get command to install the necessary PHP packages and some additional helpful packages as the root or sudo user.   apt-get install php…

Create A Sudo User (Ubuntu)

add them using the same method referenced above. You can also test to ensure that the user account now has sudo privileges by switching to the user and issuing a command using sudo before the command:   su – username_here sudo ls -alh /root     If the user has sudo privileges you’ll be prompted for the user’s password, followed by a full listing of the root directory after issuing the commands referenced above.   Helpful Related Articles   How To Install LAMP On Ubuntu 16.04 Install WordPress On Ubuntu 16.04 How To Delete A User (Ubuntu) Minimum System Requirements…

How to Install MySQL in Ubuntu 14.04

MySQL is a very popular open source database management system that you’ll typically find in a Linux server environment as part of a LAMP stack. 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 when working with content management systems such as Joomla or WordPress which you can use to create a stylish website. This article will walk you through the process to install MySQL in Ubuntu 14.04.   How to install MySQL in Ubuntu 14.04   There are a…

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…

How to install LAMP on Ubuntu 16.04

…to replace [desiredusername] 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…

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 ,…