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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…

Guide on How To Setup LEMP Stack on CentOS 7 (Nginx, MySQL, PHP)

…the Nginx config (located at /etc/nginx/nginx.conf).   If you should have any questions or would like assistance, do feel free to contact us through Live Chat, on our Phones, or by submitting a ticket with our Technical Support team.   Related Articles Connecting To Your Server Via SSH – How to connect to your Linux server using SSH with PuTTY. LAMP Stack Application Overview – Overview of our LAMP Stack available for easy installation on our Linux Cloud VPSs. How To Install LAMP Stack On Ubuntu 16.04 – How to Install the LAMP Stack on a server running Ubuntu 16.04….

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 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 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…

Change Root MySQL Password in Virtualmin

…MySQL Password in Virtualmin? This can be achieved by following a very simple process, which is outlined for you below: Click on the Webmin section Click on the Servers option Select the MySQL Database Server module     Select Change Administration Password       Enter in the new password into the New password field Re-enter the password into the Repeat password field When you’re satisfied with the password that you have entered, click the Change Now button     Helpful Related Articles How to Change Virtual Server Password in Virtualmin How to Change Your MySQL Password in Ubuntu 14.04…

Free SSL from Let’s Encrypt

…installation and obtaining your first certificate for CentOS and Ubuntu using the Apache plugin to not only request the certificate but also install the certificate automatically. CentOS 7 To utilize Let’s Encrypt certificates with Apache on CentOS 7, you’ll need to install a couple things first. This article assumes you already have at least Apache set up as a web service. Once ready, log into the server over SSH and run the following commands as root. yum install epel-release yum install python2-certbot-apache These commands will install the EPEL (Extended Packages for Enterprise Linux) Release repository which houses their stable packages,…

How to Change Your Hostname In Linux

…9 and Ubuntu 16.04 and Later Step One: Log into your server via SSH as a user with sudo permissions Step Two: Enter the command as follows, replacing HOSTNAME with the hostname you are wanting to set for the system   sudo hostnamectl set-hostname HOSTNAME   Step Three: If you have any services that rely on the hostname, you may need to restart them for them to see the change. Alternatively, you can simply reboot the server to enact the change as well   Replace newhostnamehere with the new hostname you would like to start using   If using another…

Best Security Practices For A Linux Server

How Can I Secure My Linux Server? A number of measures can be taken to secure your server in the best way possible to mitigate malicious issues. Below you’ll find some of the best practices to apply when securing your Linux servers.   Changing The SSH Port How To Change Your SSH Port Create A Second User That Is Not Root Creating A User From The Command Line Or Shell (Please See Steps Below) How To Create A New User (CentOS 7) How To Create A New User (Ubuntu) Restrict Access To The Root User(s), Either Through IP Address Or…