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…

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…

Minimum System Requirements

Hostwinds offers the several operating systems to chose from, either Linux or Windows. This articles intent is to inform about requirements each of these systems require in order to operate and/or operate efficiently.   Linux OS Minimum Server Requirements   Ubuntu (CLI) (applies to majority of versions up-to 16.04)   256MB of system memory (RAM) 1.5 GB of disk space   Minimum requirements subject to change and recommend reviewing Ubuntu official documentation here   CentOS 6   512MB of system memory (RAM) 1GB to 5GB of disk space   CentOS 7   512MB of system memory (RAM) 10GB to 20GB…

How to Add UFW Rules

Uncomplicated Fire Wall or UFW for short is a piece of software that manages your default netfilter firewall on your Ubuntu system. The following steps will walk you through the process of adding different rules that will secure your server. Setup Default Rules When managing your system’s firewall one of the first things you want to do is set some default rules to minimize the amount of attack vectors. You can use the ufw default command to create blanket rules for both ingress and egress traffic as shown below. Once you’ve added your default rules you can then continue to…

How To Install MongoDB on Linux

…on Debian Login to your server via SSH. After you have successfully logged in, like the above steps for CentOS, you’ll want to add the repository to the package manager. To do this, it’ll require an additional step. Start by running this command here: sudo apt-key adv –keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 –recv 2930ADAE8CAF5059EE73BB4B58712A2291FA4AD5 The package manager that we will be using to install MongoDB, apt , requires that packages are signed with GPG keys. That command imports the MongoDB public GPG key for us to use. Now you’ll want to add the repository for MongoDB to the package manager. This will usually…

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…

Managing IPTables Rules

…commands:   Note: IPTables should be pre-installed on CentOS 6.   Ubuntu   apt-get install iptables-persistent   CentOS 7   systemctl stop firewalld systemctl mask firewalld yum install iptables-services systemctl enable iptables systemctl start iptables   IPTables will now be installed on your system. Let’s take a look at how to use IPTables.   How do I use IPTables? This section will cover some basic IPTables specific commands and uses, such as how to list your current ruleset and blocking an IP address from establishing a connection.   List Rules by Specification To list the currently active ruleset by specification…

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…

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…

How To Set or Change PHP Time-zone

…when ready.       If you would like to edit the individual cPanel(s) PHP timezone, please see the above steps under How to edit on Hostwinds Shared and/or Business Hosting Services. The same steps will change the PHP timezone for that specific cPanel account.   How To Edit PHP Time-zone Without WHM or cPanel Directions should apply for any of the following operating systems: CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora, Windows, and Debian If SSHing from a Windows computer, please make sure you have a SSH tool installed like PuTTY   Step 1: See what the current time-zone is by typing the…

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