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Debian 10 (Buster) was released in July 2019, and you may be looking to upgrade from Debian 9 (Stretch). The end of Debian Long Term Support for Debian 10 is not yet announced. Debian 9 will receive Long Term Support through June 2022. While Hostwinds offers the ability to...

In this guide, we will be going into the step-by-step installation process for Grafana on a Debian or Ubuntu Linux Distribution. All you would need for this guide is access to your Hostwinds server with either distribution. If you have everything and can connect to your...

Docker is a very popular open-source container management system for cloud computing needs. There are some similarities and differences between Docker containers and the virtual machines we offer . The key difference is a container not installed with a guest operating system...

VNC, or Virtual Network Computing, lets you connect to the GUI (Graphical User Interface) of a remote Linux/Unix server. Once you have installed X windows and a display manager, you can set up VNC to connect to it from a remote computer. Step 1: There are a few options for...

Installing a GUI on Debian / Ubuntu The Debian and Ubuntu options in our VPSes don't come with any graphical user interface by default. There are many options for the look-and-feel of a GUI in Linux, but for lightweight (low resource usage) window management, this article...

Regular Users Real users use user accounts Each process runs as a particular user A particular user owns each file A human/real user has a real login shell e.g. /bin/sh, /bin/bash, /bin/csh A human user usually has a home directory (most of the time in /home) Virtual Users A...

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. As always, we suggest making a snapshot backup before making changes to your account and before following this guide. Delete A User In Debian Deleting...

This guide will walk you through ProFTPd server installation and configuration, showing you how to customize your FTP server's actions by walking you through ProFTPd configuration. How To Install ProFTPd On Debian 9 Step 1: SSH into your Debian Installation Step 2: Install...