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Nano editor and how to use this text editor to edit files on your server is what we will cover in this guide. Nano is found on most Linux distributions and is easy to use, with its most often used commands shown at the bottom of its screen. As editing configuration and other...

If you have Linux Cloud SSD with Hostwinds and want to use Python, this is the guide for you. To get started, connect to your Hostwinds Cloud SSD via SSH. If you're not sure of how to connect over SSH, Hostwinds offers you a guide to connecting your VPS with ssh right here:...

If you have a Linux server with multiple users on it, there are some cases you have written a custom script/tool that you want to make available to other users. You need to put the script into a location all users have access to and set the script permissions to allow...

Hostwinds VPS and Dedicated Server clients who create websites sometimes wish to test out their site on a local machine. If you use a Linux system and want to test out new URLs on your site, you can use either cURL or wget. Both commands serve a similar purpose: act as a...

In Linux servers, the shell is the primary component used in operating the server and allows you to connect to your server remotely. When you log in via SSH, it is displayed to you, analyzes the commands passed to it and spawns processes to execute those commands. However,...

The Fedora options in your Hostwinds VPS(s) 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 guide will use Xfce. These instructions have...

SFTP is similar to the popular file transfer protocol FTP. The main differences are that instead of having separate FTP accounts for authentication and using SSL/TLS for encryption, SFTP uses the already available user accounts on the server and ssh keys/fingerprints for...

Swap is an allocated space on Linux that has been reserved to be used as virtual memory. When a Linux server runs out of memory, inactive processes can be moved into the virtual memory to make room for active processes in the working memory. This feature is not turned on by...

The hostname is a feature with Linux operating systems that allows the identification of a server. This can be used to easily determine the difference between two servers. Aside from personal identification of the server, the hostname is used with most network processes, and...

As Linux was designed to support many users on a system, permissions and ownership are in place to ensure authorized access to certain files. This prevents general users from modifying system and administration level files, accessing other users' private files, or allowing...

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 are a few other things that need to be taken...

If you are working through cPanel or any Linux machine, you may have heard the term permissions . This is odd to hear at first, but essentially, these determine who has access to what files. For example, if you have your website, you will want visitors to view your website...

When building your site, you will need to pick a language to code the site in, especially if you are the one who will be developing the site. A popular choice nowadays is to use Python and Django to build your site. Many popular sites have used this as well, and it works out...

A database is a great and easy way to store information for your site or application. One of the most common database engines you may hear about is MySQL. While this is a common solution and viable, some may choose to use MongoDB. MongoDB is similar in that it provides an...

Along with the many technologies out there, such as Ruby, Python, and PHP, you may have heard of one called Node.js. Node.js is a lightweight and seemingly efficient JavaScript runtime that can be used to run JavaScript code outside of the browser. Among the other amazing...

There are many available malware scanning tools, but the easiest to install, configure, and use is Maldet. CentOS Install Instructions To begin your installation, simply copy the below text as is, and paste into your SSH client. Once this completes, update to the latest...