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Installing File Transfer Protocol (FTP) on Ubuntu is a common task that allows you to use FTP for moving files between computers. FTP works on the client-server model. The server component is the FTP Daemon, which always listens for FTP requests on the assigned port (port 21...

This guide will go over how to install and configure Postfix and s-nail to send and receive mail on your Ubuntu 18.04 server. You will need to connect to your server using SSH as root or a superuser for this guide. To continue, a Hostwinds Cloud, VPS, or Dedicated Server...

Python is a popular language for some web developers. It has frameworks such as Flask and Django that can speed up backend web development. This guide will go over how to get the Django framework up and running on a Hostwinds VPS server to be served over the internet. You...

Make sure your server is up-to-date with this guide. The LAMP stack is a development stack that is common for PHP-based websites and web applications. LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. Install Apache You will want to run the following command to install Apache:...

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...

The de-facto standard Domain Name System server of the Linux / BSD world, BIND, is easy to install on Ubuntu and any other distributions. BIND translates domain names to IP addresses primarily but has a few other functions. Installing BIND on Ubuntu 16.04 is as follows:...

Maldet is a Linux malware detection scanner. Maldet is a useful tool for those that run a hosted environment like WHM/cPanel installations. The Maldet creators use threat data from network edge IDS that are actively used in attacks to generate an effective signature...

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 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 can get it using this command...

What is Docker? Docker is a containerization platform that performs operating-system-level virtualization, letting you run lightweight containers in isolation. The following document will take you through installing Docker and running a WordPress & MySQL container....

LAMP stack is a popular open-source web platform commonly used to run dynamic websites and servers. It includes Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. You'll need to ensure you have a user set up that is not root that has been granted Sudo privileges. If you need assistance in doing...

PHP is a prevalent open-source scripting language that is ideal for web-based development. It is executed on the server-side and is used in a variety of websites/web-based applications. PHP is also an integral part of a LAMP stack, a widely used method to host websites, as...

PHP modules are extensions that can greatly extend the core functionality of PHP. These modules are compiled libraries that can help you utilize different methods to connect to other services without the need to rewrite these methods yourself each time you'd like to use them...

MySQL is a prevalent 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 several large companies across the internet, such as Facebook and YouTube, to store various bits of pertinent data....

When installing software on an Ubuntu-based server, you'd typically do this using the Linux shell or terminal (command line). It may seem a bit daunting at first. However, the focus of this guide is to help walk you through downloading and installing software on a Linux...