Author: Jason Mazzota

How to Use the Linux Find and Locate Commands on a Linux Cloud Server

Verified and Tested 2/22/16

Introduction

The Linux find command allows you to find files or directories using fields such as age, group, name, last modified, size, type, and many others. This is very useful when you’re working on a Linux system which you are not familiar with. We will go over the basic and most commonly used flags you’ll run into in our Find section.

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How to Install and Configure Fail2ban on CentOS

Verified and Tested 4/28/16

Introduction

Fail2ban is a great, wonderful service that is primarily used to stop brute forcers from accessing your system. It’s simple to install and configure and works great at deterring your basic attackers away.

This article is specifically for installation on Centos. To install  and use Fail2Ban in Ubuntu and Debian, check out our how-to on that here.

Installing and configuring Fail2Ban on CentOS

We will be performing steps below as the root user. You will just need to sudo if you are using another user. For all editing of configuration files, we will be using vi. However, you can use whichever editor you are comfortable with. This installation is performed on a clean CentOS 6.5 64bit cloud server.

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How to Enable MySQLi in cPanel/WHM with EasyApache 3

Jason Mazzota January 25, 2016 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments
Verified and Tested 1/11/16

Introduction

In this tutorial we will walk you through enabling MySQLi in cPanel/WHM by using EasyApache. MySQLi is an extension used for PHP coding so PHP can interface directly to MySQL.

Prerequisites

A server with cPanel/WHM installed and using EasyApache 3.  If you do not have a server and need one, Atlantic.Net offers reliable VPS hosting options.

Note: EasyApache 4 is still listed as a Technology Preview. Because of this, not all features or security updates are available should you replace the EasyApache 3. It is not recommended that you enable EasyApache 4 at this time.

Enabling MySQLi in cPanel/WHM with EasyApache 3

Installing the MySQLi extension is a simple process in cPanel/WHM. The first thing you will want to do is log into WHM and in WHM’s search bar, enter “EasyApache.” From here you will need to select EasyApache 3. If you do not have the latest cPanel/WHM update, your option may just say “EasyApache.”

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How to Limit Your Root User Access in Debian and Ubuntu

Jason Mazzota January 7, 2016 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments
Verified and Tested 1/7/16

Introduction

What we’ll be doing in this tutorial is making it so that you can no longer SSH using your root user. In this article, we are using Ubuntu 14.04 64bit in our Cloud. However,  this also works on any modern version of Ubuntu or Debian. We will be making a new user on the server to use as our new SSH user and we will be setting the user up to be a sudo access user. In other words, the new user will be able to access commands as if it were the root user!

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How to Install CodoForum software on Ubuntu with Nginx

Jason Mazzota December 23, 2015 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments
Verified and Tested 12/23/15

Introduction

This walkthrough will take you through a base installation of CodoForum on an Ubuntu server that has Nginx as the web application and MySQL and PHP installed. At this time, the current download of CodoForum is 3.4.build-19 .

Prerequisites

An Ubuntu server with LEMP (Nginx, PHP, and MySQL ) installed. Use our Ubuntu LEMP guide, if needed. We also offer Nginx with Ubuntu as part of our One-Click Applications on our Cloud Service under the application name LEMP Cloud Hosting.  If you do not have a server already, you may try one of our fast SDD VPS Servers.

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How to Install Webmin on CentOS 7

Jason Mazzota December 9, 2015 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments
Verified and Tested 2/04/21

Introduction

In this tutorial, we will be instructing you on how to install Webmin, a web-based interface for system administration, on a server running a base CentOS 7 server. With Webmin, you can setup specified user accounts, web sites through Apache, your DNS locally, and more. Webmin removes the need to manually edit configuration files and lets you manage the system from a GUI (Graphical User Interface.)

Prerequisites

For our tutorial, you will only need to have a server running CentOS 7 and access to the Internet. If you do not have a CentOS server, Atlantic.Net offers fast SSD virtual private servers, up in 30 seconds.

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How to Install Discourse Forum on Ubuntu 14.04

Jason Mazzota November 4, 2015 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments
Verified and Tested 10/28/15

Introduction

This walkthrough is written to walk you through the base install of Discourse on an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server. Discourse is an Internet forum software application, that is fun and easy to use. To keep the installation process as simple and straightforward as we can, we will be using Git and the application Docker. The installation process will automatically install and configure base access for Nginx (Web Application) and PostgreSQL (Databases).

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How to Use Rsync to Copy/Sync Files Between Servers

Jason Mazzota October 2, 2015 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments
Verified and Tested 10/02/2015

Introduction

Rsync is a great way to synchronize files between servers or to simply move files between servers without the need of FTP. It connects two servers via the SSH protocol, allowing for the transfer of data between them. The rsync daemon, covered later in this article, uses its own protocol and runs on a specified port. Below we’ll go over the basics; copying between servers, copying to/from rsync daemons, and keeping files in sync with each other on different servers.

Prerequisites

– 2 Linux servers that both have rsync installed.
– The server doing the initiating of the transfer needs to be able to access the receiving server’s SSH port (or rsync port, if connecting to an rsync daemon).
– The user needs to have permissions to use rsync (the examples below will be run as the root user).

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How to Set Up an Rsync Daemon on Your Linux Server

Jason Mazzota September 28, 2015 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments
Rsync Illustration by Walker Cahall http://www.waltronic.net/

Rsync Illustration by Walker Cahall 

Verified and Tested 09/28/2015

Introduction

This tutorial will take you through setting up an rsync daemon on your Linux server. You might want an rsync daemon if you have files that you want available so anyone (or just yourself) can download existing files or upload new files. This guide will review both running rsync as its own daemon and running it via xinetd.

Prerequisites

– A Linux server with rsync installed – if you do not have a server already, why not spin up a robust and reliable VPS Server in under 30 seconds.
– (Optional) Xinetd installed.
– Appropriate permissions to read and/or write on the rsync daemon (this tutorial will show commands run as the root user).

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