How-To's

Installing Plesk on Windows Server 2012

Verified and Tested 7/16/2016 Introduction Plesk is a commercial web hosting platform released under Plesk Inc. Plesk is a cross-platform control panel compatible with both Windows and Linux operating systems. In this article, we will be going over how to install Plesk on your Windows 2012 server. Prerequisites A Server with Windows Server 2012. If […]

How to Use OpenSSH to Connect to Your Linux Server

Introduction This how-to will show how to use the OpenSSH program to connect one Linux server to another via command line. It’s a very simple process that requires little know-how, but can be useful for many projects. Normally, on Windows, you would just use the software PuTTY to connect through SSH, but this isn’t available […]

Install Java (JRE or JDK) on Ubuntu 16.04

Verified and Tested 03/4/16 Introduction If you had the option to choose between a base model car or a fully loaded model, which one will you choose? Both cars will take you from point A to point B, but with the fully loaded car you have additional features that can make rush hour a chill […]

Install WordPress Ubuntu 16.04

Verified and Tested 06/15/15 Introduction This how-to will take you through installing WordPress on Ubuntu 16.04. WordPress is a content management system which is free and open source. Since it is open source, there are a numerous amount of themes and plugins that are readily available to you. Although it is typically used as a […]

Install Nginx, MySQL, PHP (LEMP) stack on Ubuntu 16.04

Verified and Tested 03/3/15 Introduction This how-to will show you how to install LEMP on a Ubuntu 16.04 cloud server or VPS. LEMP is a web service stack that consists of a Linux operating system, Nginx (pronounced “engine-x”), MySQL, and PHP. The main difference between LAMP and LEMP is that LAMP uses Apache, and LEMP […]

Install Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) stack on Ubuntu 16.04

Verified and Tested 06/22/16 Introduction In this How-To, we install LAMP on an Ubuntu 16.04 Server. LAMP is a simple software bundle made of 4 components, Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. Linux the core of the platform, in this case, we are using Ubuntu 16.04. Apache is the web server, majority of the web servers in […]

Use the Linux Find and Locate Commands on a Linux VPS

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 […]

Manage Python Virtual Environments

Introduction Using virtual environments for your Python project deployments allows you to isolate your project’s dependencies in an environment that is unaffected by the system Python installation(s). This makes it possible to run multiple projects with otherwise conflicting dependencies side-by-side on the same system. It also gives you peace of mind knowing that your code […]

Transfer Files with Commander One

Introduction Commander One is a dual-panel file manager for Mac OS with built-in FTP/FTPS/SFTP client. Although the FTP client is a paid feature its basic options are free and paid functionality is available to you for 15 days trial for free. Commander One is essentially a file management solution, and it  significantly enhances the FTP […]

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. Installing and configuring Fail2Ban on CentOS We will be performing steps below as the root user. You […]

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