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 […]

Atlantic.Net – VPN Connection Guide

Verified and Tested 10/25/17 Introduction Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs, are a method of employing encryption to allow users to access a private network securely and share data remotely through public networks. Though VPNs connect over public interfaces, it’s secure and appears as a private network. Because VPNs offer an inherent increase in security, they […]

Enable MySQLi in cPanel/WHM with EasyApache 3

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. Note: EasyApache 4 is still listed as a Technology Preview. Because of this, not […]

FTP Uploads with Python

Introduction In another article on using ftplib in Python, we talked about using Python’s ftplib library to connect to an FTP server and download both binary and text files to our local machine. In this segment, I’ll introduce several new concepts, including uploading text and binary files, error handling, and common directory commands using the […]

Install your own FTP Server

Introduction If you’re interested in learning about networking, or if you have files that you would like to share with the world at large, then at some point you’re probably going to want to get an FTP server running on a machine. There is a vast array of options for a server, depending on what […]

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