How-To's

Installing Nginx, MySQL, PHP (LEMP) stack On a Debian 8.3 Cloud Server Or VPS

Verified and Tested 8/26/16 Introduction This how-to will show you how to install LEMP on a Debian 8.3 cloud server or VPS. LEMP is a web service stack that consists of a Linux operating system, NGINX, MySQL, and PHP. The main difference between LAMP and LEMP is that LAMP uses Apache and LEMP uses NGINX. […]

Installing Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) On Arch Linux

Verified and Tested 1/12/16 Introduction This how-to will help you with your LAMP installation in Arch Linux so that you can successfully run a high available solid platform for your web environment. LAMP is simply a software bundle that consists of 4 components that work together to form a powerful web server.  However, in this […]

How to Lock Down Your CentOS Server with IPTables

Verified and Tested 1/11/16 Introduction In this tutorial, we will be covering how to perform some basic IPTables changes that will greatly help secure your server. This is done on a fresh install of CentOS 6.5 64bit in our Atlantic.Net Cloud. Locking down your CentOS server with IPTables Using the built in CentOS IPTables is […]

Install Cacti Monitoring on Ubuntu 14.04

Introduction Cacti is a web-based tool for monitoring and graphing, designed as an easy-to-use front-end for the data logging software RRDTool. Cacti allows you to graph data–such as system load or network traffic–polled over predetermined intervals. It most commonly polls network utilization data via Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). You can also use custom shell […]

Limit Your Root User Access in Debian and Ubuntu

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 […]

How to Install Openfire on Ubuntu 14.04

Verified and Tested 12/30/15 Introduction Ever wanted to run your own private chat service, either for business or personal use? Openfire is a fantastic open source XMPP instant messaging server that will allow you to do just that. Prerequisites – You will need a server with root privileges. If you do not have a server already, […]

FTP with Python: The Basics

Introduction If you’re running a server of any kind or dealing with cloud server storage, at some point you’ll probably find it necessary to use FTP. FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and is the de facto standard for transferring files from one place to another. Python has a fully mature FTP library that any […]

Install GNOME Desktop for Debian 8.2

Introduction In this guide, we show how easy it is to get one of the most popular GUI’s installed called GNOME Desktop. Some of the special features of GNOME are Activities overview. This special feature give one click access to show all open windows and programs running in the background. Also has a powerful integrated […]

Install October CMS on CentOS 7.2

Verified and Tested 12/31/15 Introduction We will be installing October CMS on CentOS 7.2 in this how-to guide. October CMS is a content management system that uses the Laravel web application framework. It is a free and open source and has been widely adopted by the developer community. Prerequisites This guide requires a CentOS 7.2 server running […]

FreeBSD Popular Commands

Verified and Tested 08/28/15 Introduction Nothing is more frustrating than wanting to do something and not knowing how to do it.  In this How-to, we will be going over the some of FreeBSD’s more popular commands so we could make our lives easier and work more effective. Prerequisites You need a FreeBSD server that is configured […]

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