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The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 13 XFCE

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 13 XFCE

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 13 (Maya) desktop (with the XFCE desktop) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

nginx: How To Block Exploits, SQL Injections, File Injections, Spam, User Agents, Etc.

nginx: How To Block Exploits, SQL Injections, File Injections, Spam, User Agents, Etc.

This short article explains how you can block the most common exploits, SQL injections, file injections, spam and user agents used by hackers and bandwidth hoggers from your nginx vhosts with some simple configuration directives. This configuration is far from being complete, but it's a good starting point. You will have to watch your logs for attempted break-in attempts and then try to modify/complete the ruleset.

Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On CentOS 6.3 (LAMP)

Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On CentOS 6.3 (LAMP)

LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a CentOS 6.3 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.

Using Rex To Automate Your Datacentre

Using Rex To Automate Your Datacentre

In my day to day work I come across a lot of tasks that I actually "hate" to be honest. Most of these tasks consist of things that are repetitive and take up a lot of time. A co-worker of mine once told me, "if you have to do a task more than once, automate it!". This is one piece of advice that intrigued me. Ever since that day I have been thinking about automation and how to make processes flow smoother than they did before. But the main question always is, what tool are you going to use for that?

Installing And Using OpenVZ On CentOS 6.3

Installing And Using OpenVZ On CentOS 6.3

In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare a CentOS 6.3 server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project. OpenVZ is the open-source branch of Virtuozzo, a commercial virtualization solution used by many providers that offer virtual servers. The OpenVZ kernel patch is licensed under the GPL license, and the user-level tools are under the QPL license.

How To Install Cinnamon Desktop On Fedora 17

How To Install Cinnamon Desktop On Fedora 17

This tutorial shows how you can install Linux Mint's Cinnamon desktop on Fedora 17. Since it has now been included in the repositories this can now be done quite quickly. Fedora's default desktop at the moment is GNOME 3.

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 13 KDE

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 13 KDE

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 13 (Maya) desktop (KDE version) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

Install MyUnity On Linux Mint 13 (Maya)

Install MyUnity On Linux Mint 13 (Maya)

This tutorial shows how you can install MyUnity, the extended Unity desktop configuration tool, on Linux Mint 13. MyUnity can usually only be used on Ubuntu operating systems, however you can get it to run under Mint as well with a little source-file customization.

The Perfect Server - CentOS 6.3 x86_64 (nginx, Courier, ISPConfig 3)

The Perfect Server - CentOS 6.3 x86_64 (nginx, Courier, ISPConfig 3)

This tutorial shows how to prepare a CentOS 6.3 x86_64 server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: nginx web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, Mailman, and many more. Since version 3.0.4, ISPConfig comes with full support for the nginx web server in addition to Apache; this tutorial covers the setup of a server that uses nginx, not Apache.

Why You Should Always Use Nginx With Microcaching

Why You Should Always Use Nginx With Microcaching

Everybody knows how hard is to push out as much as possible from your webserver(s). In my daily occupation as a hosting engineer that means I fairly often get the same question, "Wow, cool website, but can it cope with big-time traffic?".

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