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The Perfect Server - CentOS 6.5 x86_64 (Apache2, MySQL, PHP, PureFTPD, Postfix, Dovecot and ISPConfig 3)

The Perfect Server - CentOS 6.5 x86_64 (Apache2, Dovecot, ISPConfig 3)

This tutorial shows how to prepare a CentOS 6.5 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: Apache 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 Apache, not nginx.

Virtual Hosting With Proftpd And MySQL (Incl. Quota) On Ubuntu 14.04LTS

Virtual Hosting With Proftpd And MySQL (Incl. Quota) On Ubuntu 14.04LTS

This document describes how to install a Proftpd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota with this setup. This tutorial is based on Ubuntu 14.04LTS.

The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 13.1 (GNOME)

The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 13.1 (GNOME)

This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 13.1 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.

How To Add PPP Kernel Support To OpenVZ Containers

How To Add PPP Kernel Support To OpenVZ Containers

If you are trying to build a VPN tunnel from within an OpenVZ container to some other system, you will most likely get the error message /usr/sbin/pppd: Sorry - this system lacks PPP kernel support. This tutorial explains how you can add PPP kernel support to your OpenVZ container so that you can start VPN connections from your container.

Script for converting Outlook pst to Thunderbird/Evolution compatible format on Linux

Script for converting Outlook pst to Thunderbird/Evolution compatible format on Linux

This tutorial will show how to convert Outlook PST into Thunderbird/Evolution compatible SBD format. For this  I have created a script for the conversion format.This will work in Debian/Ubuntu/CentOS too!

Using mount --bind To Move The Website And Email Directory Of a ISPConfig 3 Server To a New Directory

Use mount --bind To Move The Website And Email Directory Of a ISPConfig 3 Server To a New Directory

In the following guide, I will explain the procedure on how to move the email and website directory of a ISPConfig 3 installation to a new partition. This might become handy when your current partition runs out of space.

How To Find Outdated Wordpress Versions On Your Server To Reduce The Risk Of Being Hacked

How To Find Outdated Wordpress Versions On Your Server To Reduce The Risk Of Being Hacked

Today we want to tell you how to find outdated Wordpress installations on your server. This can be of high risk, especially for shared hosting servers. Being attacked on massively used open source software like Wordpress is only a matter of time, once security exploits get published.

How to find outdated joomla versions on your server to reduce the risk of being hacked

Today I want to focus on a topic that can lead to huge problems of hacked accounts, spam mailings etc.: Outdated Joomla installations on your server.

Of course, this is valid for other software, too. The mentioned method should work in a similar way for other software. Since Joomla is widely spread throughout the internet, especially on shared hosting systems CMS (Content Management System), this howto will only cover Joomla so far.

Configuring CAS 3.5.2 On Ubuntu 12.04 For Two-Factor Authentication From WiKID

Configuring CAS 3.5.2  On Ubuntu 12.04 For Two-Factor Authentication From WiKID

Single sign-on is a great technology. Requiring users to login to multiple applications is huge hassle, encourages password reuse and simple passwords. Security needs to focus on usability. If you can make a user's life better while increasing security, everybody wins. In this how-to we will set up the open-source CAS SSO product with the WiKID Strong Authentication Server for two-factor authentication for sessions and mutual https authentication for host authentication.

Install And Use SALTStack In A Mixed Environment

Install And Use SALTStack In A Mixed Environment

Salt is a new approach to infrastructure management. Easy enough to get running in minutes, scalable enough to manage tens of thousands of servers, and fast enough to communicate with them in seconds. Salt delivers a dynamic communication bus for infrastructures that can be used for orchestration, remote execution, configuration management and much more... The main porpuse of this document is not just install SaltStack, because it is well documented elsewhere, but rather give you a slight insight of its usability.

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