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  • Server Monitoring with Munin and Monit on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)

    ubuntu Author: Till BrehmTags: , Comments: 0Published: May 06, 2016

    This tutorial will show you how to monitor an Ubuntu 16.04 server with Munin and Monit. Munin produces nice graphs about nearly every aspect of your server, whereas Monit checks the availability of services like Apache, MySQL, Postfix and takes the appropriate action such as a restart if it finds a service is not behaving as expected. The combination of the two gives you full monitoring: graphics that let you recognize current or upcoming problems, and a watchdog that ensures the availability of the monitored services.

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  • Encrypt your data with EncFS on Ubuntu 16.04

    ubuntu Author: falkoTags: , Comments: 0Published: May 05, 2016

    EncFS provides an encrypted filesystem in user-space. It runs without any special permissions and uses the FUSE library and Linux kernel module to provide the filesystem interface. It is a pass-through filesystem, not an encrypted block device, which means it is created on top of an existing filesystem. This tutorial shows how you can use EncFS on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) to encrypt your data.

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  • Installing Nginx with PHP 7 and MySQL 5.7 (LEMP) on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

    ubuntu VMWare Image Download Author: Till BrehmTags: , , , , Comments: 0Published: May 04, 2016

    Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on an Ubuntu 16.04 server with PHP 7 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced "engine x") + MySQL + PHP) .

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  • Performance monitoring with Monitorix on Ubuntu 16.04

    ubuntu Author: David DuarteTags: , , Comments: 0Published: May 03, 2016

    This tutorial shows the installation and configuration of Monitorix on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus). Monitorix is a free, lightweight, open source monitoring tool designed to monitor as many services and system resources as possible on servers and desktops. It consists mainly of two programs: a collector, called Monitorix, which is a Perl daemon that is started automatically as a system service, and a CGI script called monitorix.cgi. Since 3.0 version Monitorix includes its own HTTP server built in, so you aren't forced to install a third-party web server to use it.

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  • Ubuntu 16.04 LAMP server tutorial with Apache 2.4, PHP 7 and MariaDB (instead of MySQL)

    ubuntu VMWare Image Download Author: Till BrehmTags: , , , , , Comments: 0Published: May 02, 2016

    LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache 2.4 web server on an Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server with PHP 7 support (mod_php) and MySQL / MariaDB. Additionally, I will install PHPMyAdmin to make MySQL administration easier. A LAMP setup is the perfect basis for CMS systems like Joomla, Wordpress or Drupal.

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  • The Perfect Server - Debian 8.4 Jessie (Apache2, BIND, Dovecot, ISPConfig 3.1)

    debian Author: Till BrehmTags: , , , , Comments: 0Published: Apr 29, 2016

    This tutorial shows how to prepare a Debian Jessie server (with Apache2, BIND, Dovecot) for the installation of ISPConfig 3.1. The web hosting control panel ISPConfig 3 allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, Dovecot IMAP/POP3 server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

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  • How to build your own IRC Server with InspIRCd and Anope

    centos Author: Muhammad ArulTags: , , Comments: 0Published: Apr 28, 2016

    In this tutorial, I will guide you trough the installation of InspIRCd from source on a CentOS 7 server. Then we will integrate InspIRCd with anope services and enable gnutls encryption on it. InspIRCd is a modern and fast IRC server and one of the few IRC server applications that provides high performance and stability and is written from scratch in C++.

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  • How to maintain a “clean” Ubuntu

    ubuntu Author: Bill ToulasTags: , Comments: 4Published: Apr 27, 2016

    Ubuntu is the most popular GNU/Linux distribution, as it has been the easiest to use for many years now, making it an obvious choice for every newcomer. As most new users don't know if and how they are supposed to maintain they distribution, and since Ubuntu doesn't offer any tools for this job by default, I will provide an overview on the matter through this quick guide.

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  • Create a desktop/online office on Ubuntu with ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors

    ubuntu Author: DariaTags: , , Comments: 0Published: Apr 26, 2016

    This tutorial explains how to install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors and connect them to your web-office account to get a desktop/online office suite on your Ubuntu machine. ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors comprise viewers and editors for text documents, spreadsheets and presentations that allow to work with your documents offline and easily switch to the online to co-edit, review, comment or discuss them with others.

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  • How to Test Mir and Unity 8 on Ubuntu 16.04

    ubuntu Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , Comments: 2Published: Apr 25, 2016

    So, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is finally here and many of us are already getting our hands dirty with the final version of the most popular distribution that is using the X window system. While this long-term support release does look good, the upcoming major changes planned for Ubuntu 16.10 have generated great excitement.

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