If you’re managing a Linux-based server, you’ve probably encountered systemd at some point. Systemd is a systems and service manager used in Linux to provide parallelization – basically to ensure that your system’s resources are being allocated and utilized most efficiently. Systemd is responsible for implementing and maintaining a… Read More
In today’s digital world, we all use Wikis frequently – probably even more so than we realize. A wiki is a collaborative application, typically online, where information is sourced, modified and expanded by its audience. Anyone is able to contribute his or her knowledge to a topic. Because there is, at… Read More
Git is a wildly popular free distributed revision control system that enables developers to manage larger projects with greater efficiency – specifically projects that require multiple developers. Git was originally developed to run in the Linux Kernel development environment in 2005 with an emphasis on supporting non-linear workflows with… Read More
All proficient Linux users rely heavily on log files. These files are used to access information not only about the user’s operating system itself, but also the services and applications that run off of it. Log files may also be used for information about system security,… Read More
Early in 2015, the Qualys security research team discovered an extremely critical vulnerability in the Linux GNU C Library (glibc for short). The vulnerability, dubbed “GHOST,” would allow hackers to take control of a system remotely without requiring them to provide any security credentials. By accessing the glibc, a hacker… Read More
When using an Apache web server, a user must understand what modules he or she is running. These modules account for the vast majority of an Apache server’s functionality, so even the smallest issues or module failures can create a serious detriment to the server’s ability to perform.
Understanding Static and Shared Modules
Static modules are already built into the Apache executable… Read More
One of the most popular uses for a VPS is to host websites. In order to begin doing this, a few things have to be installed and configured. This is where the LAMP stack can be useful.
The common development term LAMP stands for Linux (operating system), Apache (server), MySQL (database),… Read More
Server operating systems are not created equal. There are many things to take into account when choosing an operating system to run on a dedicated server or a VPS. We’re going to take some time today and go over a some of the most important things a person should… Read More
People love Linux. It’s open source, widely available, and endlessly configurable. What more could a user ask for?
One of the most interesting things about Linux is the fact that there are many different versions. These are called distributions or “distros”. There are so many distributions that it can… Read More