All Uniq based operating systems contain a massively powerful command line interface that can let you do a lot of really cool things that you may not have realized. If you are looking for a piece of text in a huge directory of files, there is no need to go through each file and check.…
By default, most instillation of Centos will end up having the default protocol set to be dynamic (DHCP) for obtaining the IP address. For a web server this is not what we want as it will be no good having the IP change and then having to change DHCP records to correctly point to the…
There are many different ways to get the IP of the current server on linux machines which causes a lot of conflict across the different variations. Not all operating systems use the same command and sometimes the command used is not built in as part of the operating system. If you are running the minimal…
Installing can be quite simple to do and also very dangerous as you install something, it completely wrecks apache and now your web server wont start back up again. Well worry not, its very easy to uninstall anything that you have installed. The first thing you need to know is that the name of the…
When running a web server it’s vital that you have you important that you have applications like apache and mysql start when the system does. Who knows what might trigger a reboot and even more, you don’t want to perform a quick restart and have the entire server crumble. Well fear not, it is very…
I looked up a few tutorials online on how to install Laravel and I got to the point where composer was giving me an error saying that i needed to upgrade to PHP 5.5. Since I had 5.4 running on the server and also had quite a lot of stuff already running on this server…
So you have chosen an awesome cryptic password that not even you can remember! It happens to us all, but fear not, it's quite a simple job to reset this. Not sure if we should be worried over how easy it is to reset the root password for your mysql server, but we wont complaint…
Setting up Postfix is relatively simple, but can become difficult if you don't have the correct configuration details. This guide will assume that you have everything sorted out with your MX values and A records. The following guide was tested using postfix-2.6.6-6.el6_5.x86_64 on a centOS server. Install Postfix First things first you need to install…
Installing LAMP is very simple. If you are using putty to SSH into a server or VPS you can copy and paste the commands then right click in putty and the command will be put into terminal. The following code was used to install LAMP on CentOS but the commands should be the same for…
The grep command can be used to display the contents of a file and ignore the lines that are commented. This can be useful when quickly checking what options are enabled for certain applications without having to look through large amounts of commented text. For this example we will use grep to ignore all lines…