Hosting Websites on Bare Minimum VPS/Dedicated Servers

Configuring Virtualmin on CentOS 7 for Website Hosting: Part 1

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: April 12, 2019 @ 9:54 am, by Ryan Flowers

In the professional Linux web hosting world, cPanel rules as king. That’s not necessarily a bad thing! cPanel is rich in features and is for the most part stable and reliable. But it’s also completely unsuitable for a small, inexpensive VPS that you’d find here at LowEndBox.  Most likely the cPanel license will cost significantly more than […]

Configuring Virtualmin on CentOS 7 for Website Hosting: Part 2

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: April 12, 2019 @ 9:53 am, by Ryan Flowers

In Part 1 of our tutorial, we installed Virtualmin on CentOS 7 and did some basic configuration. In this second half, we’re going to dive deep into the Linux configuration files to optimize our new server for a low memory footprint. We’re also going to make sure we have a modern version of PHP installed […]

How to Use ClusterCS to Manage Your Server

Date/Time: April 10, 2019 @ 4:08 pm, by Frank Williams

How to Use ClusterCS to Manage Your Server Finally had enough of the CLI? Filled with rage every time you have to log in to your server just to change a basic setting? Or maybe, deep down inside, you have a fear for the letters “S”, ”S”, and ”H”? Rejoice, for there is a solution […]

Lynis Overview & Installation

Tags: , , Date/Time: April 8, 2019 @ 9:29 am, by Frank Williams

Once a server is installed, you will want to keep a regular watch for points of vulnerability. Having a security auditing application will make this an easier task. Lynis is open source, server-based application that evaluates it for vulnerabilities and generates a report with the suggestions. You can then evaluate this and make necessary changes. […]

[SECURITY VULNERABILITY] Apache HTTP 2.4.17 to 2.4.38 Local Root Exploit

Apache has recently made an announcement, revealing a major security vulnerability/exploit where servers running in Apache HTTP Server 2.4 releases 2.4.17 to 2.4.38, with MPM event, worker or prefork, code executing in less-privileged child processes or threads (including scripts executed by an in-process scripting interpreter) could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the parent […]

Linux Blackhole Tutorial – Adding and Removing A Null Route

In the world of systems administration, having the commands to add or remove a blackhole / nullroute a host or problematic IP address can be very useful. So in this simple, yet useful tutorial, we’ll cover how to exactly go about doing this on nearly any type of Linux OS! How to add a blackhole […]

Using SSH Keys to connect to your VPS

Date/Time: April 2, 2019 @ 9:29 am, by Ryan Flowers

In the days before Virtualization emerged, servers could only be built using physical hardware. A server admin would build a server, plug in a keyboard and monitor, and install Linux via CD or over the network. Once the server was online they could go back to their workstation and fire up a terminal emulator that […]

How​ ​to​ ​Install​ ​Cacti​ ​Monitoring​ ​on​ ​Ubuntu​ ​16.04​ ​LTS

Date/Time: November 20, 2017 @ 10:43 am, by Matt Zelasko

In this tutorial, we will be covering how to install Cacti on a server running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Cacti is supported on any type of virtualization platform (OpenVZ/XEN/KVM), so you can run your monitoring server on a Low End VPS!

Getting your feet wet with Docker and Containers

Tags: , , Date/Time: November 10, 2017 @ 4:23 pm, by Matt Zelasko

If you’re in the cloud or datacenter space, chances are you’ve been hearing about the term “containers” and “Docker” non-stop for the past few years. Ever stop and wonder what this is all about? The purpose of this tutorial is to get your feet wet with Docker and to standardize your understanding of how Docker […]

How​ ​to​ ​fix​ ​a​ ​MySQL​ ​Failed​ ​to​ ​Start​ ​error

Tags: , Date/Time: November 8, 2017 @ 9:40 am, by Matt Zelasko

It’s 2 AM, you’re up late working on your website, and you find that your MySQL database has gone offline. You log into your server to troubleshoot, and the following unpleasant error message appears in your SSH terminal: #​ ​service​ ​mysqld​ ​restart Stopping​ ​mysqld:​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ […]

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