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How To Create a DNS Server On Debian Stretch

Tags: , , , Date/Time: June 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am, by Elliot Cooper

The DNS or Domain Name System is the distributed database that allows zone records, such as IP addresses, to be associated with domain names. When a computer, such as your laptop or phone, needs to communicate with a remote computer, such as a web server, over the internet they use each others IP addresses. People […]

How to Set Up a Minecraft Server on Your VPS

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: May 27, 2019 @ 6:31 am, by Dusko Savic

This tutorial will show you how to set up and configure your own Minecraft server on a VPS. We will be installing SpigotMC, a highly optimized Minecraft server, written in Java, with integrated support for plugins. In the end, you will have a Minecraft server always ready for you and your friends to play on.

Installing ISPConfig3 on CentOS 7… or Not

Welcome to another LowEndBox tutorial- sort of. What started out as a tutorial for installing ISPConfig 3 on CentOS 7 has taken a drastic turn. Instead of telling you about how you can install ISPConfig 3, we’re going to take a deeper dive into what went into this article and why we’re not writing an […]

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 […]

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 […]

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​ ​Quickly​ ​Bind​ ​an​ ​IP​ ​Range​ ​to​ ​your​ ​CentOS​ ​Server

Tags: , Date/Time: October 14, 2017 @ 2:28 pm, by Matt Zelasko

In this short, yet informative tutorial, we will be showing you how you can quickly bind a range of IPv4 addresses to your CentOS server. This also works with any RedHat based system, including Fedora! Whether you are needing to route a /26 IPv4 range, or a /24 IPv4 range – this method can save you lots […]

MariaDB: Installation, Optimization and Tuning

Tags: , Date/Time: September 29, 2016 @ 3:42 pm, by SysAdmin

MariaDB is forked from MySQL, MariaDB has been known to be a drop-in replacement that brings enhancements and performance optimizations over MySQL. This tutorial will show you how to install, optimize and tune on your server-side.

How to properly background a process in Linux

Tags: , , , Date/Time: December 21, 2015 @ 12:00 am, by Jarland Donnell

If you’re like me, you find yourself running processes every now and then that don’t have init scripts and simply remain active in your session. One common example of that would be a Minecraft server manually launched via SSH/console. Something you’ve probably run into is that the process is killed once your shell session ends. […]

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