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How to Fire Up WordPress in Three Commands

Tags: , , Date/Time: February 20, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Typically when you setup WordPress, you’ve got to do the following: Install MySQL Run mysql_secure_installation (not strictly necessary but you should!) Create the MySQL database Create the MySQL user Grant the MySQL user database privileges Install a web server such as Apache or NginX Install PHP Configure the web server to support PHP Create the […]

LowEndBuckets: Setting Up an Maintainable Minio

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: February 12, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

MinIO is self-hosted S3-compatible object storage.  You can set it up in minutes and your VPS will look and act just like Amazon S3 storage, compatible with many backup programs and applications.  In this tutorial, we’ll setup MinIO and do so in a secure, encrypted, and maintainable fashion. The Setup We’re using: A Debian 10 […]

Installing Linux on Your VPS: Template or ISO?

Tags: , , Date/Time: February 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm, by raindog308

Recent events with SolusVM’s templates bring up an age-old question: should you install from a template or from an ISO? What’s the Difference? A template is provided by the provider, or more likely by someone upstream from the provider such as SolusVM.  You go into the provider’s panel, click the distro and version (e.g., “Debian […]

Vulnerability in Debian 10 SolusVM Templates – You Need to Take Action

Tags: , , , Date/Time: February 3, 2021 @ 4:51 pm, by raindog308

SolusVM is a popular virtualization management solution used by many VPS providers.  It’s a familiar control panel for end users, who use it to setup their VPSes.  Most providers offer templates, which are pre-configured Linux systems based on the most common distros – CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, Arch, etc. These templates are provided by SolusVM.  Unfortunately, […]

Getting Nerdy With Your Passwords: the Bitwarden Command Line Interface

Tags: , , , Date/Time: February 2, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Bitwarden is a cross-platform password manager that synchronizes between platforms (desktop, phone, tablet, etc.) and browsers.  Unlike many products, you can fully self-host Bitwarden. You might enjoy reading our earlier piece on self-hosted Bitwarden. Most people using Bitwarden need their passwords to fill in web sites and other online services.  But what if you want […]

Take Control of Your Passwords with Self-Hosted Bitwarden

Tags: , , , Date/Time: January 31, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

There are many password managers on the market today. Most are vendor-hosted, such as LastPass, which puts you in the position of trusting the vendor’s security (on both the client and storage side). Some offer self-hosted options, but generally require Dropbox or other cloud storage.  There are also standalone apps where you engineer any synchronization […]

ArticHost has Some Professional-Grade VPSes at Great Prices! (Chicago Windows of Linux Starting at $3.99/mo!)

Tags: , , , Date/Time: January 28, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Victor from ArticHost stepped up to offer us some nice VPS offers with either Windows or Linux. 2GB RAM, 60GB Storage, unmetered bandwidth on a 100Mbps line with DDoS protection for $4.99/month for Windows! Same specs for Linux as well! Use coupon code: “TWENTYOFF” to get 20% off all orders for the life of the […]

CentOS, RHEL, and Alma: The Plot Thickens!

Tags: , , Date/Time: January 21, 2021 @ 10:27 am, by raindog308

IBM recently announced that CentOS was no longer going to be CentOS.  As we discussed previously, CentOS used to be downstream of RedHat Enterprise Linux and was a nearly 1:1 clone.  Now it’s moving upstream and will be a place for development and experimentation, which is a radical departure from its previous usage. In the past […]

CentOS, RIP…Long Live CentOS Stream?!?

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: December 14, 2020 @ 8:06 pm, by raindog308

The CentOS project recently announced that CentOS is radically changing. Does this mean the end of the road for CentOS as we know it? RIP CentOS perhaps? Let’s talk about what’s new with this Linux distro. What is CentOS? CentOS – “Community Enterprise OS” – is a downstream version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). […]

Resetting that Linux Root Password You Forgot

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: December 5, 2020 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

You had to type it twice. You were supposed to put it in your password safe. You were going to setup sudo but didn’t get a chance. You know it’s something to do with a Scooby Doo cartoon and that one blues band you like but now you just can’t remember your Linux root password. […]

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