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Generating and Using SSH Keys, Part 2

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: September 19, 2020 @ 5:00 am, by raindog308

In the previous tutorial, we showed you how to generate an SSH key pair.  In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to use it to login. Assumptions In this tutorial: Your ssh key file is called “my-ssh-key”. The server is “myserver.example.com” and your user account there is “example”. SSH is running on port 22, the […]

Generating and Using SSH Keys, Part 1

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: September 12, 2020 @ 6:58 am, by raindog308

Traditionally, authentication in Unix-based systems is done with passwords.  This tests “something you know”.  SSH keys offer a higher level of security by adding “something you have”- in this case, an SSH private key file.   Even if an attacker was to guess your SSH passphrase, without the SSH private key file, this knowledge is […]

Signs That You’ve Outgrown Shared Hosting and Should Upgrade to a VPS

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: September 7, 2020 @ 12:29 pm, by Jon Biloh

This article was written by Dustin B. Cisneros of RackNerd, a seasoned hosting industry veteran who has contributed this article piece for the community. Sometimes, growth is inevitable – and it’s important to be planned and ready for it. Are you currently hosting your website on Shared Hosting? In this article, we’ll go over some […]

Installing Docker Compose on Ubuntu 20.04

Tags: , , Date/Time: September 6, 2020 @ 5:27 am, by Jon Biloh

This article was contributed by Dustin B. Cisneros of RackNerd – LowEndBox appreciates your contribution as always! Looking for a KVM VPS to run your Docker applications on? Be sure to check out RackNerd’s latest LowEndBox specials if you are looking for a KVM VPS. Docker Compose is an extremely useful tool that allows you […]

How to Install Remote Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 with XRDP

Tags: , , , Date/Time: September 3, 2020 @ 5:59 am, by Jon Biloh

This article was contributed by Dustin B. Cisneros of RackNerd – LowEndBox appreciates your contribution as always! Looking for a KVM VPS to run Remote Desktop on? Be sure to check out RackNerd’s latest LowEndBox specials if you are looking for a KVM VPS. In this tutorial we will be showing you how to set […]

Setup Detachable and Reattachable Terminal Sessions With tmux on your VPS

Tags: , , , Date/Time: August 31, 2020 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

tmux (Terminal Multiplexer) is a program that you can use to have a detachable terminal session on your VPS. This means you can login, execute some commands, and then disconnect, returning hours or days later and connecting to the same session.  This is different than just logging out. You’re probably familiar with running commands in […]

Take Control of Your Cron Jobs With Rundeck

Tags: , , , Date/Time: August 29, 2020 @ 7:04 am, by raindog308

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to setup and get started with Rundeck, a free (as in beer) job control solution. Why Rundeck? For some simple needs, crontab suffices.  If you have a job you want to run at 1am, you stick it in crontab (or use atd), it runs, and you’re happy. But […]

Using Google Authenticator for SSH and Console Connections to Your VPS

Tags: , , , Date/Time: August 22, 2020 @ 4:52 am, by raindog308

In this tutorial, we’re going to show you how to setup your VPS to use two-factor authentication for both normal SSH connections and console logins with Google Authenticator. What is Two-Factor Authentication? “One factor” authentication is either “something you know” or “something you have”. For example, logging in with a password is “something you know” […]

Catching Intruders With a Trip Wire: The AIDE Package

Tags: , , , Date/Time: August 20, 2020 @ 9:55 am, by raindog308

Your Linux VPS lives in a hostile, dangerous world: the Internet.  Left unsecured, your system is vulnerable to compromise, which can result in lost data, incurred charges, and general unpleasantness.  You should take every precaution to secure your system, but…how will you know if someone slips through?  Blissful ignorance is dangerous. Intrusion detection systems (IDS) […]

How to install Webmin on Ubuntu 20.04

Tags: , , , Date/Time: August 18, 2020 @ 7:20 am, by Jon Biloh

This article was contributed by Dustin B. Cisneros from RackNerd, a seasoned contributor of the hosting industry for 12+ years. If you are looking for VPS hosting services – take a look at their latest offers here. Webmin is an essential tool if you want to streamline your system administration process. With Webmin, you do […]

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