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July, 2010

  • 26 July

    Server Networking Tips

    Over the past year, we have covered many networking tips for servers. Here is a brief summary of the most important networking tips you should keep in mind for your dedicated server. 1. Use both a router firewall and a software firewall 2. Your name servers should be hosted on …

  • 22 July

    Rsync Incremental Backups

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    Question: How can I easily perform incremental backups on my dedicated server? Answer: There are few tasks more important than backing up your server. Because of the nature of computers and especially the nature of the Internet, you are bound to have problems. They may or may not cause data …

  • 8 July

    Free SSH Programs for Download

    SSH or Secure Shell is a secure method of accessing your web server for manipulation or file transfer (using SCP or SFTP). Here are a few software applications that you can use to access your server via SSH. 1. OpenSSH OpenSSH is the primary SSH client and server used for …

  • 6 July

    How to Connect via SSH

    SSH secure iconSSH stands for Secure Shell and is a secure encrypted method of connecting to a server for shell/command line access. It can be useful for shared hosting, virtual private servers, and dedicated servers. Linux server usually come with SSH enabled by default, although some web hosts may disable …

June, 2010

  • 21 June

    How to Login as a Different User in Linux

    Sometimes when I am working on a project and come across a new powerful Linux command, I need to test it. With a live dedicated server, that can be a recipe for disaster. Rather than taking such a risk with your websites and possibly the websites of customers (if you …

  • 18 June

    How to Enable/Disable Root Login in SSH

    Question: I have heard that enabling root login in SSH can be a security risk. Is that true, and if so, how do I disable it? Answer: The truth is that having root logins enabled is not in itself a security risk. The real risk comes from having an easily …

  • 14 June

    What to do when your server goes down

    First of all: do not panic. What may appear to be an outage, may actually be an issue with your network connection or Internet congestion. Once you have eliminated the usual suspects, there are a few steps you can take to resolve the issue quickly and get your dedicated server …

May, 2010

  • 17 May

    Secure File Transfer from SSH

    If you are accustomed to working with a graphical interface, such as Windows or Mac OS, having to manage your server from the command line can be arduous, but it is sometimes necessary. In some situations, for example, you might need to send a file directly from the server without …

April, 2010

  • 28 April

    How to create an SSH key

    An SSH key is a secure encrypted code that allows you to connect to a server without having to type the password in plain text. To setup a key, follow these instructions: 1. First you need to connect to an SSH host on each machine (this will create the .ssh …

  • 5 April

    Troubleshooting website connectivity issues

    Nothing is worse than waking up and finding out your website is down. The immediate reaction is to grab the phone and drop an anger bomb on your web hosting provider. While it certainly could be a problem with your server, there are a few things to check before going …

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