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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 …

March, 2010

  • 29 March

    Sudo vs. SU

    The “su” command is what a Linux user with proper permissions uses to ascend to the root administrator account. A secure SSH server will not allow direct root login, so the user must gain root after initial login. The “sudo” command is an alternative to using a separate root user …

October, 2009

  • 6 October

    What is root and su?

    Question: What is root and su? Answer: On Linux and other Unix-like systems, root is the default username of the system administrator or super user (su). Typically, the root user is the only one that has complete read and write access on every file located on a server. Shared hosting …

September, 2009

  • 25 September

    .SU celebrates 19 years

    The .su ccTLD was delegated to the Soviet Union in 1990– just one year before its collapse. Though Russia eventually switched to the .ru suffix three years later, .su is still alive and kickin’. It celebrated its 19th birthday this week. Today, there are more than 80,000 .su registrations. The …