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June, 2010

  • 2 June

    How to Display Files Modified Today

    There are many ways to search Linux files and directories using grep, find, or locate. All of them find files that match certain search parameters, usually words or characters. On a Linux server, you can also find any files that were modified within the current day. This is useful for …

  • 1 June

    Nano vs Vi Text Editors

    Linux server administration can be a challenge. Therefore, if you are new to it, you will want to make it as painless as possible. One tool you will inevitably use is a text editor. There are two popular choices: Vi and Nano. Vi is a favorite among coders and Linux …

May, 2010

  • 31 May

    Using the Stat Command to Display Metadata

    Linux servers provide system administrators with a great deal of flexibility and information about the inner workings of the system. If you ever want to know about every minute detail of your hardware, Linux can do that. The same is also true of hardware. For general files, the “stat” command …

  • 13 May

    4 Top Hosting Control Panels

    Choosing the right control panel for a dedicated server can be one of the most important things you do. The right choice can increase productivity and generally make your life easier. Here are a few of the most popular: cPanel and WHM (Web Host Manager) cPanel is one of the …

  • 7 May

    Disadvantages of Proprietary Unix

    In a previous post this week, we examined various free Unix-like operating systems that were direct competitors with Linux, but there is another type of Unix-like operating system that still largely occupies many of the enterprise servers on the Internet. Those unices are proprietary creations of commercial companies like IBM, …

  • 5 May

    Linux: Commercial vs. Community Distros

    Your server is your baby. You have worked hard to nurture it and prepare it for the world. Now, the question you need to ask yourself is: Do I want my baby to wear brand name clothes or generic ones? Commercial Linux distributions offer the “brand name”, but is that …

  • 5 May

    Upgrade Your Server with APT

    Debian-based servers have a unique ability to easily upgrade from one major version to another without re-installation and will little reconfiguration. To begin you will need to specify the location of the new packages in /etc/apt/sources.list. In other words, APT will need to know where the new packages are. To …

  • 4 May

    MailScanner: Anti-Virus and Anti-Spam Filter

    As the name implies, MailScanner scans incoming mail sent to users on a server and flags them, and handles them according to the server administrators configurations. It is one of the most popular virus/spam filters It is written in Perl and links with other packages in order to accomplish its …

  • 4 May

    Preventing Viruses with ClamAV

    Many people who run Linux or Unix servers think they do not have to concern themselves with anti-virus software because those operating systems are not commonly attacked by viruses. What they fail to realize is that a Linux server, particularly the mail server running on it, can still distribute viruses, …

  • 3 May

    Linux vs. Other Free Unices

    Linux is undoubtedly the most popular Unix-like operating system, and it is increasingly becoming the number-one choice for web servers, virtualization, and cloud computing. But it is not the only Unix-like OS on the map, and there are a few that rival Linux in terms of stability, security, and ease …

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