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November, 2009

  • 20 November

    Adding Users in Linux

    Question: How do I manually add a user on my Linux server? Answer: There are many reasons why you might want to add a user manually. Some scripts require their own special users with generic permissions to run them. Creating a user is actually very easy. Just follow these steps: …

  • 11 November

    Password Protecting Your Directories

    Question: How do I password protect a directory on my website? Answer: Many web hosting control panels offer a “password protect” feature for your directories. If not, there is a moderately easy way to do it with an Apache .htaccess file. First, create an .htaccess file that looks like this: …

  • 10 November

    Changing the MySQL root password

    Question: How do I change my MySQL root password on my dedicated server? Answer: If you have never set the password for MySQL, the server will allow you to connect as root without any password at all. This is obviously not secure and needs to be fixed. Consider it an …

  • 6 November

    Managing passwords in Linux with the "passwd" command

    When managing a dedicated server, it is very important to keep a secure password and to change it periodically. In an SSH session, the best way to accomplish this is to use the “passwd” command. A normal user can change his/her own account, while a system administrator (root) can change …

September, 2009

  • 8 September

    Keep Your Website Safe from Hackers

    Question: How do I keep my hosting account from being hacked? Answer: 1. More than anything else, it is important to keep your passwords secret and unique. No one else should have your password, not even your web host. If someone emails you pretending to be your web host or …

July, 2009

  • 16 July

    What's in a password?

    Phishing is on the rise, and with more services moving online, web fraud is a serious concern. Most people are pretty confident that their passwords are safe from cybercrime, but are they really? For your Twitter account, maybe you are not that concerned if your password is your daughter’s name, …