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July, 2010

  • 21 July

    How to Change Your FTP Port

    The default port for most FTP servers is 21, and that is how most system administrators will leave it. The majority of FTP clients are configured to use it, and some will not even ask you to change it unless you dig through the configuration. There are, however, a few …

  • 21 July

    Running Apache on Another Port

    Question: I have one instance of Apache running on the standard port 80, but I would like to run another on port 8080 for a different web application. Is this possible? Answer: Yes, it is possible, and it is actually easier than you may think. Rather than creating a new …

  • 12 July

    Troubleshooting Database Connections

    database connection error

    When MySQL works correctly, it can be a thing of beauty, but when something goes wrong, it can drive you mad. Here are a few things you can do to troubleshoot connection problems: 1. Make sure your username and password are correct. 2. Double-check the hostname. Although “localhost” works on …

  • 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 …

  • 6 July

    How to Connect via FTP

    FTP iconFTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and is the most widely accepted method for uploading files to a web server. All web hosting companies offer FTP service, but there may be slight differences in how you connect to them. To begin, you will need an FTP client, such as …

June, 2010

  • 23 June

    Using netstat to monitor a server

    It is important to always keep a watchful eye on your dedicated server. Monitoring tools may be external, available through service providers, or internal, already included in your Linux distribution. One important internal monitoring tool is netstat. Netstat can provide you with useful information about the ports that system services …

December, 2009

  • 24 December

    Safe anonymous FTP

    Question: Is it safe to setup anonymous FTP services for my website visitors? Answer: Anonymous FTP can be a useful feature when used correctly. If you are moving a lot of files, especially if you have some type of software or game repository, anonymous FTP may be a practical and …