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November, 2009

  • 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 …

  • 4 November

    Quick System Information with "Uptime"

    There are several ways to monitor your Linux dedicated server. Some involve typing simple commands, while more advanced techniques require you to study log files. Few, however, are as easy as typing “uptime”. Once entered, you will know a number of things: 1. The system time. Sometimes you might find …

  • 4 November

    Backup Server Files with Rsync

    Few tasks are more important on a dedicated server than backing up crucial data. Many businesses and individuals have suffered financial loss and even emotional breakdowns because they failed to backup their servers. Rsync is a remote syncing tool that you can use to backup data without needing third-party software. …

  • 2 November

    The Copy Command in Linux

    This week, I will be featuring several Linux/Unix commands that are very useful and important to know if you have a virtual private server or dedicated server. All of the commands can be executed from an SSH connection. If you have Mac OS X or Linux, you can use the …

October, 2009

  • 28 October

    Database Management with phpMyAdmin

    Question: I have a shared hosting account and need an easy way to manage my databases. What can I use? Answer: Chances are, if you are using a server that has both PHP and MySQL, your web hosting provider has given you some type of tool to manage your databases. …

  • 23 October

    Linux File Compression

    Question: I downloaded a script that I want to install on my website, but the file extension is tar.gz. What is it, and what do I do with it? Answer: That file extension, .tar.gz means that the file has been doubly compressed with both TAR and GZIP. These are both …

  • 15 October

    Which Programs Are Using Ports?

    Question: How do I find out what Linux programs are using my ports? Answer: Running a Linux dedicated server can be a big responsibility, so it is good to know shortcuts for some of the more sticky situations that arise. If you ever have a situation where you cannot start …

  • 8 October

    Common Server Port Numbers

    Question: What are some common port numbers used in web hosting? Answer: Most firewalls come configured with the essential port numbers open and the rest of them closed. Nevertheless, it is still important to know which ports do what, whether you are running a dedicated server or just one shared …

September, 2009

  • 15 September

    How to Import a MySQL Database

    In a previous post, I explained a couple methods of exporting MySQL databases. Today, we will do just the opposite: import a mysql database. As with the previous example, you may use either phpMyAdmin, your web hosting company’s custom control panel interface (if available), or the Linux command line, if …

  • 4 September

    How to Export a MySQL Database

    Question: How do I export and download a MySQL database? Answer: There are two primary ways to export a MySQL database if you are a website owner. The first is to use phpMyAdmin, a web-based graphical interface for managing databases. The second is to login through SSH and use MySQL …