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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 …

January, 2010

  • 8 January

    How to configure password aging in Linux

    If you have ever worked for a corporation or used IT services at a university, you have undoubtedly been prompted at one time to change your password. It is annoying and seems like a waste of time, but it is important. Running a web server that gives all or some …

December, 2009

  • 21 December

    How to create a MySQL database in cPanel

    Question: How can I use cPanel to create a MySQL database? Answer: cPanel uses its own web-based frontend to make database creation very easy. Just follow these simple steps: 1. Login to cPanel 2. Under the Databases section, click “MySQL Databases” 3. Where it says “Create New Database” enter a …

November, 2009

  • 27 November

    Find out which users are logged in

    Question: How do I find out which users are logged in to my Linux server? Answer: To find out who is logged on to your server, you can run a very simple command: who You will need to login to your server via SSH order to run this command. This …

  • 20 November

    Changing a User's Group in Linux

    Question: How do I add a user to a group in Linux? Answer: Now that you have created a new user, you may need to add the user to a special group. To accomplish that, follow these easy steps. 1. Login to your server via SSH. 2. Become root: su …

  • 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: …

October, 2009

  • 13 October

    The Mysterious User Named Nobody

    Question: Who is “nobody”, and why is he running so many programs on my server? Am I being hacked? Answer: On a Linux-based dedicated server, every application must be run by a particular user. On a desktop system, programs are usually either run by the local user or the system. …