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April, 2010

  • 9 April

    Common extra dedicated server features

    An unmanaged dedicated server is almost like a bare-bones computer. While you get all of the essentials required to call it a server, there are many features that you will want to add. Some of them are free and/or open source, while some require purchase or even subscription services. It …

  • 9 April

    What operating system should I install on my dedicated server?

    A lot of new dedicated server owners are not sure which operating system they should use. Unless you’re running an Apple server, you have two choices: Linux and Windows Server. Which one is better? Because of its low cost, flexibility, better security, and faster speed, Linux is the operating system …

March, 2010

  • 30 March

    What people should know about Windows servers

    Aside from writing, I also develop websites for clients on a freelance basis. In the ideal scenario, I get contacted by an interested client who has neither a domain name nor a current web hosting company. I can then steer that client to the host and domain provider I think …

  • 26 March

    What is Mono?

    As its website describes it, Mono is a “cross platform, open source, .NET development framework.” .NET is a framework originally created by Microsoft, and the Mono developers from Novell created Mono to be interoperable with .NET applications. The result is .NET compatibility across Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. With …

  • 25 March

    Database management with MySQL Workbench

    MySQL is one of the most popular databases for web servers. The MySQL website offers a free download of MySQL Workbench, a GUI database management program. I decided to download it and give it a try. It is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and several versions of Linux. …

  • 15 March

    Manage Amazon S3 storage with CrossFTP

    Let’s face it, many of the today’s website owners and even system administrators are not as comfortable with code, scripts, and command line tools as the generation that come before them. Some may struggle with cloud services like Amazon S3 because of difficult and sometimes time-consuming command line programs. CrossFTP …

  • 3 March

    New server setup

    Question: I want to setup my own server. What software and tools will I need? Answer: The first major decision to make after you have purchased server hardware is what operating system to use. Many servers come with one already, but if yours does not, you will need to decide …

February, 2010

  • 18 February

    Test Windows Server 2008 with MBSA

    Microsoft provides a tool for Windows Server 2008 that tests for security misconfiguration. It comes with a graphical interface and a command line interface for both local and remote scans. It looks for vulnerabilities, performs assessment checks, and checks SQL Server 2005. In addition to Windows Server 2008, MBSA runs …

  • 11 February

    Share file folders on a Linux server

    Many web-based organizations depend on the ability to communicate and share files easily. Even if you already have a website, however, you might not have an easy way to share files and folders, aside from giving each user FTP or SSH access. There are proprietary solutions, such as Dropbox or …

  • 3 February

    Web server round-up

    Over the past year, we have discussed several web servers. For your convenience, here is a quick list of each one we have already mentioned, as well as a couple we did not, including links to their project sites. Apache – This is the most widely used and the one …