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Host your own game server

PC games are a lot of fun, but even more fun when you can play them online with your friends. Presently, a huge market exists for game server hosting, but did you know you can host a game server at home? While you won’t get the same performance as someone …

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The /usr/bin directory in Linux

In an earlier post, we gave you a brief overview of the Linux filesystem structure. The /usr/bin directory is the main directory for user executables. Essentially, any program you might want to run will usually have an executable in this directory. It is important to note, however, that unlike Windows, …

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Web hosting reviews

When shopping for a web host, you might decide to search the web for web host reviews. This is always a good idea, but as with anything on the Internet, what you find may not always be true. Given that information online can’t be verified, how do you know the …

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Useful APT commands

In a previous post, we covered some of the basics of using apt-get to download and install packages for your Linux server. There are several commands that you can append to “apt-get” in order to perform various tasks. Here are a few: 1. “apt-get clean” By default, APT saves a …

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The sysconfig directory in Redhat-based Linux

Redhat Enterprise Linux, Fedora, and Centos have a convenient directory called “sysconfig”. It is located under the main /etc directory and contains many of the frequently-used configuration files necessary to operate a server. Often the configuration files are for command line options or very specific settings rather than the complete …

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Watching Linux logs live

Question: How can I watch information come into my Linux server logs as they arrive? Answer: Linux has a nifty little command called “tail” that allows you to see the latest log file messages, but that by itself will not show you the latest messages as they arrive in real …

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Linux file and directory structure

An important part of knowing your Linux server is knowing where directories and files are. Most Linux distributions organize files in a similar manner, following specific standards. It is very different from the Windows file and directory structure, but once you know one Linux setup, you will pretty much know …

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