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System monitoring with phpSysInfo

Sometimes you just need quick information about your server without having to click through numerous control panel screens or logging via SSH. A small PHP software application, called phpSysInfo, allows you to do just that. Installed like a normal PHP script, you can access a plethora of information about your …

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Vsftpd an alternative FTP server

Vsftpd stands for “Very Secure FTP Daemon”, and is a an ftp server for Linux and other UNIX-like operating system. As the name implies, it claims to be more secure than the typical FTP server and boasts a number of useful features, including: Virtual IP configurations Virtual users Standalone or …

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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 …

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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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