Setting a vServer from Hetzner as a WebServer running Debian 9.1 with LAMP

Recently, I purchased a CX20 virtual server from Hetzner, for some of my other online projects. If you are from Europe, there is a chance that you already heard about Hetzner. If not, you can pay them a visit and see what they offer.

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Setup a local web server using LAMP and Drupal/WordPress.

This post will show you how to user your Raspberry Pi 3 model B as a local web server for your small online projects, like your personal small traffic website. All you need is a Raspberry Pi running with the latest Raspbian Jessie distribution and the LAMP stack installed. At the end of this post I will discuss the steps required to install Drupal and WordPress. In this regard, I will advice you that you should install the one that suits your needs the most, or even both of them, if you have two different online projects that are based on either one of this two CMS’s.

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Setting up a Samba PDC on openSUSE Leap 42.2

Here is a new post with regard to Samba. As we set up a Standalone server based on Ubuntu 16.04 earlier this month, now is time to set up a Primary Domain Controller based on openSUSE Leap. I really don’t know why, but, no matter what I do, I end up using openSUSE. It is the distro of my choice, really. I really like the way the community is developing this particular distro. It is rock solid, easy to use for newbies and professionals alike and it gives you choice for multiple options with regard to the desktop environment and the software to use and setup right from the installation process. Now, lets cut the chit chat and get back to Samba. Continue reading “Setting up a Samba PDC on openSUSE Leap 42.2”

Is better not to cry: why updating your Linux system matters.

All the recent ransomware attacks in the form of Wanna Cry, Samba Cry and notPetya, that affected major companies, banks and government agencies around the world have something in common: exploited vulnerabilities that affect the Windows operating system. WannaCry was a brutal ransomware attack that affected a large part of the computer systems in the world, especially ones that were not updated to the latest packages available. Continue reading “Is better not to cry: why updating your Linux system matters.”

Setting up a Samba Server on Ubuntu 16.04

For the last month, I was developing a Samba chapter for a Linux course that is going to take place at one of our partners. As the lecture is in Romanian, I did not adapt it for this post, but I decided to post some videos that show how a Samba server is set up on Ubuntu. There will also be a short step-by-step to accompany your process of setting up Samba on your system. Continue reading “Setting up a Samba Server on Ubuntu 16.04”

Create your own cloud using Nextcloud and Raspberry Pi 3 running PIXEL

After creating a NAS in the last article, now I will create my own Cloud with Raspberry Pi 3 using nextCloud. This new project involves a clean new instance of the PIXEL operating system. Therefore, you should use another microSD card on which to put the Raspbian Jessie with PIXEL on it.  Continue reading “Create your own cloud using Nextcloud and Raspberry Pi 3 running PIXEL”

Create a local NAS using Raspberry Pi 3 model B running PIXEL

Using the RPi3 as a home NAS is a good choice nowadays, due to the low price of RPi3 and external drives options. Some time ago I have purchased a Lenovo BEACON Personal Cloud Storage Device to use as a NAS, but it is quite old and has an EOL version of Fedora installed on it that can’t be upgraded. Therefore, if you have a RPi3 you can use it for creating a local NAS that has updated repositories and the PIXEL Linux Operating System on it. All you need is at least one external Hard Drive (or USB Stick) to use with your setup, or two if you want redundancy. Continue reading “Create a local NAS using Raspberry Pi 3 model B running PIXEL”

Books you should read if you want to learn Linux

I know it has been a while since I wrote my last post, and I write my new one in time of celebration and joy. It is Easter and the mid-term holidays here in Romania, so I have a little bit more free time to read, and taking a look to my Kindle library I said that I should give you a hint on what books a Linux enthusiast should have on his/hers bookshelf.  Continue reading “Books you should read if you want to learn Linux”

Installing LAMP in openSUSE Leap and Ubuntu LTS

This post will feature a two column setup, in order to compare how the installation of a LAMP stack on a particular server is done using openSUSE and Ubuntu. This is only a short presentation with regard to the installation commands and configuration files location. More details will be given in separate individual posts for each distribution. Therefore, here it is. Continue reading “Installing LAMP in openSUSE Leap and Ubuntu LTS”

Why the choice of openSUSE and Ubuntu?

It’s all about Linux…

You may wonder why another website about Linux? Why openSUSE and Ubuntu? Both are well established Linux distros and have a large user-base and community. I like them both and use them on several systems. Here I will explain you why I choose to learn Linux by using these distros.

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