Setup VNC for remote access on Raspberry Pi

Most of the time, I’m using SSH to connect remotely with the Raspberry Pi. If you are more accustomed to a GUI, you can use VNC for remote access via the network. With VNC, you can access your Raspberry Pi’s GUI screen from a laptop or desktop computer using the same mouse, keyboard, and display of your own computer. Here’s the steps you need to do to setup a working VNC server/client to access your Raspberry Pi remotely. This is an tutorial done  on Raspbian OS.

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Configuring Elastic Load Balancer on Amazon EC2

Load balancers are used to distribute the requests/queries to multiple server instances. Most web infrastructures have multiple front-end servers that share the load of the application. Although there are multiple server instances, the end-user only see them a single node. In this tutorial, I’ll walk you on how to configure an Elastic Load Balancer on Amazon, add your web server nodes and point your domain name to the EC2 load balancer.

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Cloning you Instances on Amazon EC2

Multiple front-end web server setups are almost always in use these days. Instead of just one server serving web traffic, you create two or more servers which will share the load evenly to serve requests from users. These servers usually connect to a backend database server. On this tutorial, we’ll walk through the steps on adding another web-front end server by cloning you current web server node.

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Linux iptables Configuration Tutorial

Iptables is an extremely flexible command-line firewall utility built for Linux operating systems. It uses policy chains to allow or block traffic. When a connection tries to establish itself on your system, iptables looks for a rule in its list to match it to. If it doesn’t find one, it resorts to the default action. Securing any server will surely require a firewall configuration and iptables should be on every system admins toolbox.
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What’s in the /etc folder?

The standard Linux directory structure mostly follows the POSIX Filesystem Hierarchy Standard. One of the system folders most commonly edited or modified is the /etc directory. Here’s a summary of what files/folders should you expect to see here and what are their functions.
Mainly, the /etc contains system-global configuration files, which affects how programs run and how the behaves for all users.

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Important MySQL commands

The following tutorials are example of the essential MySQL commands and techniques needed by system administrators. Although there are people/departments that specializes on Database administration, knowing these commands will help you understand and collaborate effectively with database administrators.
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Additional MySQL Commands

When you forgot the password to your MySQL server, you can reset it using the following steps. This will require a downtime since you are going to stop MySQL service. After this, remember to keep you mysql root password.

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Create a swap file in Linux

Some VPS on hosting providers like Amazon Web Services do not have swap by default. Or if your server was configured with small swap and now you want to increase it. Below are instructions on how to increase swap area.
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