DNS stands for Domain Name System, or Domain Name Server. DNS resolves an IP address to a hostname or vice versa. This tutorials walks through the installation and setup of a Bind9 DNS server for Centos 6/RHEL 6. This is just for a master DNS server and setup of a slave is not covered.
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Network File System (NFS) is the standard protocol used for sharing files/folder between Linux/Unix systems. This is helpful on production environments that requires a common folder on multiple servers. NFS shares provide quick and efficient file/folder sharing between systems. It’s easy to configure and setup. It’s not compatible on windows machines though- you can Samba protocol for this. This tutorial is done on CentOS but will also work on Ubuntu and other Linux OS.
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Transmission is a popular torrent client on modern Linux systems. It has both a GUI for desktop and a daemon that can run on headless servers such as an Amazon VPS. An advantage of running it on Amazon is that torrents will be downloaded faster since the VPS bandwidth is higher, then you can just directly download your file from your VPS. This helps offload the torrent traffic from your own internet connection.
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One of the common administrative tasks under UNIX/Linux is to add a new disk to the system to increase its storage capacity. This tutorial will walk through on adding disk to a running system, making a partition, assigning file system and creating mount point for the new disk. The fdisk utility is very helpful especially when adding new drives to be used for Logical Volume Management (LVM).
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What is LVM?
Logical Volume Management or LVM allow the server to utilize multiple hard drives and combine them to single storage. It allows an easy way to extend or shrink partition depending on how the user needs.
LVM also supports snapshots and cloning for easy backup of system images. LVM is used to allocating disks, striping, mirroring and resizing logical volumes. This tutorial will walk you through using LVM to manage disk partitions and filesystem sizes.
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The Apache HTTP server is a software that runs in the background (daemon), which primary role is to server web pages and other services to applications that connect to it, such as client web browsers. It was first developed to work with Linux/Unix operating systems. Apache has been the world’s most popular web server since the boom of the World Wide Web and open source in the mid 90’s.
This tutorial will walk through setting up two virtual hosts – two websites – on your RHEL6/7 server.
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Network Time Protocol is used to synchronize the time on Linux Server. NTP continuously sync and adjusts the time setting of the client by querying the NTP server. It is recommended to be used by systems which need very fine tuned time synchronization requirements (milliseconds). Recommended setup to use is to have a common NTPD server on your LAN and then configure other devices to sync to it.
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If you have a PHP built webpage and you need to save the MySQL query as a PHP variable, then you can use the following function.
The MySQL query result should be a single entry and it will be saved on the variable when the function is called.
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