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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SFTP provides a secure way for providing FTP access to clients. It comes built-in with the openssh-server package. Creating SFTP accounts is straightforward like normal user accounts. However if you want to limit the users to access their designated folder only, then a chroot setup is needed. This improves security in a way that sftp users cannot login to a normal bash shell and they cannot view system folders when they are logged-in. This tutorial will walk you though SFTP server setup.
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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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