Category Archives: How To

How To Setup A LAMP Web Server With CentOS 7 Linux

How To Setup LAMP Stack Web Server In CentOS 7 Linux

With the correct packages we can quickly setup a simple CentOS 7 server to run a full LAMP stack.

This will turn our Linux system into a web server capable of serving out dynamic content from a database back end.

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Configure Storage Reports in Windows Server 2016

Configure Storage Reports with File Server Resource Manager

We can configure storage reports with File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) in Windows Server 2016 to generate various useful reports. These reports allow us to get a high level overview of the file shares on the file server.

In this example we’ll show you how to configure storage reports in Windows Server 2016, however the steps are very similar to older versions of the Windows operating system.

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Install File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) Role in Windows Server 2016

Install File Server Resource Manager - FSRM

This guide will cover how to install the File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) role service in Windows Server 2016 with both PowerShell and GUI methods.

FSRM is used to configure quotas, file screens, and storage reports on the file system in Windows.

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How To Disable The Firewall In CentOS 7 Linux

How To Disable The Firewall In CentOS 7 Linux

Default installations of the CentOS 7 Linux operating system have the firewalld firewall installed and enabled by default as a security measure, but how can we disable it?

In this quick guide we will show you how to disable both firewalld or iptables in CentOS 7 through the command line.

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How To Upgrade PHP 5.6 to 7.1 in CentOS 7 Linux

How To Upgrade PHP 5.6 to 7.1 in CentOS 7 Linux

In this post I’ll show you how to upgrade PHP 5.6 to 7.1 in CentOS 7 Linux. I performed this process today on this server and wanted to document the problems that I had along the way, along with relevant fixes.

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How To Upgrade MariaDB 10.0. to 10.1 in CentOS 7

How to upgrade MariaDB 10.0 to 10.1

This short guide will show you how to upgrade MariaDB 10.0 to 10.1 in CentOS 7 Linux. We’ll start by modifying the repository file and perform a ‘yum update’. This may fail to automatically update the MariaDB-server package, so we’ll show you how to manually use the mysql_upgrade script to complete the process.

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How To Open A Port In CentOS 7 With Firewalld

How To Open Port In Firewalld For CentOS 7 Linux

This tutorial will walk you through opening a port in the default firewall in CentOS 7, firewalld.

You will see that while we can manually open a specific port, it is often easier and beneficial to allow based on predefined services instead.

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How To Install MATE GUI In CentOS 7 Linux

Install MATE GUI In CentOS Linux

By default a full installation of CentOS 7 will have the GNOME graphical user interface (GUI) installed and it will load up after system boot, however if we have installed CentOS without a GUI installed we can always install one later, or optionally we can install a different GUI.

This quick guide will cover how to install the MATE desktop environment in CentOS 7, which will provide a GUI for working with the Linux system. While I don’t suggest using a GUI on a production server, it’s a good option if you’re using CentOS as a desktop.

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How To Install Ifconfig In CentOS 7

How To Install Ifconfig Command For CentOS 7 Linux

By default in CentOS 7 minimal the ifconfig command is not available, and for good reason, it’s considered deprecated and has been replaced by the ip command.

Regardless, if you really can’t get by without ifconfig, here’s how you can install it.

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How To Speed Up WordPress With Nginx, Caching And A CDN

Speed up your WordPress website

This WordPress based website loads fairly quickly, or at least I’d like to think so based on my testing. In this post I’m going to share some of the things that I’ve setup in order to get the fastest possible page loads from WordPress.

We’ll be covering general server configuration, Nginx web server configuration, WordPress plugin configuration, and finally use of content distribution networks.

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