How To Install Microsoft SQL Server On CentOS Linux

Install MSSQL On Linux

In December 2016 Microsoft made their SQL Server database available in Linux. Here we’ll cover how to install and perform basic setup of MSSQL in the RHEL based Linux distribution CentOS.

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Is Cloudflare’s Paid Pro Plan Worth It? Speed Test Results

Testing the Cloudflare paid pro plan

Cloudflare is a widely used content distribution network (CDN) which is freely available to help speed up your website by caching various contents at locations around the world.

While I have been taking advantage of the free plan on this website for a number of years I’ve often asked myself “is the Cloudflare Pro plan worth getting?”. At $20 USD per month it costs the same as the server itself. With limited resources available online, I decided to upgrade myself and find out if the pro plan made much of a practical difference to my website.

I’ve performed some basic benchmarks on a number of different file types at different file sizes on this website both on the free plan, and on the Pro plan after I upgraded in August 2016. We’ll take a look at the results and see if any of the Pro features helped speed up load times.

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How To Install Microsoft SQL Server On Ubuntu Linux

Install MSSQL On Ubuntu Linux

In December 2016 Microsoft made their SQL Server database available in Linux. Here we’ll cover how to install and perform basic setup of MSSQL in the Ubuntu distribution of Linux.

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How To Install DNF Package Manager In CentOS/RHEL

Install DNF Package Manager

DNF, or Dandified Yum, which is the next major version of the Yum package manager was introduced with Fedora 18. As of Fedora 22, it has become the default package manager.

As you may know, the Fedora Linux operating system is essentially a bleeding edge testing ground for packages that may be included in RHEL/CentOS based distributions in the future.

It is therefore likely that in some future release, RHEL/CentOS will also make use of DNF rather than Yum to take advantage of the new features, so let’s take a look at what’s involved in installing and using DNF in CentOS Linux so that we can be ready for it when it’s made default.

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How To Join CentOS Linux To An Active Directory Domain

Join Linux to Windows domain

Here we’ll show you how to add your Linux system to a Microsoft Windows Active Directory (AD) domain through the command line. This will allow us to SSH into the Linux server with user accounts in our AD domain, providing a central source of cross-platform authentication.

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12 Dig Command Examples To Query DNS In Linux

Dig Command Examples Linux

Dig (domain information groper) is a tool that is used for querying DNS servers for various DNS records, making it very useful for troubleshooting DNS problems.

By the end of this guide you will know how to use dig to perform different types of DNS lookups in Linux.

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11 ip Command Examples For Linux

IP Command Examples For Linux

The ‘ip’ command is used to print out various network information in Linux. It replaces the deprecated ‘ifconfig’ command, which is not even installed by default in CentOS 7.

The ip command is part of the iproute package, which is installed by default in most modern Linux distributions.

In the examples here you’ll see how to use the ip command to show network configuration such as link information, IP addresses and routing.

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14 Simple df (Disk Free) Command Examples For Linux

df Command Examples In Linux

The ‘df’ command is used to quickly print an overview of the disk space in use on different partitions and file systems.

df comes from the GNU Coreutils package and should be available by default in Unix/Linux based operating systems.

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How To Convert A VHD File To VMDK

Convert VHD To VMDK

Here we’re going to show you how to convert a VHD file to a VMDK file using VBoxManage, which is part of VirtualBox and is freely available.

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23 tar Command Examples For Linux

Tar Archive Command Examples For Linux

The GNU tape archive command, known as ‘tar’, is used to store many different files together into a single archive file. This makes it easy to perform backups and restores of files and directories in Unix/Linux based operating systems.

The practical examples in this guide will show you how to use the tar command in all sorts of different situations.

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