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How to setup an NFS Server and configure NFS Storage in Proxmox VE

Howto Forge - Fri, 04/03/2016 - 2:53pm
In this tutorial, I will guide you trough the installation of an NFS server on CentOS 7, then we will add the NFS share as a storage option in the Proxmox server so that it can be used as backup space the virtual machines.

How to Install a Mumble Voice Chat Server on Ubuntu 14.04

Howto Forge - Thu, 03/03/2016 - 3:55pm
Mumble is a voice chat application which is designed for the gamer's so that they can to talk to each other by connecting their mumble clients to the same server. This Voice over IP application is similar to Ventrilo and TeamSpeak. The simple administration interface, high-quality codecs and low latency makes it quite popular. In this article, I will tell you how you can install and configure Murmur on to your systems. Murmur is a server component of Mumble.

How to install WordPress with Apache, MariaDB and PHP 7 on Arch Linux

Howto Forge - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 12:16pm
WordPress is a popular, dynamic, blog-focused content management system. The software is built upon a LAMP or LEMP stack and features an extensive plugin framework and theme system, which allows site owners and developers to deploy easy-to-use and powerful publishing tools. This tutorial will help you how to install and configure WordPress with Apache2, MariaDB and PHP 7 on Arch Linux.

Increase your IPv4 security with Fail2Ban and Tinyhoneypot on Debian Jessie

Howto Forge - Tue, 01/03/2016 - 3:46pm
It is a five minutes' exercise to increase security on an IPv4 addressed machine. The purpose of the setup described in this tutorial is to lock out port scanners and malicious port openers for a period of time.

Configure Postfix to use Gmail as a Mail Relay

Howto Forge - Mon, 29/02/2016 - 2:17pm
If you have a Gmail account, you can configure your MTA to relay outgoing mail through Gmail. This gives you the benefit of Gmail's reliability and robust infrastructure, and provides you with a simple means of sending email from the command line. In this tutorial, we will use Postfix as our MTA. Postfix is a free, open-source, actively maintained, and highly secure mail transfer agent.

How to install and configure Solr 5.5 on Ubuntu 14.04

Howto Forge - Fri, 26/02/2016 - 8:15am
Apache Solr is an enterprise-class open source search platform written in Java which enables you to create custom search engines that index databases, files, and websites. This tutorial will show you how to install the latest Solr version on Ubuntu 14.04. The steps will most likely work with later Ubuntu versions as well.

How to Install Proxmox VE 4 on Debian 8 (Jessie)

Howto Forge - Thu, 25/02/2016 - 3:28pm
Proxmox Virtual Environment or short Proxmox VE is an Open Source server virtualization software based on Debian Linux. In this tutorial, I will show you the installation of Proxmox on a server that runs a minimal Debian 8 installation, e.g. in a datacenter.

How to Block Email from certain TLDs (Top Level Domains) in ISPConfig

Howto Forge - Wed, 24/02/2016 - 2:30pm
Spam is an annoyance and there's a multitude of ways to counteract it. However spammers also get smarter and try to bypass filters and stuff. In addition, ICANN has lately approved a great mean gTLDs (generic Top Level Domains), like .biz, .info etc. Some of those gTLDs are, in my opinion, exclusive used by spammers. Lately, I have gotten a lot of spam from the .xyz gTLD. So the question was, how to block email coming from such domains using that gTLD.

How to Install PostgreSQL 9.5 on Ubuntu (12.04 - 15.10)

Howto Forge - Wed, 24/02/2016 - 10:29am
This tutorial shows the installation of the latest PostgreSQL 9.5 version on Ubuntu. We will use the official repository from, so you can update your server easily in future and get direct updates and patches from the database vendor. The steps have been tested with Ubuntu versions from 12.04 until 15.10.

Linux: How to share files on a local network with woof

Howto Forge - Tue, 23/02/2016 - 3:51pm
We've all been in this situation were we want to exchange files with other users connected to the same network as we are, and while there are tons of ways to do this, almost none of them is easy, quick, or simple enough. Thankfully, though, Linux users can utilize a small tool called “woof” that simplifies the process and makes the exchanging of files a walk in the park. What I am about to present in this short tutorial is suitable for home networks where convenience is the primary concern, and security isn't an issue.

Check Internet Speed with speedtest-cli on Ubuntu

Howto Forge - Mon, 22/02/2016 - 3:43pm
Internet connection speed is something that we always check at our homes and offices. The most common method that we use is by visiting a speed test website like On that site, a javascript application is loaded in the web browser which selects the best (nearby) server based on the ping time and then the speed test results for that server are shown. also uses a flash player to produce the result graphically. The problem using these web based speed tests is that it does not allow you to schedule the speed test at regular intervals, e.g.

Docker: How to use it in a practical way

Howto Forge - Fri, 19/02/2016 - 4:35pm
In the first part, I presented the fundamental ideas behind Docker containers and how exactly they work. In this second part, we will proceed with the installation of Docker and its management as a service in our system. We will prepare our system so that in the next part we can create a personal notepad using the WordPress content management system (CMS) or the Dokuwiki which is a wiki software that doesn't require a database.

An introduction to Linux activity/event trackers

Howto Forge - Thu, 18/02/2016 - 2:34pm
Most modern GNU/Linux distributions use some kind of a software service that tracks the user activities and events. These events can be anything, from the opening of a document file, to the chat conversation. This isn't happening for the purpose to monitor the user and sell this usage data information to 3rd parties, but to help users enjoy a more user-friendly and unified experience across their applications.


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