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How to Install Drupal 8 with Apache, MySQL and SSL on Ubuntu 15.10

Howto Forge - Wed, 13/01/2016 - 5:19pm
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Drupal 8 on Ubuntu 15.10 with Apache as web server, MySQL as database backend and how to secure the website with SSL. Drupal is a open-source content management system based on PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License. Drupal is a scalable and open platform for web content management, it's community provides more than 31,000 modules to extend the core functions and Drupal is used by at least 2.1% of all website on the internet.

How to Install OpenCart 2 with Nginx and SSL on Ubuntu 15.10

Howto Forge - Tue, 12/01/2016 - 5:21pm
This tutorial covers the OpenCart installation with Nginx, PHP-fpm and MariaDB on Ubuntu 15.10. OpenCart is free open source e-commerce software based on PHP and MySQL. OpenCart allows you to setup and run your own online store at a minimal cost. The software is suitable for a small and medium online businesses, it is easy to install and there are many add-ons and extensions available. OpenCart comes with translations for numerous languages and supports multiple currencies.

How to set up and use Nylas N1 Email Client on Linux

Howto Forge - Mon, 11/01/2016 - 4:05pm
Nylas N1 is a new open source email client that boasts great levels of flexibility, configuration and expandability. This San Fransisco-made software was built with a strong focus on security, intuitive interface design, and support for all popular platforms.

Postfix Monitoring with Mailgraph on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Howto Forge - Fri, 08/01/2016 - 2:58pm
This article describes how you can monitor your Postfix mail server with Mailgraph. Mailgraph creates daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly graphs of sent, received, bounced, and rejected emails and also of spam and viruses, if SpamAssassin and ClamAV are integrated into Postfix (e.g. using amavisd-new in the ISPConfig perfect server tutorials). These graphs can be accessed with a browser.

How to use the Photo Raw Software Darktable 2.0 on Ubuntu

Howto Forge - Thu, 07/01/2016 - 12:04pm
Darktable is an open source RAW photo developing software that has just recently released its second major version, bringing new features, and a renovated GTK+ 3.0 user interface. On this quick guide, we will take a look on how we can use Darktable to perform basic image editing, advanced editing, and apply effects.

Server Monitoring with Munin and Monit on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Howto Forge - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 4:46pm
This tutorial will show you how to monitor an Ubuntu 14.04 server with Munin and Monit. Munin produces nice graphs about nearly every aspect of your server, whereas Monit checks the availability of services like Apache, MySQL, Postfix and takes the appropriate action such as a restart if it finds a service is not behaving as expected. The combination of the two gives you full monitoring: graphics that let you recognize current or upcoming problems, and a watchdog that ensures the availability of the monitored services.

Getting Started with WP-CLI on Ubuntu 15.10

Howto Forge - Tue, 05/01/2016 - 6:26pm
WP-CLI is a tool to provide a command line interface to install and manage a WordPress site. This tutorial explains the installation of Wordpress on a LEMP (Linux + Nginx + MySQL + PHP) server with WP-CLI and shows how to install plugins and themes with WP-CLI on the command line.

How to install ProFTPd with TLS support on Ubuntu 15.10

Howto Forge - Mon, 04/01/2016 - 4:27pm
FTP is a very insecure protocol because all passwords and all data are transferred in clear text. By using TLS, the whole communication can be encrypted, thus making FTP much more secure. This article explains how to set up ProFTPd with TLS on an Ubuntu 15.10 server, how to add an FTP user and to use FileZilla to connect securely with TLS.

How to Install Magento with Nginx on Ubuntu 15.10

Howto Forge - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 2:53pm
Magento is an open source e-commerce software and content management system for e-commerce websites based on the PHP Zend Framework. It uses MySQL or MariaDB as database backend. The Magento development has been started in 2008 by Varien. Inc. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Magento 2 with Nginx, PHP-FPM, and MariaDB as the database. I will use ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) as a basis for the installation.

Run Windows applications on Linux with Crossover 15

Howto Forge - Wed, 23/12/2015 - 3:44pm
Codeweavers has released a new major version of Crossover, the popular Microsoft Windows compatibility layer which is now based on Wine 1.8. The software is commercial and it costs around $40, but there is also a two-week trial version which is fully functional and can be downloaded for free. For this quick guide, I will be using the latter to show how you can install, set up, and run Windows executables with Crossover 15.

How to use custom commands in LibreOffice

Howto Forge - Tue, 22/12/2015 - 3:05pm
LibreOffice is one of the most important pieces of free software, allowing many of us to work, study, and share information. Although the software features many tools and capabilities, the spectrum of possible uses for each and everyone out there is so wide, that it is simply impossible to cover every special need with hotkeys and shortcuts. However, LibreOffice can be set to support user-created commands that can essentially help us increase our productivity.

How to convert packages between .deb and .rpm

Howto Forge - Mon, 21/12/2015 - 3:59pm
Unfortunately, and after years of development in every part of the free software that we enjoy, there are still two primary types of software package available in GNU/Linux systems. The one is the .deb type which is used by Debian and Debian-based distributions like Ubuntu, Mint, and Elementary, and the other is the .rpm type which is used by Fedora, openSUSE, Mageia, and CentOS. Fortunately, there's a workaround for this as we can try to transform the one type to the other.

How to Install MEAN.JS JavaScript Stack on Ubuntu 15.04

Howto Forge - Fri, 18/12/2015 - 4:32pm
MEAN.JS is a full javascript stack that contains MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install MEAN.JS on ubuntu 15.04. We will install MongoDB from the Ubuntu repository and install Node.js and the npm package manager with the nodesource script.

How to Install Drupal 8 with Nginx, PHP-FPM and SSL on Ubuntu 15.10

Howto Forge - Thu, 17/12/2015 - 4:18pm
Drupal is a well-known open source content management system based on PHP. It is available free of charge and released under the GNU General Public License. In this tutorial, we will install Drupal 8 with Nginx web server, MariaDB as the database server and PHP-FPM to handle PHP requests. I will also show you how to install an SSL Certificate to secure the Drupal website.

How to Install Django 1.9 on Ubuntu 15.04

Howto Forge - Wed, 16/12/2015 - 12:31pm
Django is a web application framework written in python that follows the MVC (Model-View-Controller) architecture, it is available for free and released under an open source license. In this tutorial, we will install Django 1.9 on a Ubuntu 15.04 server. Django can be installed on a server in many ways, in this tutorial, I will show you to install it with pip, virtualenv and directly from the Django GIT sources. Finally, I will show you the first steps to start a new project with the Django web framework.

How to create a web-office using ONLYOFFICE Enterprise Edition on Ubuntu 14.04

Howto Forge - Tue, 15/12/2015 - 10:23am
ONLYOFFICE Enterprise Edition is a commercial version of an open source corporate office suite developed to organize the teamwork online. If you have a team up to 5 users, you can install and use it free of charge. This guide will describe how to install ONLYOFFICE Enterprise Edition on Ubuntu 14.04 using the provided Docker script.

Advanced Audio Control on Linux

Howto Forge - Mon, 14/12/2015 - 2:11pm
Linux audio control is as messed up as the Linux audio system structure. The default and only option of setting the volume level may be enough for the majority of users out there, but it certainly isn't the best when you want to set specific audio levels, or define individual settings for different audio sources, etc. Here is a post on a selection of utilities that could help you get the sound you want on your Linux system.

How to use snapshots, clones and replication in ZFS on Linux

Howto Forge - Sat, 12/12/2015 - 9:04am
In the previous tutorial, we learned how to create zpool's and a ZFS filesystem or dataset. In this tutorial, I will show you step by step how to work with ZFS snapshots, clones, and replication. Snapshot, clone and replication are the most powerful features of the ZFS filesystem.

How to connect your Android device on Ubuntu Linux

Howto Forge - Thu, 10/12/2015 - 3:10pm
Buying a media device that needs a special driver and/or connectivity suite to navigate and update its contents is a common case nowadays, and has been ever since manufacturers decided that it would be a good idea to just limit the access that users can have on the products that they bought. This may not be a huge problem to Windows and Mac OS users who can simply download the manufacturer's suite and use it to connect to their device, but Linux is often (if not always) left unsupported in that part.

How to install and configure ZFS on Linux using Debian Jessie 8.1

Howto Forge - Wed, 09/12/2015 - 12:24pm
ZFS is a combined file system and logical volume manager. The features of ZFS include protection against data corruption, support for high storage capacities, efficient data compression, integration of the concepts of filesystem and volume management, snapshots and copy-on-write clones, continuous integrity checking and automatic repair, RAID-Z and native NFSv4 ACLs. This tutorial will show you how to install ZFS on Debian 8.

Three ways to easily encrypt your data on Linux

Howto Forge - Tue, 08/12/2015 - 3:15pm
Data encryption is one very solid security measure/precaution that everyone who owns data with significant personal or objective value should perform. What data encryption does is securing your data when they fall into the wrong hands. There are many tutorials on howtoforge.com that show one way or another to decrypt your data. This one will show the most easy-to-use tools that can do the job for us. For this purpose, I will showcase the decryption of a removable media drive.

How to install Legrand UPS Communicator on Linux

Howto Forge - Mon, 07/12/2015 - 11:18am
This tutorial shows the steps to install Legrand communication software to monitor a directly connected UPS, for example with a USB cable. This software allows you to manage the server and possibly others with the RS.

How to install the Enlightenment E20 Desktop on Ubuntu 15.10

Howto Forge - Fri, 04/12/2015 - 10:15am
The new Enlightenment E20 Desktop has just been released. The Enlightenment project consists of the Enlightenment Window manager (which was started in 1996), the EFL library that contains graphic, widget, network, and other basic desktop functions and some applications that are based on EFL like a terminal emulator, a video player, and an IDE. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the E20 Desktop on the current Ubuntu 15.10.

How to install PHP 7 as PHP-FPM & FastCGI for ISPConfig 3 on Debian 8 (Jessie)

Howto Forge - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:07pm
This tutorial shows how to build PHP 7 as a PHP-FPM and a FastCGI version on Debian 8 (Jessie). PHP 7 is up to 2 times faster than PHP 5.6 and 14 times faster than PHP 5.0 according to the release notes.

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 15.10 (nginx, MySQL, PHP, Postfix, BIND, Dovecot, Pure-FTPD and ISPConfig 3)

Howto Forge - Wed, 02/12/2015 - 12:50pm
This tutorial shows the steps to install an Ubuntu 15.10 (Wiley Werewolf) server with Nginx, PHP, MariaDB, Postfix, pure-ftpd, BIND, Dovecot and ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a web hosting control panel that allows you to configure the installed services through a web browser. This setup provides a full hosting server with web, email (inc. spam and antivirus filter), Database, FTP and DNS services.

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