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How to install Wordpress with Nginx, MariaDB and HHVM on Debian 8

Howto Forge - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 9:47am
HHVM (Hip Hop Virtual Machine) is a just-in-time compiler developed by Facebook to run applications that are written in PHP and Hack language. HHVM is faster than the traditional PHP engine from ZEND and is used by Facebook to serve billions of web requests per day. This tutorial describes the installation of Nginx, MariaDB, HHVM and Wordpress on Debian 8 (Jessie).

How to connect to IRC through console, app, or a web client on Linux

Howto Forge - Thu, 06/08/2015 - 4:39pm
IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is a text communication layer protocol that has been available for at least 15 years. It is used by tens of thousands around the globe for quick communication, online conferences, conduction of real-time text interviews, asking for technical help etc.

Samba Server Installation on Debian 8 (Jessie)

Howto Forge - Wed, 05/08/2015 - 1:32pm
This tutorial explains the installation of a Samba fileserver on Debian 8 and shows you how to configure Samba to share files over the SMB/CIFS the protocol. Samba is configured as a standalone server, not as a domain controller. In the resulting setup, every user has his own home directory, all users have a shared group directory with read-/write access and optionally an anonymous share is added.

How to install Bugzilla 5.0 on CentOS 7

Howto Forge - Tue, 04/08/2015 - 4:03pm
This tutorial will walk you through the installation of Bugzilla 5.0 on CentOS 7. Bugzilla is an advanced bug tracking system, developed by the Mozilla Foundation (the organization that develops the famous Firefox browser). Bugzilla allows you to track software defects and code changes in your applications, organizes the communicate in your dev team and makes it easy to submit and review patches.

How to compare and merge text files on Linux

Howto Forge - Mon, 03/08/2015 - 2:03pm
Comparing text files requires time, effort, a large monitor and a good amount of patience, or simply just the right tools to do it without any of the aforementioned. If you are an editor that has to deal with multiple versions of a text file, or a developer that wants to check the various code revisions of a file, then the following tutorial is for you.

Build your own NAS with OpenMediaVault

Howto Forge - Fri, 31/07/2015 - 8:40am
OpenMediaVault is a Debian based special purpose Linux Distribution to build a Network Attached Storage (NAS) System. It provides an easy to use web-based interface, Multilanguage support, Volume Management, Monitoring and a plugin system to extend it with LDAP, Bittorrent, and iSCSI capabilities. This tutorial describes the installation and configuration of OpenMediaVault.

How to scan for viruses with ClamAV on Ubuntu

Howto Forge - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 12:08pm
There aren't many viruses made for Linux distributions and as such, most people who use such systems don't ever bother using an antivirus software. Those however who do want to be able to scan their system or other windows-based systems that are connected on a Linux PC through a network, they can use ClamAV. ClamAV is an open source anti-virus engine that is built to detect viruses, trojans, malware and other threats.

How to install ownCloud Client on Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop

Howto Forge - Wed, 29/07/2015 - 2:06pm
This tutorial describes how to connect an Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop with an ownCloud server by using the ownCloud desktop client.

How to install a Raspberry Pi SMS Server

Howto Forge - Tue, 28/07/2015 - 9:21am
This tutorial will show you how you can set up an SMS server on a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, running Raspbian. We will use playsms and smstools. In my example, I have used a Huawei E3131 3G modem.

How to Handle Files with Scilab on Ubuntu 15.04

Howto Forge - Mon, 27/07/2015 - 2:58pm
Scilab is an OpenSource Linux software for numerical computation similar to Matlab. This tutorial shows how to handle files and load data into Scilab for later use or processing. Scilab will interpret the code in the file and it's structure and format, etc. To use a file within the Scilab environment, it is necessary to use a number of previous commands that allow both reading and interpretation of the file in question.

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 15.04 (nginx, BIND, Dovecot and ISPConfig 3)

Howto Forge - Fri, 24/07/2015 - 3:02pm
This tutorial shows the steps to install an Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) 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.

How to run DOS applications in Linux

Howto Forge - Thu, 23/07/2015 - 7:19pm
Chances are that most of you reading along those lines have started your “adventure” in computers through DOS. Although this long deprecated operating system is only running in our memories anymore, it will always hold a special place in our hearts. That said, some of you may still want to drink a sip of nostalgia or show your kids what old days were like by running some MS-DOS applications on your Linux distribution.

Linux: How to burn a CD/DVD through the command line

Howto Forge - Wed, 22/07/2015 - 2:16pm
Carrying out common daily tasks such as burning a DVD through the comfort of a user-friendly graphical interface is, of course, a good thing, but unfortunately things don't always work as expected. When this is the case, Linux users can revert to the good old terminal to get things done no matter what. On this quick tutorial, we will see how Linux users can utilize the terminal to burn audio CDs, data DVDs or ISO images on a disk.

How to install Wordpress with Nginx, MariaDB and HHVM in Ubuntu 15.04

Howto Forge - Tue, 21/07/2015 - 12:41pm
HHVM (Hip Hop Virtual Machine) is a just-in-time compiler developed by Facebook to run applications that are written in PHP and Hack language. HHVM is faster than the traditional PHP engine from ZEND and is used by Facebook to serve billions of web requests per day. This tutorial describes the steps to install WordPress with Nginx, MariaDB and HHVM on Ubuntu 15.04 Server.

How to use Stellarium's Oculars plugin to match your optics

Howto Forge - Mon, 20/07/2015 - 2:34pm
The Stellarium virtual planetarium is one of the most widely used open source specialized tools in the world. It features a captivating dome that counts over 600000 starts, hundreds of constellations and asterisms, planets with their moons and realistic sky effects like atmospheric scattering, shooting stars and supernovae simulation. It can serve as an educational tool, telescope guidance software, position calculator, or even as a rendered for fish-eye projection on domes.

How to monitor CentOS and Ubuntu servers with Pandora FMS

Howto Forge - Fri, 17/07/2015 - 9:23am
Pandora FMS (Pandora Flexible Monitoring System) is a flexible and highly scalable monitoring software for networks, servers, applications and virtual environments. In this tutorial I will show you how to install Pandora FMS Server on Centos 7 and how to add a monitoring agent on Ubuntu 15.04.

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

Howto Forge - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 7:17am
This tutorial shows how to build the new PHP 7 (Beta) as a PHP-FPM and a FastCGI version on Debian 8 (Jessie). PHP 7 is up to 2 times faster then php 5.6 and 14 times faster then php 5.0 according to the release notes.

How to install and set up multiple chess engines on XBoard

Howto Forge - Wed, 15/07/2015 - 9:52am
XBoard is an open source graphical chess interface that was made to be compatible with the X window system and that can accept mouse moves, support countless chess engines and even allow the playing of chess variations. It can also serve as a front-end for local game analysis, net server based games, or even email chess (auto-parsing of received mail moves and auto-sending of mail when move is done).

How to monitor free disk space at Amazon EC2 with Cloud Watch

Howto Forge - Tue, 14/07/2015 - 8:01am
Amazon AWS is a great platform to develop a Cloud Infrastrucutre, it supposedly covers every aspect that is needed for a whole IT infrastructure and provides also a nice monitoring tool named Cloud Watch. Today I will show you how to monitor free disk space with Cloud watch.

How to secure your PDF documents with passwords (and how to crack them if needed)

Howto Forge - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 1:27pm
Documents safety is a particularly sensitive matter due to the typical usage nature and possible value and importance of the contents. That said, users should be extra careful when sharing documents that shouldn't be leaked to other parties.

How to Install Proftpd with TLS on Ubuntu 15.04

Howto Forge - Fri, 10/07/2015 - 3:13pm
This article describes the installation of Proftpd with TLS on Ubuntu 15.04. FTP is a insecure protocol as passwords and data are transferred unencrypted. The whole communication can be encrypted by using TLS, thus making FTP a safe protocol to transfer files. This tutorials shows you how to setup a TLS enabled FTP server on Ubuntu.

ISPConfig 3: Automated installation on Debian

Howto Forge - Thu, 09/07/2015 - 11:18am
As you might know, ISPConfig is one of the best free opensource hosting control panels available to manage linux servers in single and multi server environments. This tutorial explains how to deploy and install this amazing contol panel with ispconfig_setup script.

How to record from JACK with Ardour on Linux

Howto Forge - Wed, 08/07/2015 - 11:50am
With all the madness that prevails the Linux audio engines and complex inter-related frameworks and subsystems, it is very easy to get lost and overwhelmed when you want to do something as simple as to record yourself playing an electric musical instrument. Recording from JACK is imperative in that case, as using a “mic to speaker” arrangement will introduce unwanted noise to the recording, no matter what.

Configure Clamav for daily system scans and email notification on Debian

Howto Forge - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 6:29pm
Today we take a look at the clamav antivirus software and how to use it to protect your server or desktop. I will show you how to configure Clamav to scan all system, website and email files daily and notify you by email in case that a virus gets detected.

General Maintenance of Arch Linux Systems

Howto Forge - Mon, 06/07/2015 - 11:00am
Maintaing an Arch Linux installation is actually extremely simple and straightforward, as long as you keep a few things in mind. The rolling release nature of the distribution means we never have to worry about major version upgrades like other distributions (Ubuntu and Debian to name a few..).

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