Installing WordPress with Lighttpd, MySQL PHP Support on Ubuntu 17.04

Recently we showed students and new users how to install Lighttpd with MySQL and PHP support on Ubuntu 17.04. We also said Lighttpd is an event-based webserver alternative to Nginx, and because of its small memory footprint, it’s a great for high traffic websites on low end servers.

This brief tutorial is going to show you how to install WordPress with Lighttpd and support for MySQL, PHP 7 on Ubuntu 17.04 server.

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Install Lighttpd with PHP7 and MySQL Support on Ubuntu 17.04

Lighttpd is a secure, fast and event-based web server alternative to Nginx. It can be used to serve up pages for high-traffic websites. It also has very small memory footprint which makes it a great webserver for busy websites on low-end systems.

This brief tutorial is going to show you how to install Lighttpd with support for PHP7 and MySQL (LLMP) on Ubuntu 17.04. After the configurations are done, you should then be able to serve up pages very fast from your Ubuntu machine using Lighttpd.

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Installing MariaDB Stable and Development Versions on Ubuntu

Want to test MariaDB development versions on Ubuntu 17.04? This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users steps to install MariaDB stable and development versions on Ubuntu systems.

Installing MariaDB stable version on Ubuntu is pretty easy. All one has to do is run the apt-get install mariad-server commands to install it. However, if you want to install the latest or development versions of MariaDB, you may have to add its repository to Ubuntu and this tutorial is going to show you how to do just that.

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Installing Nginx Mainline and Stable Versions on Ubuntu 17.04

Want to install Nginx webserver on Ubuntu? It’s pretty easy. In fact, Nginx webserver packages are in Ubuntu’s default repositories. All one has to do is run the apt-get install nginx command to install Nginx on Ubuntu.

Few things that some folks are not aware of is that the version of Nginx that comes with Ubuntu are sometime pretty old, albeit stable. Ubuntu only includes stable versions of Nginx in its systems’ repositories.

If you want to install the latest and newest versions of packages that are not currently in Ubuntu, you may have to add Nginx’s repositories to Ubuntu and install these packages from there. This brief tutorial is going to show you how to do just that.

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Use RainLoop to Access G Suite Emails on Ubuntu with Nginx Support

For those who don’t know about RainLoop, it’s a simple and modern web-based email client which is based on the LAMP or LEMP stack. It supports IMAP and SMTP protocols including SSL and STARTTLS.

With RainLoop, one can all access his/her emails from different email providers via a single modern web interface.

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install RainLoop on Ubuntu and configure it to access  G Suite emails. You may be able to configure it for other web mails as well.

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How to Change Ubuntu Systems MAC Addresses

MAC addresses are the unique numbers assigned to every network card installed on computers and other network devices. It should be unique across vendors and systems.

If you’re reading this post, then you probably know a thing or two about systems MAC addresses. If you don’t know what a MAC address is, then you can read but you probably shouldn’t implement the steps below.

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users easy way to change Ubuntu systems MAC addresses. There are many reason one might want to change a system MAC address. A common one is to give a system a new identity on a given network.

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Quickly Reset Google Chrome Browser to Resolve Common Issues

How to you quickly reset Google Chrome web browser?

Google Chrome is the best web browser in my opinion. It’s by far better than Internet Explorer and possibly Firefox. I heard other folks claiming that Firefox is the best browser. I’m not going to argue that.

This blog post isn’t going to pick a winner or loser between Chrome and Firefox. They’re both good web browsers. However, Chrome is better in my opinion.

For those using Chrome as their default browser and follow the step below to learn how to quickly reset Google Chrome.

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How to Install WordPress with Nginx, MariaDB and HHVM Support on Ubuntu

WordPress supports variety of open source tools and applications. For example, you can run WordPress with the support of the LAMP or LEMP stack.

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users an easy way to install and run WordPress with support of HHVM ( Hip Hop Virtual Machine). HHVM was developed by Facebook to run applications that are based on PHP and the Hack language.

Most will agree that HHVM is faster than the traditional PHP stack. So, if you want to improve WordPress’ performance, running it on HHVM, MariaDB and Nginx might help a bit.

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How to Install MediaWiki on Ubuntu Servers?

Ubuntu 16.10 was recently released and if you are thinking about installing MediaWiki on it, continue below to learn how to.  The post below will describe the steps that one must take in order to install MediaWiki.

MediaWiki is an open source PHP-based application what was developed by the WikiMedia foundation. It once powered Wikipedia online. It’s a powerful application that individuals and businesses can use to create wiki contents online easily.

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How to Use Rsync on Ubuntu

Rsync is a great files / folders coping tool for Linux systems. It can also be used to synchronize files and directories between two systems or on the same host. Hos can new students or new users use Rsync?

Rsync is a great and file copying and file synchronization tool for Linux systems. Not too sure if there are Windows version or similar software that works for Windows systems.

With Rsync, users can copy files and folders from one location to another on the same host, or via SSH protocol on different hosts. When you use Rsync to copy or synchronize directories, it will copy and synchronize file links, ownership, groups and permissions.

It’s a great tool to use to copy files and directories between two networked systems.

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How to Enable Ubuntu Automatic Updates

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to enable automatic update in Ubuntu.

Setting up a Ubuntu server to update automatically sounds good. the question is, how does one accomplish it?

In order to keep your data and server secure, it’s recommended that you routinely update your servers. Ubuntu is no different.

Without installing security patches or software updates, you leave your servers open to hackers and intruders. So, go and update your servers.

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How to use Domain Aliases | Parked Domain in cPanel

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to park or create domain aliases in cPanel.

Student lesson 47 shows you how to park or create domain aliases in cPanel. Domain aliases (previously known as Parked domain) is a feature in cPanel that allows webmasters to easily point a domain to the content of another domain.

For example, you owned example.com and example.net domains. They are separate domains and will require separate content. With Domain Aliases, you can point example.net to example.com so anytime someone types example.net in their web browser, they will be sent to example.com

Some webmasters use domain aliases or packed domain to hold a domain for a time being so they can sell later or to redirect traffic to another domain.

Domain aliases is the quickest way to make your website available from another domain.

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