Server

How to tutorials and information about setting up, running, and configuring a server. Most articles are related to Linux and open source.

The Following Steps can be applied to any Linux Desktop with Bash. This includes Gnome 2, Gnome 3, XFCE, KDE and Unity. This example I am using Ubuntu with the Unity desktop enviorment. If you need help on how to launch a terminal please visit the following links for your desktop.

When power windows users come over to Linux they are often looking for a command similar to ipconfig /all on Linux. Unfortantly I am not aware of a complete replacement one comamnad to occomplish this. You can use the ifconfig command to view your IP address or cat /etc/resulve to view DNS names.

I originally wrote an article on how to map a network drive using Ubuntu. Since then things have really changed in the Linux desktop world. Gnome 3 has been released and Ubuntu has moved away from Gnome and switched to Unity as their primary desktop environment.

What is a MAC Address?


 

You can think of a MAC address as a serial number for your network card. It is a unique six two-digits hexadecimal numbers separated by colons. It is used for routing traffic on a network.

 

Note: Changing your default ssh port does not guarantee that you won't get hacked. How ever changing the default really helps cut down on the attempts. Please make sure you have other secure practices in place such as strong passwords.

 

 

In today’s tough economy, companies are always looking for ways to cut cost. One of the first things that gets cut are valuable employees. In the mean time many companies and governments are spending insane amounts of money in maintenance and upgrades of software. Then when the next update comes out they spend that money all over again.

When I redesigned a site that was running on Joomla I had an issue with trying to get my old URLs to point at the new URL. I didn't want the site to lose ranking in the search engine or have any broken links to this site.

Often when you setup multiple websites on a single web server it can be difficult to figure out what database your Joomla site is using. Some times admins get lazy and create poor names or a hosting provider may just give you a random generated database name. In this tutorial we will look at four different methods on how to find the database name of your Joomla site.

If you are looking for information on what is the mysql database username and password are set to, use the "Find Your Joomla Database Name and Login Information with SSH:" steps below.

(Note: Joomla 1.7 was used in the following examples. The same steps should apply to other versions as well.)

 

 

Linux is a great operating system and plays nice with other operating systems such as windows. You can easily connect to a windows network share drive with just a few simple steps. This is very handy for a mixed enviorment when sharing files and resources.

To find your IP address on a Windows computer go to Start > Run (You can also use the keyboard short cut windows + "R")

Note: In windows 7 the run option is hidden from the start menu. A quick short cut is to hold down the windows key (located in the bottom left corner of your keyboard by CTRL and FN) and hit the the letter "R". For Steps on how to make this visable visit http://mixeduperic.com/windows/how-to-show-run-option-on-the-start-menu-in-windows-7-and-vista.html

 

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