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

You can setup network share on a Linux server using samba or just setup a shared drive on a windows machine. This will allow you to have a central place to store files and easly share them with other computer on the network. In this tutorial we will assume the network share is already setup.


Have you ever tried to remote desktop into a windows server and get the error message “The Terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections” Here is a quick work around to get you back on track.



In this example we will  setup a shared drive on a home computer. This will allow us to share files between multiple computers and devices on the network. This can be great for sharing files as well as setup a single point to manage and update files.


In this tutorial we will cover how to start, stop, and restart Apache and MySQL on CentOS. Since CentOS is used mostly for a server we will do these steps all at the command line (terminal). We will also use another command to check the status of the services to make sure they are really up or down. Let's get started!



Most system admins keep servers pretty slim with no Graphical User Interface (GUI). We will stick with the basics and use a few commands to start, stop, and restart Apache as well as some related services on Arch Linux.

Depending on your network, your IP address, subnet, gateway ..etc setting will or could be different. Most home networks use a class C network with one subnet, so these settings could be applied in that case. Check your current IP address to get an idea what to use.

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Ubuntu Server 10.04 (LTS) is an amazing server. The apt-get package manager makes things very easy to install and offers a large repository of open source software.

In this tutorial we will install Drupal 7 on Ubuntu Server. If you would like steps on how to setup Ubuntu server visit one of the following URLs:

By default ubuntu has an unknown password set. It is very rare that you would ever need to login as root but if you do you will need to have a password set. To set the password for root it is as simple as typing in a command in a terminal / command line.


In this tutorial we will cover how to start, stop and restart your Apache web server and MySQL db on Ubuntu. Since most Linux servers do not have a graphical user interface installed we will do the steps in a terminal.


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