Category: Tutorials

How to Install PHP 8 on Debian

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How to Install PHP 8 on Debian

The following tutorial guides you step by step through the process of installing PHP 8.0 on Debian 10. PHP is an open-source general-purpose scripting language, mostly used by web developers as it can be easily be embedded into HTML.

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PHP version 8.0 was officially released on November 26, 2020, and it is the latest release of the PHP language. It is packed with lots of new improvements, features, and optimizations including named arguments, attributes, constructor property promotion, JIT (Just in Time Compiler), match expression, union types, null safe operator, better error handling, improvements in the type system, and consistency. Also, according to multiple tests, PHP 8.0 can handle much more requests per second, compared to the older versions of PHP, so if your PHP-based website or application is fully compatible with PHP 8.0, you should definitely consider upgrading to the latest version.

How to Install Django on Ubuntu 20.04

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installing django on ubuntu 20.04

Django is a free and open-source, Python-based web framework that allows developers to quickly and efficiently create feature-rich, scalable, and secure web applications. Django web framework is built by experienced developers and used, tested, and enhanced for more than a decade by a very active community. It is used by some of the largest websites and online communities around the world, which makes it one of the most popular and widely used full-stack Python web frameworks.

In this tutorial we will guide you through the steps of installing Django on an Ubuntu 20.04 VPS.

How to Install Roundcube Webmail on CentOS 8

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how to install roundcube webmail on centos 8
install roundcube webmail on centos 8

Roundcube Webmail is open-source browser-based webmail that is written in PHP and uses MySQL as database storage. It can provide almost the same features as application-based mail clients such as Outlook and Thunderbird but is using a more approachable solution since it can be accessed publicly by just using a web browser combined with its fast and user-friendly web interface.

In this guide, we will show you how to install Roundcube Webmail on a CentOS 8 VPS. Installing Roundcube Webmail on CentOS 8 should take less than 15 minutes to complete. We will be using our SSD 1 VPS plan with CentOS 8 for this tutorial. Let’s start.

How To Harden OpenSSH on Ubuntu 20.04

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OpenSSH is one of the most popular tools that uses SSH protocol for secure system administration, file transfers, and other communication across the Internet. It is free and used by system administrators to manage remote systems. OpenSSH runs on port 22 and it is the first target of a hacker. So you may need to harden your OpenSSH server to protect it from hackers.

How To Install Nagios 4 and Monitor Your Servers on Ubuntu 20.04

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install nagios 4 and monitor servers on ubuntu 20.04

Nagios is a free, open-source and powerful monitoring tool that helps you to monitor your entire IT infrastructure, servers, services and applications from the central location. It is based on client-server architecture. So you will need to install the Nagios agent on the client system and add it to the Nagios server for monitoring. If you are looking for a monitoring solution then Nagios is an essential tool for any production server environment.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Nagios 4 and monitor your server on Ubuntu 20.04.

Top WordPress Alternatives

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top wordpress alternatives

One of the popular names in Content Management System (CMS) is WordPress but WordPress is not the only tool available to build and manage your website, there are other more useful alternatives available in the market.

WordPress is scalable, powerful but it is also a complex software. Despite it offers the flexibility of customization, a wide range of themes and plugins, there are some disadvantages. If you are not technically sound, you will run into problems during the installation of WordPress and at some point, you may feel the need for hiring a developer for security checks and maintenance of your WordPress site. In order to avoid such situations, the article offers you a list of alternative tools.

How to update your server from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 20.04

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How to update your server from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 20.04
update your server from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 20.04

Upgrading your Ubuntu version from one version to the latest version is one of the best features of Ubuntu. It is always recommended to upgrade your current Ubuntu version regularly in order to benefits from the latest security patches. You will get several benefit including, the latest software, new security patches and upgraded technology with a new version.

As of now, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is the latest Ubuntu version and you will keep getting updates and support till April 2025.

How to Install Zikula on Ubuntu 18.04

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Zikula is Free Open Source Software (FOSS) that allows users to build anything from simple one-page websites to complex and powerful web applications. Zikula is pretty easy to install and use.

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Zikula and all necessary dependencies on an Ubuntu 18.04 Cloud VPS.

How to Install and Configure Redis on Debian 9

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Redis can be used as a key-value database or also as a cache and message broker. Some of Redis’ features are built-in transactions, replication, and support for a variety of data structures like strings, hashes, lists, sets, and so on. The Redis Sentinel makes Redis highly available and it supports automatic partitioning with Redis Cluster.

The Redis package which comes with the built in Debian repositories is pretty outdated and contains many vulnerabilities when it comes to security. To fix this in this guide, we are going to use the source version to install Redis. At the moment when this was written, the latest stable version of Redis was 4.0.10. The installation process of Redis on a Debian 9 Cloud VPS is a fairly easy task, but you have to follow the steps carefully as they are given in the tutorial below. Now let’s begin with the installation.

How to Install PostgreSQL on Ubuntu 18.04

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In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PostgreSQL 11 on an Ubuntu 18.04 Cloud VPS. PostgreSQL is an open-source and general purpose object-relational database management system (ORDBMS).

The latest version of PostgreSQL, PostgreSQL 11, focuses on performance improvements. It comes packed with several advanced features and enhancements which include:

  • Enhanced Capabilities for Query Parallelism which allows faster query execution
  • Just-in-Time (JIT) compilation of SQL Statements
  • Automatic index creation
  • Advanced partitioning features
  • Other performance improvements, like command line improvements, improved statistics and more…

Let’s start installing.