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How to Use the <em>sudo</em> Command

How to Use the sudo Command

On most Linux systems, there are two basic types of user accounts: The root user (which also is called the “super user”) and the normal user. The root user account is a special... read more »
By: PJ Fancher, 12/3/2015
How to Install Gearman on Ubuntu 12.04

Install Gearman on Ubuntu 12.04 in 5 Simple Steps

Gearman is a fantastic, open-source parallel task runner and/or job server. It is simple to implement and works across many different languages. In fact, you can call workers that run in one... read more »
By: Ryan Frankel, 9/9/2015
How To Enable PHP 5.5 Opcache on Ubuntu 14.04

How To Enable PHP 5.5 Opcache on Ubuntu 14.04

With the release of Ubuntu 14.04 and the proliferation of PHP 5.5, there is going to be a migration away from Alternative Performance Cache (APC) and toward PHP’s new built-in OPcache. This... read more »
By: Ryan Frankel, 11/16/2015
How to Change File Permissions in Linux

Linux: How to Change File Permissions (Users + Groups)

Linux, like other operating systems, organizes itself using directories and files that can potentially be accessed, altered, or executed. To prevent internal anarchy, Linux gives different levels... read more »
By: Roberto Sanchez, 10/9/2015
How to Unzip a File in Linux/Ubuntu

Linux/Ubuntu Help: Unzip a File

File compression can be accomplished in many different ways on a Linux system. The easiest way to determine which method to use to de-compress your file is to look at the extension. If your... read more »
By: Ryan Frankel, 10/9/2015
How to Set Up Command Aliases in Linux/Ubuntu/Debian

How to Set Up Command Aliases (Linux + Ubuntu + Debian)

If you don’t know how to set up aliases in Linux, you should be very happy you have reached this page! Aliases are one of the most time-saving devices known to man. An alias is a way to make a... read more »
By: Ryan Frankel, 10/9/2015
How to Install Varnish with Apache on Ubuntu

Caching How-To: Installing Varnish with Apache (Ubuntu)

Varnish is an amazing frontend cache that is useful for serving static pages and reducing load on your server. In periods of high server activity and traffic, Varnish can be a life saver. Also,... read more »
By: Ryan Frankel, 10/9/2015
How to Create Backups in cPanel

How to Create Backups in cPanel

Uh-oh…website backup. Is that complicated? It’s not when you have a well-designed backup wizard in a hosting management control panel. If you or your provider are using Linux-based... read more »
By: Ryan Frankel, 11/16/2015
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