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How to Install the Elastic Stack on Ubuntu 18.04

The Elastic Stack (previously known as the ELK Stack) is a powerful solution for centralized logging. It’s a collection of open-source software developed by Elastic. It allows admins to search, analyze, and visualize logs generated from any source in any format. It’s a form of practice known as centralized logging. Centralized logging can be very handy when trying to pinpoint …

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Deploy a PHP Application on a Kubernetes Cluster with Ubuntu 18.04

Kubernetes (also known as k8s) is an open-source orchestration system. It allows users to deploy, scale, and manage containerized applications with minimum downtime. In this tutorial, you will learn how to deploy a PHP Application on a Kubernetes Cluster. Nginx behaves as a proxy to PHP-FPM while running a PHP application. Managing these two services in a single container is …

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How to Install and Configure Docker Compose on Ubuntu 20.04

Introduction Containerization has greatly picked up momentum in the software tech space over recent years. This can be attributed to Docker which is a container platform that simplifies the management of processes inside containers. Containers are lightweight, virtualized, portable, software-defined standardized environments that allow the software to run in isolation from other software running on the physical host machine. This …

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How to Install and Secure Redis on Ubuntu 18.04

Redis is a powerful in-memory key-value store that can be used as a database server, cache, and message broker. It’s widely known for its fast performance, flexibility, and support for a wide variety of languages. It’s free and open-source software that’s written in the C programming language. In this guide, check out how to install and secure Redis on Ubuntu …

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How To Create a Kubernetes Cluster Using Kubeadm on Ubuntu 18.04

This tutorial will guide you on setting up a Kubernetes cluster from scratch using Ansible and Kubeadm and further deploying a containerized Nginx application with it. Introduction Kubernetes (also known as k8s or “kube”) is an open-source container orchestration platform that automates many of the manual processes involved in deploying, managing, and scaling containerized applications. Kubernetes has a rapidly growing …

Setting up a UFW on Ubuntu and Debian Cloud Server

Introduction We all know that computer security is essential for protecting your data. If a hacker was to find their way into your server, they can cause some serious damage. To make sure this doesn’t happen, you need to employ the appropriate security measures. The first line of defense that any incoming threat would encounter in a safeguarded system would …

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Installing phpBB on Ubuntu 20.04

PhpBB stands for “PHP Bulletin Board.” It’s a free flat-forum bulletin board software solution. It’s licensed under the GPL license as free and open-source software. PhpBB can instantly establish a dedicated space for people to gather and communicate. It also supports popular database engines (MySQL, Oracle Database, SQLite, PostgreSQL, etc.), flat message structures, hierarchical sub-forums, user groups, full-text search, plugins, …

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Configuring the Apache Web Server on an Ubuntu or Debian VPS

Introduction Apache is currently the most widely used web server in the world. It is an open-source software developed over twenty years ago and maintained by the Apache Software Foundation. As of September 2020, it is estimated to be serving 35% of all website traffic in the world. Developers prefer Apache for its speed, security, reliability, robustness, and ease of …

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Installing Python 3 and Setting up a Local Programming Environment on Ubuntu 16.04

Introduction Python is an interactive, object-oriented, and simple programming language which can be used for a plethora of different programming projects. A fun fact is that Python is not named after the python snake but after the comedy television show Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Python is a great language to get started with programming and a great choice for experienced …

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Installing the Apache Server on Ubuntu 18.04: A How-To Guide

Introduction The Apache HTTP Server is an open-source web server by the Apache Software Foundation. It is a software that connects your local server to the website servers such as Firefox or Google Chrome. This connection is used to send and receive files and data. It is the most popular server across the globe. Over 40% of all websites on …

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How to Install WordPress with LAMP on Ubuntu 20.04

Introduction WordPress is undoubtedly the most popular Content Management System. You can host about anything on WordPress- from simple portfolio websites, company landing pages, and blogs to full-fledged eCommerce websites. It guarantees flexibility, robustness, and security, which are key for the success of any website. Downloading and installing WordPress is straightforward. Then, once you have installed it on your server, …

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Setting up OpenVPN on Ubuntu 18.04

Introduction Would you like to securely access the Internet from your smartphone or laptop when you connect to an untrustworthy network (e.g., WiFi in a hotel or coffee shop)? Luckily, there is a way to grant you your wishes. You can securely connect to an untrusted network as if you are on a private network using a Virtual Private Network …