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Setting up Replication in MySQL on Ubuntu

MySQL replication is an interesting feature that allows users to manage multiple copies of one or more MySQL databases. The data is copied automatically from source to replica databases. It can be useful in numerous situations, such as working with the data without compromising the main database, data backup, or scaling the database access, etc. In this guide, we will …

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How to Migrate a Website from WordPress to CloudSigma PaaS

Most websites on the internet today are created using WordPress. However, using a PaaS environment like the one provided by CloudSigma offers a lot of additional functionality. In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how you can easily migrate a WordPress website over to CloudSigma PaaS.  There are several pre-configured WordPress packages in the CloudSigma Marketplace that you can use for …

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Adding and Deleting Users on CentOS 8: How To Guide

Linux is a multi-user operating system. Having proper knowledge of user management is crucial to proper system administration. If you are configuring a fresh Linux server, adding and deleting various users is usually one of the first things you have to do. This guide outlines the steps of adding and deleting users on CentOS 8. Prerequisites Creating and deleting users …

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Using Asynchronous Primary-Secondary Replication by PostgreSQL for Auto-Clustering

Data is arguably the most important component of any website or application. If you are the owner of a website or an app, you must ensure that you are able to provide your users with adequate data security, accessibility, and availability within a dynamically changing environment. One of the ways to do this is to use multiple servers working in …

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Working with JavaScript: What are Objects?

Introduction JavaScript is a computer language that is used all over the world for programming purposes. There are various components that constitute the language. In this tutorial, we will be covering objects which are a data type. Objects are standalone entities that may comprise names, keys, or values. Each of these collections is represented in name:value pairs. These pairs may …

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Installing Java on CentOS and Fedora

In the world of programming, Java has been one of the top programming languages. Java is a high-level programming language that follows the concept of object-oriented programming systems. It’s also a platform-independent language that generates cross-platform applications. Java is everywhere – banking and transactions, web frameworks, games (Minecraft), and even mobile operating systems (Android). In this guide, we will walk …

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Installing the Django Web Framework on Ubuntu 20.04

Django is a high-level web framework that allows the rapid development of secure and maintainable websites. It’s a free and open-source framework written with Python. Django is also popular for additional features like performance, security, scalability, portability, and maintainability. This guide will demonstrate how to install Django and set up a simple web app on Ubuntu 20.04. Django on Ubuntu …

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Configuring a Firewall with UFW on Ubuntu 18.04

A firewall is one of the core components of securing a system. It’s responsible for managing the incoming and outgoing connections over the network. It’s the primary line of defense for your servers and data. This is why it’s paramount to have a well-configured firewall. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps of setting up a firewall …

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The txt File Format: Working with Plain Text Files in Python 3

Introduction One of the primary functions of programming languages is to help you deal with data. This includes data writing, reading, storage, as well as transfer. Python is one of the most popular programming languages. If you are planning to use Python, you should have a basic idea of how to use different file types. The simplest of file types …

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Installing and Configuring Laravel with Nginx on Ubuntu 20.04

Introduction Laravel is a web application framework that comes with a set of built-in tools and resources to develop modern PHP applications. It’s well-known for its reliability, performance, efficiency, modularity, and security. Because of its various built-in features, Laravel has seen incredible growth in its popularity. Many developers are adopting Laravel to streamline the web development process. This guide will …

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Build and Deploy a Flask Application with Docker on Ubuntu 20.04

Introduction Docker is an open-source container platform. It is a lightweight, virtualized, portable, software-defined standardized environment that allows the software to run in isolation from other software running on the physical host machine. Docker offers a lightweight alternative to virtual machines. At the same time, it provides portability, performance, agility, and scalability of applications. For a comprehensive guide about the …

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Exploring CloudSigma PaaS: How to Utilize Ruby PaaS Hosting Services?

What is Ruby? Ruby is an open-source programming language that is well known for having one of the most natural and easy-to-read syntaxes. This object-oriented programming language combines the best features of other languages to make a simple yet rewarding approach a possibility. In addition to its object-oriented nature, Ruby also offers features such as operator overloading, iterators and closures, …