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Using MySQL with Ruby on Rails App on Ubuntu 21.04

Ruby is a powerful programming language. It’s an interpreted, high-level, and general-purpose language that incorporates multiple programming paradigms. Yukihiro Matsumoto, the creator of Ruby, blended various parts of his favorite programming languages like Perl, Ada, Lisp, Eiffel, Smalltalk, etc., and created Ruby. In his own words, he intended to make Ruby “more natural, not simple”. Much of the popularity of …

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Setting Up WordPress With MySQL On Kubernetes With Helm

Kubernetes is now the standard way to deploy applications that are scalable and have high availability. Kubernetes allows developers to quickly bring up and down instances as needed to ensure smooth delivery of content. To learn more about Kubernetes, follow our detailed guide Getting to Know Kubernetes. Helm is a very popular package manager that is used to install applications …

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Creating a Django App with Database Connection: A Tutorial

Django is a free and open-source web framework built in Python. First published in 2005, Django incorporates the motto of “rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.” The framework, deployed on a web server, can quickly produce a web front-end with rich features, security, and scalability. Any web app relies on databases for its content. Django, being a modern framework, supports …

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Mail Server Configuration Tutorial: How to Use Postfix, Dovecot, MySQL, and SpamAssassin

Introduction On Ubuntu 20.04, you can use tools like Postfix, Dovecot, MySQL, and SpamAssassin to configure a mail server. The process can be confusing for someone attempting it for the first time. This tutorial aims to simplify the mail server configuration process for you with detailed steps. At the end of this tutorial, you will know how to add virtual …

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Improving Database Availability and Performance: MariaDB/MySQL Auto-Clustering with Load Balancing and Replication

High data availability and consistently good performance are a necessity for modern applications. Database clusterization makes this a possibility. Clusterization is, however, a complex process that requires a lot of experience and expertise. To simplify the task and make it achievable, CloudSigma PaaS allows its users to access auto-clustering for MariaDB/MySQL. In this guide, we will discuss why database clusterization …

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Creating Django Models: A Tutorial

Django is a well-known web framework for the rapid development of secure and maintainable websites and web apps. Built using Python, Django simplifies web development, allowing more time and focus on writing apps without reinventing the wheel every single time. Django is a free and open-source project with robust official documentation, great community support, and plenty of free and paid-for …

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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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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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How to Deploy WordPress with Docker Containers on Ubuntu 20.04

Introduction WordPress is one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMSs) out there. Statistically, it powers over 39% of all websites you see around the world wide web. It’s a popular choice because of its extensibility through plugins and its flexible templating system. It allows you to change its appearance in seconds. Moreover, its administration can be done through …

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How to Reset MariaDB or MySQL Root Password

MySQL is one of the most popular database systems out there. It’s an open-source relational database management system that follows a client-server model. MySQL is at the core of many of the online services we enjoy on a regular basis. MariaDB is a community-developed fork of MySQL that enjoys commercial support. In the MySQL ecosystem, root is the default user …

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Setting Up a Private Docker Registry on Ubuntu 18.04

Introduction Docker Registry is a centralized application that handles the delivery and storage of various Docker container images. This collection of container images saves a lot of time for developers. Docker images provide the exact same environment as to how it was built using virtualization. Thus, building Docker images takes a good amount of time from developers. A good example …

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Installing MariaDB on CentOS 7

In the world of database engines, MySQL and MariaDB are two of the major players. MariaDB is practically MySQL with some key changes. It’s a community-developed fork of MySQL backed by commercial support, for example, Wikipedia, Google, WordPress.com, etc. MariaDB is free and open-source and guaranteed to stay so. In this guide, we will guide you through the steps of …