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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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Installing and Configuring Ansible on Ubuntu 20.04

If you are a system administrator, it’s important that you have a consistent way of managing all of the servers and computers you are using. Configuration management systems can streamline the process to a great degree. They manage all the systems efficiently from a central location. On Linux, there are multiple configuration management systems available. For example, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, …

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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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Creating a Pull Request on GitHub

Git is a distributed version control system that is easily scalable. It’s suitable for projects of all sizes. In the Git ecosystem, project codes are stored in a Git repository. The GitHub website is one of the most popular places to host Git repositories. GitHub offers both free and paid services for Git repo hosting. It makes managing Git repositories …

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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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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 …

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CloudSigma PaaS Platform Load Balancing How-to Guide

On CloudSigma’s PaaS Dashboard settings, you will find a tool known as a load balancer. Load balancers are dedicated nodes that allow you to perform load balancing– the process of traffic navigation and workload distribution across different components in your infrastructure. CloudSigma PaaS gives you the option to add these instances manually into your environment. You will get the option …

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Installing the Apache Web Server on CentOS 7

A web server stores, processes and delivers web pages to website visitors. There are quite a few Open Source web server software options, but the Apache HTTP server is deemed as the most widely used web server in the world. This is because, apart from being open-source, its modular architecture allows extending its capabilities through adding modules to serve different …

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Netcat Utility on Linux: Testing TCP/UDP Connections on a VPS with Netcat

Introduction One of the biggest advantages of using Linux is the plethora of helpful utilities it provides. The in-program features are usually sufficient for most programmers to do their work. This means that most of the time, you will not need to download external programs and software. The built-in tools will provide you enough utility. Among these helpful features is …

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Find your favorite cloud hosting platform now on Mist

Cloudsigma has partnered with the open-source multi-cloud management platform Mist to provide users with the ease to manage multiple accounts across regions from a single window. Further, existing Mist users can diversify their multi-cloud and hybrid setups to include the reliability and ease of CloudSigma’s infrastructure. We are currently supporting the following operations with Mist: Get the list of the …

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SQLite vs MySQL vs. PostgreSQL: Relational Database Management Systems Compared

Introduction Database management tools are mostly used by the relational data model. This model organizes data into tables consisting of columns and rows. While this model remains dominant in terms of storing and managing worldwide data, there are other data models such as NoSQL and NewSQL out there. In this tutorial we will delve into three of the most widely …

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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 …