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Setting up Django with PostgreSQL, Nginx, and Gunicorn on Ubuntu 20.04

Django is a free, and open-source web application framework that’s built in the Python programming language. Django is super-fast, secure, and highly scalable. At the hand of a skilled developer, Django can quickly establish a powerful website. It can seamlessly integrate with popular web servers (Apache, Nginx), and databases (MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Oracle, and SQLite), etc. Django powers some of …

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 Installing and Using Composer on Ubuntu 18.04

Composer is a popular PHP dependency management tool. It is primarily leveraged to assist in project dependency updates and installation. It works by checking and verifying the versions of other packages that are appropriate for project requirements and dependencies and installing them for your convenience. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps of installing Composer on Ubuntu …

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How to Install and Configure Git on Ubuntu 18.04

Introduction In software development, versioning is an incredibly powerful tool. It allows the developer(s) to keep track of the software at the source level. Versioning helps to keep track of changes, reverting to previous stages, and branching out to create alternate versions of files and directories. Among all the version control systems, Git is probably the most popular one. In …

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Setting up Node.js Applications: How to Perform Production Tasks on Ubuntu 20.04 with Node.js

Introduction Node.js is a programming environment that runs primarily on JavaScript. The open-source program allows you to build networking applications on platforms running Windows, Linux, macOS, and others. You can use Node.js applications in two main ways: as command line apps or as services. Using a Node.js app as a service means that it will restart on reboot. This makes …

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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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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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Installing Node.js on CentOS 8: a Complete Guide

Introduction Node.js is a free-to-use, open-source server environment. It is commonly used for browser-based web development purposes. It allows developers to use JavaScript to do backend programming. Since most developers are intimately familiar with JavaScript, it makes things very easy. The program lets you add, modify, and delete files on the server, produce dynamic content, and collect data. In 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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A Guide on the mod_proxy Extension: Using Apache as a Reverse Proxy

Introduction Third-party extensions are extremely helpful additions. These make your experience of configuring and working with a server, such as Apache HTTP, much simpler and more facilitative. In a time of need, you can even use some of these modules in Apache to run a reverse proxy. You can either remove a layer from your server setup or you can …

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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 …