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Installing and Configuring Virtual Network Computing (VNC) on Ubuntu 20.04

Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is a screen-sharing system used to access graphical user interfaces remotely. It uses the remote frame buffer protocol allowing one server (user side) to connect with another side (client). VNC is safe, secure, and works on all operating systems. RealVNC, UltraVNC, Xfce, TightVNC, to name a few, are the most popular VNC clients used today. Among …

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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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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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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 …

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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The Basics of UFW: Learning the Essential Firewall Commands 

Introduction UFW stands for uncomplicated firewall. It is a frontend platform that enables you to easily manage your firewall functions and commands. You get UFW as a default option with your Ubuntu server. Maximizing the potential of the commands and functions of the firewall can be difficult if you are not already familiar with the tool. Our goal is to …