Setup Nginx + php-FPM + apc + MariaDB on Debian 7 – The perfect LEMP server

Debian webserver Debian is a great choice for setting up linux webservers. According to current stats it is the most popular server OS followed closely by centos. I am a great fan of the apt/dpkg/gdebi commands, which make it so easy to install and update packages on the system. To setup a complete functional php webserver, you need to install a couple ...

Reviewing Kali Linux – the distro for security geeks

Kali Linux 1.0 When it comes to hacking, security, forensics thing like that, linux is the only and the preferred tool. Linux is very hacker friendly from ground up. But still there are distros that are more oriented towards assisting hackers. To name a few, backtrack, backbox, blackbuntu etc. Backtrack is the most popular distro when it comes to penetration testing and ...

Install virtualbox guest additions on Debian 7 wheezy

Virtualbox guest additions in Debian Debian 7 wheezy has virtualbox guest additions inbuilt. So after installing debian on virtualbox the guest addition features are immediately available. However the guest additions bundled with debian is general of older version compared to the latest virtualbox version. So its a good idea to install the latest virtualbox guest additions. Here is a quick command that ...

5 Linux commands to shutdown and reboot the system

Linux shutdown / reboot command On Linux, like all tasks, the shutdown and restart operations can also be done from the command line. The commands are shutdown, halt, poweroff, reboot and REISUB keystrokes. In this post I am going to show you how to shutdown or restart a linux system using these commands. The commands are useful specially when you have to ...

Code a simple socket server in Python

Python sockets In a previous tutorial we learnt how to do basic . The tutorial explained how to code a socket server and client in python using low level socket api. Check out that tutorial if you are not through on the basics of socket programming in python. To recap, sockets are virtual endpoints of a communication channel that takes place between ...

Install wine on Debian 7 wheezy

Wine Wine is a free implementation of the Microsoft Windows API for the linux platform and it is used to run windows applications on linux. However it has limitations and cannot run all applications. Wine is included in the base repositories of distros like Ubuntu and Debian, so can be installed easily from apt. Search for wine in your package cache using the ...

Install cinnamon 1.8 on Debian 7 wheezy

Cinnamon Desktop Cinnamon is a new desktop environment for linux that was initially developed for Mint linux and later made available to all linux distros in general. It is derived from the Gnome 3 desktop, but provides the traditional kind of desktop environment. Cinnamon uses Muffin, a fork of the GNOME 3 window manager Mutter, as its window manager from Cinnamon ...

Install virtualbox guest additions in Fedora 18

Virtualbox guest additions on Fedora If you are trying out fedora inside virtualbox then you need to install the virtualbox guest additions in order to get better hardware support like proper screen resolution, mouse scroller support and shared clipboard. Installing virtualbox guest additions on fedora 18 is pretty simple. First prepare the system by installing the following. Update all packages. $ sudo yum distro-sync Install ...

Command to check centOS version

If you are running a centos server for example then you might need to check the version number and kernel version. This is important to know if you are running the latest version or not and what updates are available for your version. This is an absolutely basic task for a sys admin to find out the version of the linux ...

Install Xfce on Debian 7 wheezy

Xfce Desktop Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment system for linux, and is a good alternative to the complex and clumsy gnome. In this post I am going to show you how to install xfce on debian. It is available in the debian default repositories and can be installed right away. # apt-get install xfce4 This will install the xfce desktop with all ...

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