Author: Alex Gorzen

Alex Gorzen has been helping others with technology his whole life. He played with computers even before he could read and wants to make sure his children share that same love as they grow up. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, building things, and learning new skills.

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Using PhpMyAdmin to search for records and information in your database can quickly help you get the information you need without having to run advanced search queries. This tutorial assumes you have already logged in to PhpMyAdmin, and shows how to search by keyword and for a range of records.

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In this tutorial, we will explore how to run SQL queries on a database within PhpMyAdmin. SQL stands for Structured Query Language. SQL statements or queries are used to perform database tasks such as searching, updating, or retrieving data from a database.

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This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to PhpMyAdmin. Now let’s familiarize ourselves with databases and PhpMyAdmin.

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Working with a database can sometimes be intimidating, but PhpMyAdmin can simplify tasks by providing a control panel to view or edit your MySQL or MariaDB database.  In this quick tutorial, we’ll show you how to install PhpMyAdmin on an Ubuntu VPS server.

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Pre-Flight Check
  • These instructions are intended specifically for listing the existing compiled PHP modules from the command line.
  • Your server environment may be different, but we will go over several options that you might run into. We'll be using an Ubuntu Server with only a single PHP version on it, and two CentOS 7 servers, one with cPanel and one with InterWorx.
How to List Compiled PHP Modules from Command Line

Single PHP Version

If your server only has a single PHP version installed, you can run this PHP command anywhere, and it will give you the same list of modules. The general command we will be using is php -m. This command will give you the full list of installed PHP modules/extensions.

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While automated backups are important, sometimes you just want to take a MySQL dump of the database before making a change to your site. When modifying files in Linux, you can simply copy a file to another name to make a new copy. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a backup of your database (or multiple databases) and also how to restore a backup from either command line or cPanel.

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How To Secure Your WordPress Site

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WordPress is one of the most popular Content Management Systems on the Internet. Due to its popularity, it is also the target of many hackers.  We’re here to show you our top 5 recommendations on how to secure your WordPress site based on issues we’ve come across.

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How To List Users in CentOS 7

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Adding a user in CentOS is a common task for most Linux admins. Users have unique username’s and occasionally you may wonder if a username is in use or need other details about the user (like their group ID). We’ll show you how to see a list of users after logging into your Liquid Web CentOS 7 server. Once you've logged in via SSH, you'll be able to run the commands below and get the information you need. Let’s get started!

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How to Install PHP 7.2 on Ubuntu 16.04

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Using PHP 7.2 on an Ubuntu dedicated server is highly recommended over previous PHP versions for several reasons, first being security. Active Support for PHP 7.2 goes until November 30th, 2019 and Security Support until Nov. 30, 2020. Older versions like 7.0 and anything 5.6 and below are no longer getting any support and can leave open security holes on a server if they are not replaced. Another main reason to upgrade is the big performance increase over previous versions when PHP 7.2 is installed and is using the OPcache module.  This can greatly decrease the time it takes for your web page to load! If you are developing a site locally or launching it on one of Liquid Web’s Ubuntu VPS or Dedicated Servers, using PHP 7.2 or newer would be the way to go.

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Cron jobs are an incredibly useful Linux tool aimed at saving you time by scheduling tasks within your server. A programmed cron task will execute commands within a script by the minute, day, week or month. They can be scheduled to do many tasks including backing up your server’s files nightly, updating inventory orders in a database or even compressing files for migrating. Repetitive tasks become a cinch when incorporating a cron job. While there are numerous ways to run a cron task, we will be using the crontab option that is inherent within Ubuntu to set up a nightly backup of our website.

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