Author: Michael McDonald
Michael has been a member of the Most Helpful Humans in Hosting for over six years. Starting down a path of education and teaching, Michael returned to his passion of working with technology and helping people around the world embrace the Internet. In his free time, Michael can be found in the northern parts of Michigan spending time on the great lakes or engrossed in a good book.
What is VMware Fusion?
Mac computers have become a popular and important tool for all types of computer users. However, Mac users frequently miss out on Windows software and games and tools custom-built for Linux operating systems.
What Are Internet of Things Devices?
The world we live in today is a mesh of connected devices and individuals. Everything around us has access to wireless networks and the Internet at large. We have begun to take advantage of this ever-present networking and connectivity to create an Internet of Things (IoT) using everyday items and devices. Cars, coffee makers, alarm clocks, and even writing instruments have upgraded to include connectivity options. These IoT devices provide us with data about our environment, homes, and daily activities and help us improve our lives by better understanding and using the information they provide.
How to Sync Two CentOS 8 Servers Using File Replication
All online businesses need to account for growth. As a business receives more visitors to its site, the underlying infrastructure needs to scale to provide the same level of performance that the visitors are accustomed to. Horizontal scaling, the addition of more servers rather than increasing the power of the existing servers, is an easy way to build our web servers' ability to handle a more significant amount of traffic and protect us against hardware failure. Ensuring that the additional web servers have the same files and data is a potentially time-consuming and challenging task. Automating that task using free, open-source software, such as lsyncd, is a way to ensure that we have a safe, secure, and repeatable method of copying files from one server to another.
Why Choose CentOS 6 or 7
The servers that run our applications, our businesses, all depend on the stability and underlying features offered by the operating system (or OS) installed. As administrators, we have to plan ahead and think to the future of how our users will use the machines we oversee while simultaneously ensuring that those machines remain stable and online. There are numerous operating systems to choose from; however one of the most popular, most stable, and highly supported OSes is CentOS. A combination of excellent features, rock-solid performance stability, and the backing of enterprise-focused institutions such as Red Hat and Fedora have led to CentOS becoming a mainstay OS that administrators can count on.
Top 4 Lessons Learned Using Ubuntu
When choosing a server operating system, there are a number of factors and choices that must be decided. An often talked about and referenced OS, Ubuntu, is a popular choice and offers great functionality with a vibrant and helpful community. However, if you’re unfamiliar with Ubuntu and have not worked with either the server or desktop versions, you may encounter differences in common tasks and functionality from previous operating systems you’ve worked with. Here are the top four lessons I’ve learned while running Ubuntu on a server.
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