How Do I Secure My Linux Server?

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Our last article on Ubuntu security suggestions touched on the importance of passwords, user roles, console security, and firewalls. We continue with our last article and while the recommendations below are not unique to Ubuntu specifically (nearly all discussed are considered best practice for any Linux server) but they should be an important consideration in securing your server. Continue reading “How Do I Secure My Linux Server?”

How to Backup, Delete and Restore a PostgreSQL Database in CentOS 7 or Ubuntu 16

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Listing databases
Dump a database
Dumping all databases
Dump Grants
Delete or Drop a Database
Delete a Grant
Restore a Database
Restore Grant
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Create a Cron Task in Ubuntu 16.04

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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. Continue reading “Create a Cron Task in Ubuntu 16.04”

An Overview of Managed WordPress

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WordPress is open source software for building unique and powerful websites! It is quickly becoming the easiest and most popular way to create blogs, business sites, portfolios, forums, memberships, and e-commerce websites. Continue reading “An Overview of Managed WordPress”

Using Object Storage for cPanel Backups

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Object Storage is simply the easiest, most cost effective and secure backup solution for your data!

What are backups?

A backup is simply the procedure of making extra copies of your data in case the original data is lost or damaged. Liquid Web understands that your data is invaluable and so, we have provided a stable, secure and cost effective product called Object Storage which makes managing your cPanel backups much easier.

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Backup Your WordPress Database with WP-CLI

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In this article you will learn how to backup your WordPress database using the wp-cli tool. Knowing how to backup your database is a critical skill to have when running a WordPress site. All your posts, pages, and more live in your database; keeping backups is critical.

You should always take a backup before any major changes to your site, just in case. It’s much quicker to take a backup now and do a restore if you need to, than to find a useful backup when you need it. Continue reading “Backup Your WordPress Database with WP-CLI”

How To Enable Server Backups in WHM/cPanel

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The most important thing you can do to protect your server against data loss is to take regular backups. Properly configured backups are a critical aspect to the maintenance of any website, and can mean the difference between a quick recovery and rebuilding a site from scratch. Continue reading “How To Enable Server Backups in WHM/cPanel”