How to Install PhantomJS On CentOS 7

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What is PhantomJS?

In this article, we will be discussing PhantomJS. PhantomJS is, in the simplest of terms, is a headless browser (headless, meaning without a GUI) that utilizes a javascript API. This function makes the browser very useful when used for:

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Top 15 Server Security Practices for 2020

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In this article, we will denote the security best practices for 2020 and beyond. Because security is such a challenging subject for many, it often goes unheeded, and as such, many are caught unaware when an issue arises. By following these best practices, you can significantly lower your risk of being compromised by a malicious actor.

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How To Create A Software Install List

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Purpose

The purpose of this article is to describe and explore ways to copy or backup your currently existing installed software titles into a single file for later use. We can then use this file to reinstall the software onto another system or clone the existing software across multiple Linux systems on or across a network. This method also prevents the need to install software titles one by one.

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Update: WHMCS CURL Bug

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WHMCS has discovered a problem in an earlier EA4 Curl Package introduced on CentOS servers.

Update!

UPDATE: This is reportedly fixed in ea-libcurl-7.67.0-2.2.1, so it should no longer be necessary to downgrade. (https://github.com/CpanelInc/libcurl/commit/7ca2bbb724ac54a3c41950c8736076953bf1429b)

Working versions:
* ea-libcurl-7.66.0-1.1.2.cpanel.x86_64
* ea-libcurl-7.67.0-2.2.1.cpanel.x86_64

Buggy version:
*ea-libcurl-7.67.0-1.1.2.cpanel.x86_64

Per https://forums.cpanel.net/threads/cpanel-curl-update-breaks-whmcs-enom-module.663449/ it may be necessary to restart PHP-FPM to apply the changes to the running PHP binaries.

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How to Simplify Working With Kernels

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What Is A Kernel?

The kernel is a piece of software that is at the core of an operating system. It usually has complete control over all of the server systems. It is normally the first program loaded after the bootloader has completed its tasks. The kernel then handles the rest of the start-up tasks as well as i/o requests from the system’s software. It then translates those requests into hardware instructions for the CPU (central processing unit).

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How to Install Microsoft SQL on Linux

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In this article, we will be discussing how to install Microsoft SQL or MSSQL on Linux. Microsoft SQL, colloquially referred to as MSSQL, is a relational database management system created by Microsoft. Open-source MySQL and PostgreSQL are typically synonymous with Linux distributions, but working with MSSQL on Linux is also supported. MSSQL offers some features that its open-source counterparts don’t, and depending on application requirements, it might be the right choice for an RDBMS. In this tutorial, we are going to walk through how to install MSSQL on CentOS 7 and Ubuntu 16.04.

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How to enable EPEL repository

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe EPEL repository is an additional package repository that provides easy access to install packages for commonly used software. This repo was created because Fedora contributors wanted to use Fedora packages they maintain on RHEL and other compatible distributions.

To put it simply the goal of this repo was to provide greater ease of access to software on Enterprise Linux compatible distributions.

What’s an ‘EPEL repository’?

The EPEL repository is managed by the EPEL group, which is a Special Interest Group within the Fedora Project. The ‘EPEL’ part is an abbreviation that stands for Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux. The EPEL group creates, maintains and manages a high-quality set of additional packages. These packages may be software not included in the core repository, or sometimes updates which haven’t been provided yet.
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How to Start and Enable Firewalld on CentOS 7

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In this article, we discuss how to start and enable firewalld. It is highly recommended that you have a firewall protecting your server.
Pre-Flight Check
  • These instructions are intended specifically for enabling and starting Firewalld CentOS 7.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed CentOS 7 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How To Check the Kernel Version in Linux / Ubuntu / CentOS

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn this article and related video, we will be discussing how to check the kernel version in both Ubuntu and CentOS Linux. The following command works with all Linux distributions, such as Red Hat, CentOS, Debian, and Ubuntu. It also works on other UNIX-like operating systems such as HPUX, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, etc. Use the following command to check which kernel version your server is currently running:
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Installing cPanel/WHM On CentOS 6 & 7

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What is cPanel? 

cPanel is a server control panel which allows users the ability to access and automate server tasks and, provides the tools needed to manage the overall server, their applications, and websites.  CPanel_logoSome features include the capability to modify php versions, creating individual cPanel accounts, adding FTP users, installing SSL’s, configuring security settings, and installing packages to name a few. cPanel and WHM have a vast range of customizations and configurations that can be completed to further personalize your platform specifically for your needs.  It also includes 24/7 support from cPanel as well.

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