The 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. Continue reading “How to Enable an EPEL repository”→
cURL is a Linux command that is used to transfer multiple data types to and from a server. It operates utilizing the libcurl library, which allows it to use the following protocols to move information:
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Reading Time: < 1minuteInstalling Drush provides a way of managing your Drupal installs using a familiar method, the command line. Drush can simplify your life by allowing you to perform admin duties. Continue reading “Install Drush on Ubuntu 16.04”→
Reading Time: < 1minuteUser management includes removing users who no longer need access, removing their username and any associate root privileges are necessary for securing your server. Deleting a user’s access to your Linux server is a typical operation which can easily be performed using a few commands. Continue reading “How to Remove (Delete) a User on Ubuntu 16.04”→
Reading Time: 6minutesBroken down into two parts our article’s first section hits on “how to whitelist IPs or URIs,” for people who are somewhat familiar with ModSecurity but want to know further about the process. Our second section examines why we configure ModSecurity and how to prevent the security of the server from getting in the way of our work. If you have a Fully Managed Liquid Web server reach out to our Heroic Support team for assistance with whitelisting! Continue reading “Whitelisting in ModSecurity”→
Reading Time: 2minutesHaving access to man pages on your server is a pretty essential asset to be familiar with. If you’re not familiar with man pages they are documentation provided with software packages on Unix systems. They provide a sort of manual for applications, services and system resources. You can learn more about man pages in our introductory article. By default on Ubuntu based servers this command is not provided, since it’s a great tool to have access to this article will help you get them setup.