Tag: Kernel

Check out our Kernel section, here you'll find tutorials in updating, securing and any known vulnerabilities to many popular distributions.

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The KernelCare Linux kernel patching service is a system offered by CloudLinux. This product provides ongoing security patches for many Linux kernel versions. Updates are installed live without requiring a system reboot, which is a tremendous incentive when running an active server. Because CloudLinux offers a free symlink (symbolic link) protection patch for servers running CentOS 6 and 7, Liquid Web is replacing existing versions of KernelCare with this free version. 

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CloudLinux Pricing Increase

Liquid Web was recently informed that the licensing cost for CloudLinux will be increasing at the beginning of the new year and will take effect on January 1st, 2021. All CloudLinux license types (both standalone and those bundled with cPanel) will increase by $2.00 per month with no variance on license type.

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How to Upgrade Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04

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If you are still using Ubuntu version 16.04, you may want to consider updating to the latest Long Term Support release, version 18.04. In this post, we will cover what a Long Term Support release is and why you would want to use it. You will also learn the significant changes between 16.04 and 18.04. Last, but not least, you will also learn how to upgrade your dedicated server from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04.

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What is a Virtual Machine?

A virtual machine is a simulated computer system which runs on a physical computer. In other words, a virtual machine is a computer inside a computer. Virtual machines allocate memory, a virtual CPU, disk storage space, and a network interface. This means that we can have a Windows computer that runs multiple virtual machines composed of Ubuntu Linux, macOS, Windows 10, Solaris, and CentOS, and they will all be completely separate from our parent Windows operating system.

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A Fast, Modern and Secure VPN Tunnel

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In this tutorial we will learn what Wireguard is, what it is used for, how to install and configure it, and lastly, how to use it to it wisely. 

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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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In this article, we will learn how to switch a Linux firewall from IPtables to nftables on Ubuntu. IPtables, which is based on the Linux kernel Netfilter module, is currently the default firewall for many Linux distributions. It protects against multiple threat vectors and allows your server to block unwanted traffic based on a specific ruleset.

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In 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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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 VPS server or dedicated server) but they should be an important consideration in securing your server.

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