In this article, we will be discussing what it means to employ a “managed server” versus an “unmanaged server” and what the primary differences are. This article is written in response to ongoing questions we see from clients regarding the types of resources, services, and capabilities that are included when a managed server is selected for use.Continue reading “Managed Server vs. Unmanaged Server Defined”
In this article, we will be discussing the various methods and techniques used to locate and uninstall the software from a Ubuntu/Debian based server. We will primarily be using the apt and dpkg commands on the command line.Continue reading “How to Uninstall Software on Ubuntu”
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.Continue reading “Top 15 Server Security Practices for 2020”
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Today we will be reviewing the major differences between CentOS and Ubuntu in a web hosting environment. Although this is not a fully comprehensive analysis of every single aspect of the numerous in-depth features of each operating system, it should provide a solid overview which will allow you to choose which system is best suited for your needs. Without further ado, let’s jump right in…
Reading Time: 2 minutesMac users work in their native Unix environment are familiar with using the terminal to SSH into their Linux based servers. When using a Mac to log into a Windows environment, or vice versa, the task is performed differently. Window machines use a different protocol, one aptly named RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol). For our tutorial, we’ll explore how to use your Mac to connect to a Windows server. Let’s get started!
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- Log in to your WHMCS Admin dashboard
- Navigate to Setup -> Products/Services -> Servers
Continue reading “Setting Up Your Liquid Web Server in WHMCS”
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As a security measure, your server’s root user and SSH information will not automatically update in your Liquid Web account when it is changed using WHM or the command line. Without having updated login credentials, our Support team is unable to proactively fix any server problems or allow us to begin working on your support ticket. Continue reading “Updating Your Server Password”
Reading Time: 2 minutesAs we learned in our article What Are Domains?, a domain is associated with an IP address that directs visitors to the right location in the Internet that houses your site and its contents. In the same way, a Glue Record binds the IP address to a static cache so visitors can always locate your site without issue. This avoids impossible dependencies for that DNS zone. Your registrar holds the Glue Record and allows traffic to be directed without using the lookup process of DNS. You often see a Glue Record used for nameservers, but it is occasionally in other records depending on circumstances. Continue reading “What is a Glue Record?”
Reading Time: 2 minutesThe concept of ‘Kernel hotpatching’, sometimes called live patching, was introduced to the Linux community around 2008. Soon after groups began developing differing implementations of the concept. KernelCare, one of the more popular implementations, was originally released in March 2014 by Cloud Linux, Inc. Continue reading “What Is KernelCare?”
Reading Time: < 1 minuteIn this article we will briefly cover the basics of monitoring your server via WHM. By following this process you will learn how to find: service status, resource usage, and Apache stats. Continue reading “Monitoring your server in WHM”