How to Install Varnish on Fedora 20

Varnish is a proxy and cache, or HTTP accelerator, designed to improve performance for busy, dynamic web sites. By redirecting traffic to static pages whenever possible, varnish reduces the number of dynamic page calls, thus reducing load.

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing the Varnish on Fedora 20.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 20 server with HTTPD and PHP already installed, configured, and running, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Upgrade MariaDB 5.5 to MariaDB 10.0 on Fedora 20

MariaDB is a drop-in replacement for MySQL installed by default on CentOS 7, and offers many speed and performance improvements. MariaDB offers more storage engines than MySQL, including Cassandra (NoSQL), XtraDB (drop-in replacement for InnoDB), and OQGRAPH.

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  • These instructions are intended for upgrading from MariaDB 5.5 to MariaDB 10.0 on Fedora 20.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 20 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How To Install MySQL / MariaDB on Fedora 20

MariaDB is a drop-in replacement for MySQL. It is easy to install, offers many speed and performance improvements, and is easy to integrate into most MySQL deployments. Answers for compatibility questions can be found at: MariaDB versus MySQL – Compatibility. MariaDB offers more storage engines than MySQL, including Cassandra (NoSQL), XtraDB (drop-in replacement for InnoDB), and OQGRAPH.

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How to Install ProFTPD on Fedora 20

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is probably the most popular method of uploading files to a server; a wide array of FTP servers, such as ProFTPD, and clients exist for every platform.

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How to Install MongoDB on Fedora 20

MongoDB is a NoSQL database intended for storing large amounts of data in document-oriented storage with dynamic schemas. NoSQL refers to a database with a data model other than the tabular format used in relational databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft SQL. MongoDB features include: full index support, replication, high availability, and auto-sharding.

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How To Install Cassandra 2 on Fedora 20

Apache Cassandra is a NoSQL database intended for storing large amounts of data in a decentralized, highly available cluster. NoSQL refers to a database with a data model other than the tabular relations used in relational databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft SQL.

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  • These instructions are intended for installing Cassandra 2 on a single Fedora 20 node.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 20 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
  • You may be able to skip to Step #2 if you already have a stable version of Java 7 (preferably the Oracle/Sun JVM). Check to see if your server already has Java installed by running the following command: java -version
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How to Install and Connect to PostgreSQL on Fedora 20

PostgreSQL (pronounced ‘post-gres-Q-L’) is a free, open-source object-relational database management system (object-RDBMS), similar to MySQL, and is standards-compliant and extensible. It is commonly used as a back-end for web and mobile applications. PostgreSQL, or ‘Postgres’ as it is nicknamed, adopts the ANSI/ISO SQL standards together, with the revisions.

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How to Install and Configure vsftpd on Fedora 20

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is probably the most popular method of uploading files to a server; a wide array of FTP servers, such as vsftpd, and clients exist for every platform.

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Tutorial: An Introduction to Managing a Linux Server with systemd

What is systemd?

Systemd is the System Management Daemon, which provides a standard for controlling the Linux boot process. It is named per the UNIX convention of adding ‘d’ to the end of daemon’s name. Systemd is intended as a drop-in replacement for the very common init start-up scripts for the boot process (which is also referred to as System V or SysV).

Though there is some debate regarding the benefits of systemd, the advantages do include: Service Reporting (failed? suspended? error?), Process Monitoring (kills user processes at logout), and Parallel Processes (multiple services are able to start at same time, improving boot times).

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