How to Install lsyncd on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

lsyncd is an rsync-based tool that monitors specified directories (including subdirectories) for updates and modifications, then syncs those changes to a specified destination.

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing the lsyncd on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Install Logwatch on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Logwatch is a Perl-based log management tool for analyzing, summarizing, and reporting on a server’s log files. It is most often used to send a short digest of server’s log activity to a system administrator.

What are log files? Logs are application-generated files useful for tracking down and understanding what has happened in the past.

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing the Logwatch on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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Error: (98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to address 0.0.0.0:80 on Ubuntu [SOLVED]

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for solving the error: (98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to address 0.0.0.0:80
  • I’ll be working from both Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS servers, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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Upgrade Your Core Managed Ubuntu 12.04 HWE Kernel in Liquid Web US Central Zone B

It is highly recommended that you take an image of your existing server prior to following these instructions. Doing so will ensure that if something unexpected occurs, you will be able to restore your server from the backup image.

For instructions on creating a backup image from the Manage interface please visit:
http://www.liquidweb.com/kb/creating-storm-server-images/
http://www.liquidweb.com/kb/restoring-a-storm-server-from-an-image/

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  • As of August 08, 2014, certain versions of Ubuntu 12.04 will no longer receive software updates for the kernel. Affected versions include: 12.04.2 HWE, 12.04.3 HWE, and 12.04.4 HWE.
  • These instructions are intended specifically and only for updating the kernel in Ubuntu 12.04 in Liquid Web US Central Zone B.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 12.04 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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Upgrade Your Self Managed Ubuntu 12.04 HWE Kernel in Liquid Web US Central Zone B

It is highly recommended that you take an image of your existing server prior to following these instructions. Doing so will ensure that if something unexpected occurs, you will be able to restore your server from the backup image.

For instructions on creating a backup image from the Manage interface please visit:
http://www.liquidweb.com/kb/creating-storm-server-images/
http://www.liquidweb.com/kb/restoring-a-storm-server-from-an-image/

Pre-Flight Check
  • As of August 08, 2014, certain versions of Ubuntu 12.04 will no longer receive software updates for the kernel. Affected versions include: 12.04.2 HWE, 12.04.3 HWE, and 12.04.4 HWE.
  • These instructions are intended specifically and only for updating the kernel in Ubuntu 12.04 in Liquid Web US Central Zone B.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self-Managed Ubuntu 12.04 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Install and Configure ProFTPD on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

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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  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing the ProFTPD on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Install and Configure vsftpd on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

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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  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing the vsfptd on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Install and Connect to PostgreSQL on Ubuntu 12.04

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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  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing PostgreSQL on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Add a User and Grant Root Privileges on Ubuntu 12.04

Users via Command Line 101: Basic User Interaction
I. How to Add a User and Grant Root Privileges on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
II. How to Remove (Delete) a User on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
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  • These instructions are intended specifically for adding a user on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Install and Configure phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 12.04

phpMyAdmin is an open source tool used for the administration of MySQL. In addition to offering the capability to perform administration tasks such as creating, editing, or deleting databases, and managing users and permissions, phpMyAdmin provides a graphical user interface to do all of these tasks and more.

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
  • A LAMP, Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP, must be installed on your server. If you’re working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server as I am, then the LAMP stack is already installed!

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