How to Install Nginx on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

nginx is a free, open source, high-performance web server. Need HTTP and HTTPS but don’t want to run Apache? Then nginx may be your next go-to, at least for Linux.

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  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Ubuntu 14.04 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Install Oracle Java 8 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server with Apache and PHP installed, and I’ll be logged in as non-root user. If you need more information then visit our tutorial on How to Add a User and Grant Root Privileges on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

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How to Install XCache on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing XCache, an open-source opcode cacher, on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server with Apache and PHP installed, and I’ll be logged in as non-root user. If you need more information then visit our tutorial on How to Add a User and Grant Root Privileges on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

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How to Install Node.js via NVM (Node Version Manager) on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Node.js is a cross-platform runtime environment, configurable on Linux, OS X, and Microsoft Windows, and built on JavaScript. Applications, both server-side and networking, are also written in JavaScript. Node.js lends itself nicely to quick deploying, real-time web applications, and is generally thought of as extremely scalable due to its event-driven architecture.

The Node Version Manager allows admins to easily manage node.js versions. It’s a bash script that has the capability to manage multiple active versions of node.js, with functionality such as: installation, executing commands with specific node.js versions, setting the PATH variable to use a specific node.js versions, etc.

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing Node.js via NVM (Node Version Manager) on a single Ubuntu 14.04 LTS node.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
  • If NVM is not already installed, then visit our tutorial on: How to Install NVM (Node Version Manager) for Node.js on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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How to Install NVM (Node Version Manager) for Node.js on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

The Node Version Manager allows admins to easily manage node.js versions. It’s a bash script that has the capability to manage multiple active versions of node.js, with functionality such as: installation, executing commands with specific node.js versions, setting the PATH variable to use a specific node.js versions, etc.

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing NVM (Node Version Manager) on a single Ubuntu 14.04 LTS node.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Remove (Delete) a User on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Users via Command Line 101: Basic User Interaction
I. How to Add a User and Grant Root Privileges on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
II. How to Remove (Delete) a User on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for removing a user on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Install the Memcached PHP Extension on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Memcached is a distributed, high-performance, in-memory caching system that is primarily used to speed up sites that make heavy use of databases. It can however be used to store objects of any kind. Nearly every popular CMS has a plugin or module to take advantage of memcached, and many programming languages have a memcached library, including PHP, Perl, Ruby, and Python. Memcached runs in memory and is thus quite speedy, since it does not need to write data to disk.

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing the Memcached PHP Extension on a single Ubuntu 14.04 LTS node.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
  • Follow our tutorial on How to Install Memcached on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS prior to this KB!

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How to Install Memcached on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Memcached is a distributed, high-performance, in-memory caching system that is primarily used to speed up sites that make heavy use of databases. It can however be used to store objects of any kind. Nearly every popular CMS has a plugin or module to take advantage of memcached, and many programming languages have a memcached library, including PHP, Perl, Ruby, and Python. Memcached runs in memory and is thus quite speedy, since it does not need to write data to disk.

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing Memcached on a single Ubuntu 14.04 LTS node.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Install Squid (Caching / Proxy) on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Squid is a caching and forwarding web proxy. It is most often used in conjunction with a traditional LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP), and can be used to filter traffic on HTTP, FTP, and HTTPS, and increase the speed (thus lower the response time) for a web server via caching.

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing Squid on a single Ubuntu 14.04 LTS node.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Configure a VNC Server to Use an SSH Tunnel on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

VNC is short for ‘Virtual Network Computing’. It’s a simple method for sharing a graphical desktop environment. For example, if you install VNC on your hosted server, you could connect to its graphical desktop environment remotely.

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