The SQLAlchemy Toolkit and Object Relational Mapper is an extensive set of utilities for working with Python and databases. This toolkit provides a package full of popular persistence patterns, designed for economical and robust database accessibility. SQLAlchemy allows a developer to use simple SQL statements (unlike other Object Relational Mapping tools) which provide a helpful method to connect database tables with user-defined Python classes. The SQLAlchemy Object Relational Mapping tool is primarily centered on using the SQL Expression language.Continue reading “How To Install SQLAlchemy”
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”
What is Git-Secret?
Git-secret is a bash tool that is used to store your private files and information inside of a git repo on your server. The git-secret tool allows us to encrypt sensitive files that are stored inside a secure, encrypted repository. In this article, we will be examining the process of installing and working with git-secret on an 18.04 Ubuntu Server.Continue reading “How to Install and Use Git-Secret”
What is Lynis?
Lynis is a well known, seasoned security tool for Linux based systems (including macOS and/or other Unix-based operating systems. It performs an extensive health scan of your systems to support system hardening and compliance testing. The project is open-source software with the GPL license and available since 2007.Continue reading “Lynis: A Security Auditing Tool For Linux”
What is OpenVPN?
The OpenVPN software bundle is a set of open-source, virtual private network (VPN) applications used to create a direct, secure site-to-site connection that provides remote access between two locations.
The OpenVPN Server consists of three main parts:Continue reading “How to Setup OpenVPN”
With the constant technological development we are witnessing in the world of hosting, it is necessary to familiarize ourselves with the terminology and meaning of the systems we are using. An important distinction that we need to make is between virtual machines and containers, as they are both widely used in the hosting industry, and yet they are often confused.Continue reading “Virtualization vs. Containerization”
What is GPG?
GnuPG (or Gnu Privacy Guard) is an adaptation of an earlier encryption standard known as PGP (or Pretty Good Privacy). GPG uses the method of “public” and “private” keys for the encryption and signing of messages or data.
In this article, we’re going to be discussing the following topics:
- Why is GPG needed?
- How Does Public Key Encryption Work?
- How do I Setup GPG Keys?
- How do I Find Other Users’ Public Keys?
- How do I Make My Public Key Available To Others?
- How do I Encrypt and Decrypt Messages with GPG?
Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) is a compact assessment and evaluation tool that is used to collect a wide array of server metrics and examines current and prior operational data. It is designed to be easily customizable utilizing modern APIs and other resources used to extend its functionality. Redhat has taken many of the best features of DStat and coupled them with additional capabilities that extended its usefulness, and have created their own updated version called Performance Co-Pilot.Continue reading “DStat Is Now PCP – Performance Co-Pilot”
What is PhantomJS?
A Virtual Environment or a “venv” is a Python module that creates a unique environment for each task or project. It installs the packages we need that are unique to that setting while keeping your projects neatly organized. Additionally, venv never actually modifies the system’s default Python versions or modules that are installed on the system. Using venv essentially allows for a unique working environment while avoiding any disruptions to other variants of Python that are used, but not related to our project.Continue reading “How To Setup A Python Virtual Environment On Windows 10”