How to Install ArangoDB on Ubuntu 20.04

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What is ArangoDB?

ArangoDB is a high availability and scalable multi-model NoSQL database that natively works with graphs and documents and includes a full-text search. It is a free, open-source software developed and maintained by ArangoDB GmbH. The system supports three different data models with one database core and includes a unified query language called AQL (ArangoDB Query Language). This query language is declarative and allows the combination of different data access patterns in a single query. The software can be implemented on multiple systems, including Windows, macOS, Linux, Kubernetes, Docker, and on our Managed Cloud. It has a strong community support base on GitHub, StackOverflow, Google Groups, and Slack. 

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A Beginner’s Guide to Chef on CentOS 8

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What is Chef?

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Chef is an open-source configuration management DevOps tool used for configuration and management of multiple systems in infrastructure. Using Chef, we can use so-called recipes and cookbooks to automate and speed up managing multiple systems in our environment. By using Chef, we can adjust every system in our environment to our desired state, which we defined using the code in recipes. In the process, code is continuously tested and deployed using Chef.

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What is Infrastructure as Code? (IaC)

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Introduction: What is IaC?

Today we will become acquainted with a concept known as Infrastructure as Code. The idea of Infrastructure as Code is becoming more and more popular today. IaC is a method used to manage and provision a data center via defined machine-readable files instead of physical hardware configuration or other interactive configuration tools. This article will share what it is used for, why it is important, and why businesses strive to utilize this platform to achieve a desired set of results. It is essential to understand that we will consider both the theoretical and practical parts of IaC.

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How to Install and Configure Chef on Ubuntu 18.04

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Introduction

In this article, we will be reviewing the Chef software, how it works, and why it is useful. We will also explore how it is helpful in DevOps. And then, we will install Chef on Ubuntu 18.04. 

What is Chef? 

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Chef is a configuration management system written in Ruby and Erlang using the object-oriented language for configurations description. It is used to ease the task of configuring and maintaining multiple servers. It can be integrated into cloud platforms, such as the new Liquid Web Managed Cloud and VMWare platforms to manage the server’s configuration processes. 

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What is Configuration Management?

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Configuration management is the process by which a company or organization defines and tracks the state of its infrastructural resources. Encapsulated in those resources are both physical hardware and software. It is a means to ensure that when changes are made to a system, those changes are tracked, geared toward the ultimate predefined criteria of what state should be.

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What is a Virtual Machine? A Tutorial

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What is a Virtual Machine?

A virtual machine is a simulated computer system which runs on a physical computer. In other words, a virtual machine is a computer inside a computer. Virtual machines allocate memory, a virtual CPU, disk storage space, and a network interface. This means that we can have a Windows computer that runs multiple virtual machines composed of Ubuntu Linux, macOS, Windows 10, Solaris, and CentOS, and they will all be completely separate from our parent Windows operating system.

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Vagrant: An Overview

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Setting up Development Environment with Vagrant

In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how to install Vagrant on multiple operating systems.

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VPS Hosting vs. Reseller Hosting

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Introduction 

With today’s modern technology, a website is one of the most critical components of developing a business and growing it within a targeted global space. The age of small business has passed, and the time when every business can make itself known worldwide has arrived. In this new world, an innovative industry has been growing for specific clients’ web hosting needs in this area. In this article, we will talk about two of the most common ways of meeting those hosting needs, including utilizing VPS hosting versus utilizing reseller hosting.

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