Installing MySQL Latest Versions on Ubuntu 17.04

In some cases newer features are only available in the most up to date version of MySQL. If you need there features installed with MySQL, you may have to install the latest version. This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to easily add MySQL database repository in order to install the most up-to-date […]

Apache2 301 Redirect Without htaccess File on Ubuntu 17.04

Few days ago we showed students and new users how to easily do 301 redirects using Apache2 and Nginx web servers on Ubuntu 17.04 systems. In that post, the method we used to perform Apache2 redirect was to use the .htaccess file in the root directory or DocumentRoot of the site. This is the most […]

Install Ubuntu 17.04 on VMware Workstation

This brief tutorial shows new users and students the first things to do after installing Ubuntu 17.04 on VMware Workstation Pro. Over the past few months, we’ve written tutorials on Ubuntu and VMware Workstation Pro. Our posts encouraged IT students to by all means acquire a copy of VMware Workstation. It’s a great tool to […]

How to Change MySQL and MariaDB Root Password

This brief tutorial shows users and students an easy way to change the root user password for MySQL and MariaDB database servers. This guide will only work if you already know the current root user password and you only want to change it to something different. If you don’t already know the root user password, […]

How to Install Nginx Latest Version on Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.04

Ubuntu comes with Nginx webserver packages in its default repositories. If one wants to install Nginx webserver, all he/she has to do is run the sudo apt-get install nginx command and a stable version of Nginx will be installed. However, installing Nginx packages from Ubuntu default repositories won’t install the latest version of Nginx webserver. Although […]

WordPress Beginners – Installing MariaDB Latest on Ubuntu 17.04

Want to install MariaDB on Ubuntu 17.04 | 17.10? This brief tutorial is going to show you the steps to get it done. MariaDB is a drop-in replacement for MySQL. This means, if you rip out MySQL and install MariaDB, applications and services that depended on MySQL will still function. These application won’t know the […]

Install WordPress on Ubuntu 16.10/17.04 with Apache2, PHP and MariaDB

By default when folks talk about the LAMP stack, they’re usually referring to Linux, Apache2, MySQL and PHP. This is the default stack to runs popular PHP based applications on Linux systems. Today’s post shows you how to install LAMP with MariaDB instead of MySQL database server. WordPress requires LAMP to function. The LAMP stack […]

How to Change Ubuntu Systems MAC Addresses

MAC addresses are the unique numbers assigned to every network card installed on computers and other network devices. It should be unique across vendors and systems. If you’re reading this post, then you probably know a thing or two about systems MAC addresses. If you don’t know what a MAC address is, then you can […]

Lesson 54 – Share Ubuntu 16.10 Files to Windows 10 via Samba

Samba is an opensource implementation of the SMB/CIFS services used to seamlessly share files between client computers. Windows systems and many other modern operating systems use it to share files and printers among themselves and others. This brief tutorial shows you how to quickly do it. No messing around. Just get users of other systems […]

Students Tutorial – Samba Filesharing Between Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.10

Here’s a simple tutorial that shows students and new users how to share file between Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.10 via Samba. Samba is an open source software that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Since Windows uses CIFS services, Samba can be a great tool to enable file and print sharing […]