How Does One Enable Ubuntu Automatic Updates?

Setting up a Ubuntu server to update automatically sounds good… the question is, how does one accomplish it? In order to keep your data and server secure, it’s recommended that you routinely update your servers. Ubuntu is no different. Without installing security patches or software updates, you leave your servers open to hackers and intruders. […]

How Does One Manage Groups in Ubuntu?

Ubuntu doesn’t have a GUI group management tool by default. If you wish manage groups in Ubuntu, you’ll have to use the command line terminal. Previously, Ubuntu had a great package that came with Gnome to manage users and groups but with the introduction of Unity, all those packages were considered legacy applications and removed.

How do You Change Ubuntu Launcher to the Bottom?

Ubuntu default launcher location is at the left side… how do you change it to the bottom? One long awaited feature that was recently released on Ubuntu is the ability to move Unity launcher to the bottom of the screen. Unlike Windows task bar, Ubuntu Unity launcher has always been at the left of the […]

How to Enable Filesharing Between Ubuntu and Windows?

Filesharing allows for Ubuntu and Windows systems to view and access files. How do you enable it? In college some students get assignments or classwork to allow Ubuntu desktops access to Windows shares. This is known as filesharing. This task can be easily accomplished with two desktop computers. In most situations, two VMs are created, […]

How do You Install PHP on Ubuntu Servers?

PHP is a popular framework used in popular open source content management systems.. How do you install it in Ubuntu? If you’re going to be doing any kind of PHP development, you’ll almost always going to need PHP and a web server. WordPress, Joomla and other content management systems will require PHP and a web […]

How do You Install Self-Signed SSL/TLS Certificates for Nginx

Nginx is a popular webserver second to Apache2. How do you install self-signed certificates for it? SSL/TLS certificate is mechanism that allows private communication between two network devices. It’s a protocol that enable secure communication between webservers and web clients. When it comes to SSL/TLS implementations, there are basically two types of certificates. One signed […]

Lesson 51: Resetting Forgotten Ubuntu Server Password

Students lesson 51 assignment: How do you reset your forgotten password on Ubuntu servers? Lesson 51 tutorial shows students and new users how to reset forgotten Ubuntu passwords. We’re all humans and we do tend to forget once in a while. The one thing you don’t want to forget is your computer password. Ubuntu is […]

Lesson 49: Installing Joomla CMS on Ubuntu Servers

Student lesson 49 assignment: How do you install Joomla Content Management System (CMS) on Ubuntu servers? Lesson 49 tutorial shows students and new users steps to install Joomla on Ubuntu server easily. We’ve discussed WordPress, Drupal on this site. Another CMS that’s almost as popular as Drupal is Joomla. Joomla helps webmasters and users build […]

Lesson 47: Use Domain Aliases / Parked Domain in cPanel

Students lesson 47 assignment: How do you create park or domain aliases in cPanel? Student lesson 47 shows you how to park or create domain aliases in cPanel. Domain aliases (previously known as Parked domain) is a feature in cPanel that allows webmasters to easily point a domain to the content of another domain. For […]

Lesson 46: Installing SSL/TLS Certificates on Ubuntu

Students lesson 46 assignment: How do you install SSL/TLS certificates on Ubuntu servers? Few days ago we showed students how to generate Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for on Ubuntu systems. Anyone who want to protect their website or blog with SSL/TLS, generating CSR is the first step in that process. In that post, we wrote […]