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 […]

Lesson 42: How to Easily Upgrade Ubuntu Server

Student lesson 42 assignment: How do you upgrade Ubuntu servers? Canonical, Ubuntu parent company regularly releases upgrades for Ubuntu. I think it’s every 9 months. Was every 6 months before, but now it’s nine. Long term support (LTS) releases are done every 5 years, I think. You can find more information on these releases from […]

Lesson 38: Generate Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for Apache2

Students lesson 38 assignment: How do you create a certificate signing request for Apache2 on Linux systems? Certificate signing request is the first step you take in acquiring trusted SSL/TLS certificates for your domain. If you need to protect the information being transferred between your web server and client’s browsers, you must install SSL/TLS certificates. […]

Lesson 30: Setup NFS Mounts on Ubuntu Servers

Students lesson 30 Assignment: How to setup NFS mount points for NFS client access on Ubuntu systems? NFS or Network File System, is a distributed file system that can be enabled in a client/server environment. NFS is very easy to configure for those wishing to allow NFS client machines to access NFS mount points on […]

Lesson 29: Installing Nginx Webserver Latest on Ubuntu

Students lesson 29 assignment: How do you install Nginx webserver latest versions on Ubuntu systems? By default Nginx stable packages are added to Ubuntu system repositories. However, Ubuntu repositories do not contain the latest versions of Nginx webserver. If you wish to install Nginx latest version, you’ll have to manually install its repository on your […]

Lesson 28: Install MariaDB Latest Version on Ubuntu

Students lesson 28 assignment: How do you install the latest version of MariaDB on Ubuntu servers? As we said earlier, MariaDB is a drop in replacement for MySQL. It’s practically MySQL with a different name. MariaDB comes in Ubuntu default repository. However, the version in the repository is a stable tested version and not the […]

Lesson 19: Manage VirtualBox Remotely on Ubuntu with phpVirtualBox

Students lesson 19 assignment: How do you manage VirtualBox on a remote Ubuntu server? Again, we’ve discussed this many times. If you’re planning to be an IT professional or working on your exams, one very important tool to have handy is a virtualization software. Virtualization software like VirtualBox and VMware Workstation Pro  or VMware Players […]

Lesson 18: Installing VMware Workstation Player on Ubuntu

Students lesson 18 assignment: Installing VMware Workstation player on Ubuntu Few days ago we wrote about virtualization software and how important it is to IT professionals. We also wrote that two big players in this field are VMware Workstation Pro and VirtualBox. VirtualBox cost nothing (free) while VMware Workstation Pro cost upward of $100. For […]

Lesson 16: Installing VMware Guest Tools on Ubuntu

Student lesson 16 assignment: How do you install VMware guest tools on Ubuntu guest machines? Not very long ago we wrote that those who are studying to become IT professionals or taking exam classes should have virtualization software as one of the many tools in their arsenal. We then said that two power players in […]