Installing NetBeans IDE on Ubuntu 17.04

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to easily install NetBeans IDE on Ubuntu 17.04. This post can also be applied to previous and future releases of Ubuntu. For those who don’t know about NetBeans, it’s an open source code editor based on Java that enables anyone to develop applications […]

Installing Open Java JDK/JRE on Ubuntu 17.04

Want to install Java JDK/JRE on Ubuntu 17.04? This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to easily do it. In the past, one could easily install Oracle Java by simply enabling Ubuntu Partner’s repository and using apt-get command. Not anymore. Now there’s an open source alternative to Oracle JAVA that […]

Installing WordPress 4.8 on Ubuntu 17.04 Server

WordPress 4.8 (Evans) has just been released. Those already running WordPress websites can upgrade simply by logging on to the admin dashboard and going to the Updates link to easily upgrade. This brief tutorial is going to show you how to install a brand new WordPress 4.8 on Ubuntu 17.04 systems. This post is written […]

Sharing Windows 10 Shares with Ubuntu 17.04 via Samba

Few days ago we showed students and new users ways to share Windows 10 resources with Ubuntu 17.04 systems. That post can be viewed from this link. In that post, we said for filesharing to work between Windows and Ubuntu Linux machines, you must add both machines to the same workgroup, the same network (or […]

Installing WordPress with Lighttpd, MySQL PHP Support on Ubuntu 17.04

Recently we showed students and new users how to install Lighttpd with MySQL and PHP support on Ubuntu 17.04. We also said Lighttpd is an event-based webserver alternative to Nginx, and because of its small memory footprint, it’s a great for high traffic websites on low end servers. This brief tutorial is going to show […]

Install Lighttpd with PHP7 and MySQL Support on Ubuntu 17.04

Lighttpd is a secure, fast and event-based web server alternative to Nginx. It can be used to serve up pages for high-traffic websites. It also has very small memory footprint which makes it a great webserver for busy websites on low-end systems. This brief tutorial is going to show you how to install Lighttpd with […]

Setup Nginx with HTTP/2 Support on Ubuntu 17.04

HTTP/2 is the new version to HTTP/1 which has been the default protocol since it was standardized way back in the year 1999. It has functioned as the defacto protocol since until HTTP/2 (version 2) was standardized. Major webservers like Apache2, Nginx and others are including HTTP/2 (version 2) support into their builds and making […]

Setting up SSL/TLS for Apache2 on Ubuntu 17.04

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security) are protocols used to secure communications between networks devices or services. It’s commonly used to encrypt web traffic between a client web browser and a web server. Other network devices and services use SSL/TLS as well,  however, the protocols are mostly use to secure web traffic […]

How to Secure Nginx Websites using SSL/TLS on Ubuntu 17.04

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security) are protocols to secure communications across two or multiple networked devices / services and websites. It’s the most commonly used protocols to enable secure communications between a web browser and web server. This brief tutorial is going to show you how to enable SSL/TLS on Nginx-powered […]

Setup LetsEncrypt on Ubuntu 17.04 for Nginx Webserver

LetsEncrypt is an opensource certificate authority that provides free SSL certificates for millions of websites online. It has backing from many of the big IT companies, including Google. With its automated scripts, webmasters can turn on SSL on their websites and blogs for free. This brief tutorial is going to show you how to use […]