Setting Up LetsEncrypt on Ubuntu 17.04 for Apache2

LetsEncrypt is an opensource certificate authority that provides millions of websites free and trusted SSL certificates. Using its automated scripts, webmasters can encrypt traffic to and from their websites and blogs without spending a dime. This brief tutorial is going to show you how to enable or setup LetsEncrypt certificates on Ubuntu servers for Apache2 […]

Installing Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) Minimal Server

This post shows you how to install Ubuntu Server from from its Minimal ISO Image. The mini ISO image only contains the bare minimal of bootable software to get you started with installing Ubuntu, and will download only the bare minimal of Ubuntu Server utilities from online archives at installation time. Most folks prefer to […]

Installing PHP 7.0 or 7.1 on Ubuntu 17.04

PHP and related packages are the most commonly used software to develop PHP based websites and blogs online today. It mostly used with Linux, Apache2/Nginx and MySQL or MariaDB to create dynamic websites and blogs. PHP 7 has become the default version of Ubuntu since 16.04 was released. It replaced PHP 5.x and provides better […]

Installing MariaDB Stable and Development Versions on Ubuntu

Want to test MariaDB development versions on Ubuntu 17.04? This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users steps to install MariaDB stable and development versions on Ubuntu systems. Installing MariaDB stable version on Ubuntu is pretty easy. All one has to do is run the apt-get install mariad-server commands to install it. […]

Installing Nginx Mainline and Stable Versions on Ubuntu 17.04

Want to install Nginx webserver on Ubuntu? It’s pretty easy. In fact, Nginx webserver packages are in Ubuntu’s default repositories. All one has to do is run the apt-get install nginx command to install Nginx on Ubuntu. Few things that some folks are not aware of is that the version of Nginx that comes with […]

Using PuTTY SSH Client on Ubuntu 17.04

PuTTY, a lightweight SSH client developed for Windows systems is also available to use on Linux machines, including Ubuntu. Developed by Simon Tatham, it has become probably the most popular SSH client in used today. The things most people like about PuTTY are, it’s lightweight, readily available to download, efficient, compatible with most operating systems, […]

Installing VMware Workstation Pro on Ubuntu 17.04

Recently we’ve been posting tutorials on virtualization software including VirtualBox. We’ve shown students and new users steps to get VirtualBox on Ubuntu as well as on Windows computers. Those tutorials were received very well by our audience, so we decided to write a post on installing VMware Workstation 12 Pro on Ubuntu systems. Like VirtualBox, […]

Installing VirtualBox on Ubuntu 17.04

This post shows students and new users an easy way to install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus). It’s going to be short and easy to comprehend. For those who don’t know what VirtualBox is, it’s a free virtualization software the allows anyone to run multiple guest operating systems on a single host computer. For […]

Secure SSH Server with Two Factor Authentication on Ubuntu 17.04

If you’ve managed a remote Linux server then you know that one of the most used method to connect to that system is via SSH. SSH provides a secure way to login to a server remotely and manage it. It’s probably the default method for majority of webmasters. The default authentication method used by SSH […]

How to Install the Latest MySQL 5.7 on Ubuntu 17.04

MySQL database server is the most popular database server used online today. It is used with the LAMP stack to power majority of the websites and blogs running online. This brief tutorial is going to show you how to install the latest community version of MySQL on Ubuntu 17.04. Since Oracle purchased the previous parent […]