Install and Configure Zabbix Client / Agent Software on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 | 18.10

Zabbix is a popular open source monitoring software tool that helps you gain insights and simplifies logs data from servers, networking devices and others so you can make sense of them…

In order for Zabbix server to gather data, the client software or agent needs to be installed on the client machines…. and this brief tutorial is going to show students and new user show to install Zabbix client on Ubuntu computer…

Windows and Mac machines will have their own client software to install… Visit Zabbix site to download and install the client software on Windows or Mac OS X systems…

To learn how to install Zabbix server software on Ubuntu, please see this post

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Use RainLoop to Access G Suite Emails on Ubuntu with Nginx Support

For those who don’t know about RainLoop, it’s a simple and modern web-based email client which is based on the LAMP or LEMP stack. It supports IMAP and SMTP protocols including SSL and STARTTLS.

With RainLoop, one can all access his/her emails from different email providers via a single modern web interface.

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install RainLoop on Ubuntu and configure it to access  G Suite emails. You may be able to configure it for other web mails as well.

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WordPress Beginners – Increase Maximum Upload File Size

Want to upload your favorite WordPress theme but getting errors that the file size exceeds the maximum upload size for this site? This error message is common especially for new WordPress website owners.

WordPress application uses PHP to function and PHP default settings is set to limit file being uploaded to the maximum size of 2MB on most systems. If WordPress is uploading anything larger than 2MB, that process will fail.

The issue is not a WordPress issue. It is a PHP setting that limit the upload size for files. So to get this working in WordPress, you must increase the file upload size in PHP.

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Setup Nginx Server Blocks for Multiple WordPress Blogs

Want to run multiple WordPress blogs or websites on a single Nginx web server? Just like our previous tutorial that shows you how to host multiple websites on Apache2, this brief tutorial will show you how to do the same using Nginx.

Nginx server block is a feature similar to Apache2 virtualhost. These features allow users and students host multiple independent websites or blogs on a single host computer with single IP with separate domain names.

Using server blocks or virtualhosts, one can save on cost of additional servers or resources.

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Setup Apache2 VirtualHost for Multiple WordPress Blogs

So, you want to host multiple WordPress blogs on a single server? With Apache2 VirtualHost feature, one can run multiple websites on a single server easily, and this brief tutorial is going to show you how to accomplish that.

Each virtualhost runs independently of the others. So if you’re going to be running a WordPress website on each VirtualHost, it will run as if it’s the only website on the server. This allows you to save cost on additional servers and resources.

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New WordPress Setup for Beginners

There are many tutorials online that show new users and students how to install WordPress. Many of these tutorials are good. However, new users and students want something very simple to read and understand.

This brief post is going to give students that. A very easy to read and understand tutorial on how to install WordPress.

There many ways to install WordPress. Host providers such as GoDaddy, Bluehost and others provide easy tools to install and manage websites, including WordPress. That’s not what I’m talking about here.

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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 read but you probably shouldn’t implement the steps below.

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users easy way to change Ubuntu systems MAC addresses. There are many reason one might want to change a system MAC address. A common one is to give a system a new identity on a given network.

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Student Tips – Quickly Reset Google Chrome Browser to Resolve Common Issues

How to you quickly reset Google Chrome web browser?

Google Chrome is the best web browser in my opinion. It’s by far better than Internet Explorer and possibly Firefox. I heard other folks claiming that Firefox is the best browser. I’m not going to argue that.

This blog post isn’t going to pick a winner or loser between Chrome and Firefox. They’re both good web browsers. However, Chrome is better in my opinion.

For those using Chrome as their default browser and follow the step below to learn how to quickly reset Google Chrome.

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Students Tutorial – Installing Adobe Flash Player on Ubuntu 16.10

The latest version Adobe Flash Player was recently released and if you’re using Ubuntu, you may want to upgrade. The latest offers better security and enhancements, like 3D hardware acceleration and DRM support for web videos. This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install flash player on Ubuntu desktops.

If you’re using Ubuntu with Google Chrome or Chromium web browser, there’s no need to install Adobe Flash. Chrome and Chromium come with Flash plugin (PPAPI) built-in. Just install Chrome and you’re all set.

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Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions Software on Guest Machines

VirtualBox Guest Additions software is designed to run inside of the guest machines after the guest operating system is installed. The software consist of drivers and applications that enhance the guest machine for better performance.

When you install VirtualBox guest OS, your first task should be installing the guest addition software. It allows smooth operations between the host machine and guest OS.

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to easily install the software on VirtualBox guest machines.

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