Category: Ubuntu

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Getting Started With Ubuntu

If you’re like me, you’re probably opening this guide, ready to learn to take your infrastructure to the next level. That kind of enthusiasm is important, Ubuntu is not for the feint hearted and is certainly more of a struggle to get to grips with than a Windows...

Learn to be a server admin

Server administration is a hard task. It’s not just about optimizing performance – it’s also about controlling costs, by efficiently utilizing resources to ensure you’re not using more than you need, while also maintaining high security standards to protect your valuable data. Ubuntu server is one of the...

Ubuntu: install, remove and manage packages

No matter what you’re trying to achieve with your Ubuntu server, you’re likely to need to install something at some point. The package management system is a derivative of that used in Debian Linux, whereby each package will contain all of the required files, data and instructions to...

Juju your Ubuntu

We have all been in the situation where we’ve spent hours trying to configure something, only to find out we’ve gone wrong somewhere & have had to start over – it’s frustrating, but like I say, we’ve all been there! In fact, I had this problem just a...

4 reasons to choose Ubuntu over Windows

Recently, I’ve been working to remove Windows from my life, in its place I’ve put Ubuntu. This has been applied to my web servers, laptop, desktop, tablet and now mobile phone. As you can probably imagine, I’ve had a lot of negative comments from those people that haven’t...

Out of memory: Kill process

I use all sorts of monitoring tools for Netshock – these include Pingdom, Jetpack, Server Pilot and more – they provide timely warnings when there is a problem with my website (perhaps it’s too slow, or worse, it’s gone down). Earlier today, while in town looking for a...