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Configure cPanel

Configure cPanel

To configure cPanel, you can access your recently installed cPanel at https://yourIPaddress or https://yourdomainname. Note that your browser may display an SSL warning; simply ignore it for now. Login with the username root and your root password. Continue by reading and accepting the license agreement. Enter your preferred contact email address, and optionally an SMS […]

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Install cPanel on Centos

Install cPanel on Centos

You can install cPanel on CentOS for better system administration. cPanel is a web-based control panel that can make tasks like website creation, database management and database deployment so much easier to manage. cPanel is convenient in that it allows users to administer servers through a GUI interface instead of the traditional command line. To […]

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Set up Firewalld on Centos 7

Set up Firewalld on Centos 7

Setting up FirewallD on CentOS 7 is a relatively easy and straightforward process. FirewallD is a firewall management tool that CentOS 7 servers offer by default. It provides a dynamic managed firewall with support for network/firewall zones. How to set up FirewallD on CentOS 7 Here we show you how to set up FirewallD on […]

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Difference between Windows and Linux cloud server

Difference between Windows and Linux cloud server

A Windows or a Linux cloud server – this is the first question when choosing a cloud hosting plan for your website online. Which operating system to choose can be difficult without knowing the differences between them, and the specific benefits that each can offer. The differences between Windows and Linux operating systems are based […]

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Linux – Advanced SSH

Linux – Advanced SSH

SSH is not just a way to connect to your Linux VPS SSH or Secure Shell is a network protocol that enables secure connections. It is heavily used to connect to servers, make changes, upload things, and exit. Sometimes these actions happen via tools and sometimes directly via the terminal. If you are tired of repeatedly […]

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Linux Basics – awk

Linux Basics – awk

It’s not a noise, it’s a command! The awk command is one of those strange commands, much like the extinct bird with the same name. You either love it or you hate it. Either way, it is an impressive command and what many do not realize is that it is also a complete, mini programming language designed […]

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Linux Basics – sed

Linux Basics – sed

sed? Surely you mean ‘said’? As Linux commands go, this one has a very confusing name. That is, until someone tells you, that, like many Linux commands, it is yet another abbreviation. This time, sed is short for stream editor. Stream editor? Let’s explain briefly. Many editors for text files operate in a sort of point-click-and-save fashion. They […]

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Linux Basics – grep with variations

Linux Basics – grep with variations

Grep and Friends In this Linux Basics article, we will have a look at the grep command and its variants, egrep (Extended grep), fgrep (Fixed grep), pgrep (Process grep) and rgrep (Recursive grep). We asked our Host Africa Linux guru a few questions and this is what he came up with. Q: What does it do? A: It finds all lines of text […]

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Linux Basics – head, tail, cat and more (or less)

Linux Basics – head, tail, cat and more (or less)

The following are all BASH commands that are in daily use for most admin tasks. Need to extract a list of email addresses from a log file or a list of domains from a zone file list? These tools can do all of this and more. Let us dig in and have a look at what […]

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Linux – where did it come from?

Linux – where did it come from?

Linux History According to popular Linux history sources, Linux was created and developed by a talented student, Linus Torvalds, in 1991 when he was a student at Helsinki University, Finland. In early 1991 he purchased an IBM-compatible personal computer that came with the MS-DOS operating system. Linus wasn’t satisfied with MS-DOS and wanted to use […]

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