Ubuntu

How To Test Internet Connection Speed via Command Line

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In this tutorial, we will show you how to Test Internet Connection Speed via Command Line on Linux. For those of you who didn’t know, Speedtest.net is a pretty good place to check your internet speeds. But there is an even simpler way. Using the speedtest-cli command-line app, you can actually check your current broadband speeds via Terminal. For those of you who didn’t know, speedtest-cli i...

How To Setup a Nginx Virtual Host

In this tutorial, we will show you how to set up an Nginx Virtual Host. For those of you who didn’t know, Virtual hosts such as Nginx are used for running two or more domains or websites using just one server which you can learn more about in this hosting fundamentals course. Here’s a brief tutorial that shows you how to create a virtual host or server block on the Nginx web server. This ar...

How To Fix 504 Gateway Time-out on Nginx

In this tutorial, we will show you how to fix 504 gateway time-out on the Nginx web server on the Linux server. If you run an Nginx web server you may have already encountered the annoying 504 Gateway Time-out errors. This is a pretty common error and is generated most probably by the PHP max execution time limit, or by the FastCGI read timeout settings. This article assumes you have at least b...

How To Repair Corrupted Mysql Database Table

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In this tutorial, we will show you how to repair a corrupted MySQL database table on your Linux. Sometimes it happens that your database gets corrupted due to many reasons like it does not get restored properly or the server gets rebooted while updating the database etc you have tried to repair it using phpMyAdmin and it does show that it has been repaired but it is not. Here is how to fix a cor...

How To Enable Gzip Compression on Nginx

In this tutorial, we will show you how to enable Gzip Compression on Nginx.  For those of you who didn’t know, Nginx is one of the most popular web servers in the world and is responsible for hosting some of the largest and highest-traffic sites on the internet. It is more resource-friendly than Apache in most cases and can be used as a web server or a reverse proxy. So today I’m going to s...

Create Ubuntu DEB Package from source code (.tar.gz, .tgz)

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In this tutorial, we will show you how to create an Ubuntu DEB Package. Occasionally, we are dealing with software installation from source code by running configure, make, and make install. When we do it that way, we can not reverse the process (uninstall) it. To overcome that issue, we can build the source code into a DEB Package. DEB, Debian packages are standard Unix archives that include t...

How To Check Disk Space Usage With Ncdu Utility

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In this tutorial, we will show you how to check disk space usage with ncdu utility on your Linux server. For those of you who didn’t know, Ncdu (NCurses Disk Usage)  is a command-line tool to view and analyze disk space usage on Linux. It can drill down into directories and report space used by individual directories. This way it is very easy to track down space-consuming files/directories. ...

How To Hide Nginx Server Header

In this tutorial, we will show you how to hide Nginx Server Header on your Linux server. In default Nginx configuration, the server sends HTTP Header with the information of the Nginx version number of the Server. The HTTP response header “Server” displays the version number of the server. This information can be used to try to exploit any vulnerabilities in the Nginx, especially if you are ...

How To Install Nginx on Ubuntu

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Nginx on Ubuntu. For those of you who didn’t know, Nginx is one of the most popular web servers in the world and is responsible for hosting some of the largest and highest-traffic sites on the internet. It is more resource-friendly than Apache in most cases and can be used as a web server or a reverse proxy. So today I’m going to show you how...

How to install Java on Ubuntu

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In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Java on Ubuntu. For those of you who didn’t know, Java is a programming language and computing platform. It was first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. Many programs and scripts require Java to run it, but usually, Java is not installed by default on a VPS or Dedicated Server. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux...