Linux tutorials for systems administrators and users wanting to manage linux systems, covering various topics such as administration, security, performance tuning, upgrades, and maintenance.
ProFTPd is an Open source FTP daemon, widely used for its granular configuration ability. This is a guide to provide install methods for both CentOS 7 aswell as CentOS 6 and below. You can read more about ProFTPD on the project’s website. Install ProFTPD ProFTPD is in the EPEL repository, you will need to install […]
Supervisord is a simple system for process management and monitoring. It can start processes or restart them when they crash. The repositories for CentOS 6 for supervisor are quite old (version 2.x) which do not contain the latest features. You can read more on the project’s website. If you already have an existing installation installed through […]
SSH key authentication can be used for password-less login between 2 servers. This is also useful for adding a key to accounts like git or gitlab for version management. Source Server SSH Key Configuration Generate a RSA key for this system by typing the following ssh-keygen -t rsa The key generated will ask for a […]
FFmpeg is a video editing software that can be used to convert audio and video streams in linux. Compiling ffmpeg from source can be quite complex, so there are a couple alternatives, either installing from yum or a static build already created. If you are looking for a more recent release than you should follow […]
You can use nginx to either allow or deny certain countries from accessing your site using the GeoIP database which maps IP addresses to the origin country. Nginx GeoIP Requirements Nginx Installation – Nginx must already be installed on your server if it is not yet. Please see How to Install Nginx Nginx must also be […]
You can use Nginx to Set cache expiration times to leverage browser caching for the user requesting specific file types. This will cause the browser to retain the downloaded image until the length of the expires header. This will cause faster page time loads on each subsequent request performed by the end user. Prerequisites: You […]
Piwik is a open source web site analytics software. It is free and opensource and can be used to track Nginx requests as well as Apache. This guide covers the Nginx configuration and installation of Pikwik. You can read more about Piwik here. If you do not already have Nginx and PHP-PFM installed, please see […]