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HOWTO Virtual Mail Hosting on CentOS 6.x – Postfix MySQL Dovecot PostfixAdmin Amavisd-new Spamassassin Clamav - Introduction First things first. If you are a novice at linux I recommend that you should get help with setting this up. This is an advanced email server configuration. This configuration will allow you to serve multiple domains on one … Continue reading
HOWTO CentOS 6.x Virtual Web Hosting With Apache MYSQL and ProFTPD - Introduction There are many ways to do virtual websites under linux. The technique I am going to use is multiple domains on one ip address. I also didn’t want to use system users for the virtual hosts. So I decided … Continue reading
HOWTO CentOS 6.x Base Server Setup - Introduction All of our servers will start with this install. This base server is based on CentOS 6.x. There have been some changes since my 5.x howtos. Downloading the ISO Visit the CentOS website and download the minimum install ISO. … Continue reading
Howto Ubuntu 18.04 Setting up a DNS Server - Introduction DNS is a big player on the internet.  It gives us a way to assign names to all those IP addresses out there.  This howto is going to cover installing DNS and 3 configuration examples.  Keep in mind that … Continue reading
TIP: Disable Unattended Upgrades on Ubuntu 18.04 Server - Introduction When running a server automatic updates can be a dangerous affair.  When I setup my servers I disable this feature in Ubuntu. The Fix Edit /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/20auto-upgrades > sudo nano -w /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/20auto-upgrades Change the file to the follosing APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "1"; … Continue reading
Hydroponics Nutrient Solution EC and PH Charts - Introduction Here is a chart that gives guidance on nutrient strength and PH for several different plants.  For EC I like to mix on the lower side of the range.  For PH I like to be in the middle of … Continue reading
HOWTO Ubuntu 18.04 Setup An APT Caching server - Introduction When you are running a few Ubuntu servers you may want to think about setting up an APT caching server.  Installs and upgrades will go quicker.  You might save some bandwidth on your internet connection Setting Up The Base … Continue reading
HOWTO Ubuntu 18.04 Virtual Web Hosting With Apache, PHP, vsFTPD and Let’s Encrypt - Introduction The focus of this howto is for those users who need to host their own domains and maybe a few customer domains. This is not aimed at being used for mass web hosting. There are many ways to do … Continue reading
HOWTO Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Base Server Setup - Introduction All of our servers will start with this install. This base server is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Server.  I don’t explain much in the howto so if you have a question leave a comment or use Google. Downloading … Continue reading
TIP: Working with Disk Images Under Linux - Introduction At times I need to work with disk images under linux.  Now I’m not talking about an image file that is a single partition. I’m talking about a disk image that represents a hard drive with an MBR and … Continue reading