VIKHOST Tech Blog
Useful Technical Articles, Notes and Instructions.
How to make password entry in the terminal visible
How to make password entry in the terminal visible — Each time when you use sudo, the terminal asks you to enter the user password. This is a great security measure! But the terminal does not offer any visual feedback when entering the password. This is often confusing. Adding such a relationship is quite simple, as a result of which we will see “an asterisk” when entering. Open the terminal (often by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T) and enter: # sudo vi / etc / sudoers Find the line: # Defaults env_reset and replace it with: # Defaults env_reset,pwfeedback ...
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What is IPMI
What is IPMI -    IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) is an interface for remotely monitoring and managing the physical state of a server. IPMI is analogous to the well-known IP-KVM, iLo, iDRAC, IMM. IPMI features:   - remote power on/off and restart of the server;   - monitoring of temperature, voltage and cooling system;   - remote connection to the media server (for example, for installing OS and software);   - account management and user rights (there is support for LDAP and Active Directory);   - access port management and SSL certificate access security;   - setting up notifications about server operation. You can ...
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What you need to know about cPanel
What you need to know about cPanel -    For convenient and easy management of your hosting were created control panels. If you have no experience in hosting service and you are new in this field - it doesn't matter: this type of software is intended for a wide range of users and gives everyone the opportunity to understand how it works. An intuitive interface connects a wide range of available functions, thanks to which it becomes possible to perform all sorts of tasks of varying complexity.    cPanel one of the most popular control panels. The platform provides ...
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What is VPS? And types of virtualization: OpenVZ and KVM
What is VPS? And types of virtualization: OpenVZ and KVM -   VPS it is a virtual private server and it is a single machine is partitioned into separate servers that each act like a dedicated mac. You have full root access and there is possibility to setup different OS on you VPS, install various software, make changes to server settings, build tables, etc. Below you can check some advantage of VPS hosting:   - VPS is much more cheaper than dedicated server and you don’t share your space with other customer like on shared hosting.   - VPS is flexible ...
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Who needs a dedicated server?
Who needs a dedicated server? And why you need to choose it from VIKHOST -   Dedicated server it is a separate physical machine which is used for client’s needs. When dedicated server is ordered, client has own dedicated machine with resources like space, bandwidth & more without any restriction. Below you can find benefits when renting dedicated server:   - For dedicated server can be chosen configuration and OS what you need. And you don’t need to share this server with someone. Also you can install your own software and applications.   - You have your own CPU, RAM, disk ...
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Why is reliable and fast SSD VPS important for an online business.
Why is reliable and fast SSD VPS important for an online business. -   You need to understand how to choose the best VPS hosting for your needs. VPS is suitable for small or medium scale businesses. When you want to buy VPS, there are some requirement which should pay attention like as great uptime, fast SSD, technical support 24x7, network connection and etc. Below you can check some advantage of VPS hosting:   - VPS is much more cheaper than dedicated server and you don’t share your space with other customer like on shared hosting.   - VPS is flexible. If ...
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Buy Dedicated Server or VPS with PayPal
Buy Dedicated Server or Virtual Private Server with PayPal -   Dear customers, please be notified, that we started to accept PayPal payment methods. Now you can order VPS or dedicated server and pay it with PayPal. We want to remind that PayPal one of the most popular payment methods and one of the easiest ways to pay your order. PayPal cares about your privacy, thus it lets you shop online without sharing your financial information, and all the transactions are secured.   To order SSD VPS or fast dedicated server with PayPal you need to have account in mentioned electronic ...
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How connect to SSH
How connect to SSH — After activation of your VPS and receiving access credentials to your Linux VPS, you can log in to the server using SSH protocol. At first you need to download SSH-client PuTTy. ➤ https://www.putty.org/ 1. Run the program 2. Fill in the required fields: • Host name (or IP address): IP address of your VPS • Saved Sessions: vikhost.com • Port: 22 • Connection type: SSH • Click "Save". It will save your settings. The next time at start, you will need to select “vikhost.com” from the list of saved sessions and click “Load”, item ...
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Unix/Linux Command Reference
Unix/Linux Command Reference — System Info date – show the current date and time
cal – show this month's calendar
uptime – show current uptime
w – display who is online
whoami – who you are logged in as
finger user – display information about user
uname -a – show kernel information
cat /proc/cpuinfo – cpu information
cat /proc/meminfo – memory information
man command – show the manual for command
df – show disk usage
du – show directory space usage
free – show memory and swap usage
whereis app – show possible locations of app
which app – show ...
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How To: Remount /etc/fstab Without Rebooting in Linux
How To: Remount /etc/fstab Without Rebooting in Linux — The file /etc/fstab contains necessary information for automatic mountingof partitions. Usually, after this file editing, you reboot the Linux system for the changes to take effect. There is an easy way to remount all partitions from /etc/fstab without rebooting the system. You need to run the following command from root: # mount -a This simple command remounts all file systems which specified in /etc/fstab, with the exception of partitions with the noauto option ...
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