Tag: Ubuntu

How to defrag your Linux system

  There is a common misconception among GNU/Linux users that our systems never ever need to be defragmented. This stems from the success of the journalized filesystems used by most distributions including EXT2,3 and 4, JFS, ZFS, XFS, ReiserFS and BTRFS. All of these boast smart …

Sound Recording and Editing with Audacity on Ubuntu

  In all the years I have been dealing with both Linux and sound recordings, I have never found a simplest and more powerful tool than Audacity to get the job done. This open source sound recorder, editor, analyzer, generator and effect applicator is surely one of …

Install Memcached on Ubuntu 14.04

Install Memcached As a matter of best practice we’ll update our packages: apt-get update Then installing Memcached and related packages is now as simple as running just one command:: apt-get install memcached Step #2: Configuration of the Memcached Installation Use the following command to view information …

Install Oracle Java 8 on Ubuntu 14.04

Step #1: Add the WebUpd8 Team Personal Package Archive (PPA) Add the PPA: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:webupd8team/java Note: Personal Package Archives include unsupported packages and are untrusted by the primary Ubuntu branch. At the time of publication, the WebUpd8 Oracle Java PPA is just an installer (meaning …

Install nginx and google pagespeed on Ubuntu 15.04

Install the prerequisite packages sudo apt-get install dpkg-dev build-essential zlib1g-dev libpcre3 libpcre3-dev Installing nginx with ngx_pagespeed Step 1 – Adding nginx repository vim /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nginx.list add the line: deb http://nginx.org/packages/ubuntu/ trusty nginx deb-src http://nginx.org/packages/ubuntu/ trusty nginx Update your repository: sudo apt-get update note : if you get …

Install and configure BIND on your vps

1. bind9 nameserver installation Unless you prefer to install bind from a source code the installation is rather simple. On a Debian or Ubuntu Linux server you can install a bind nameserver with a following command:   apt-get install bind9 dnsutils CentOS or Fedora alternative: yum install …

Install μTorrent (uTorrent) on Ubuntu 14.04

µTorrent is a closed source BitTorrent client owned by BitTorrent Inc, It is the most widely used BitTorrent client next to Xunlei. The µTorrent is designed to use minimal computer resources while offering functionality comparable to larger BitTorrent clients such as Vuze or BitComet and also …

How to install VMware Tools for Linux

To install VMware Tools, you must mount the VMware Tools CD image, extract the contents (VMware Tools), and then run the installer. Note: If VMware Tools is already installed, these steps uninstall and then reinstall VMware Tools. When the product updates, the VMware Tools package is …

How to change timezone on Apache Webserver

My Apache Webserver had not timezone correct. It is very important to have same time zone settings between platforms when migrating existing calendar applications based on timestamp and using mktime() calls in php scripts. I can remenber problems when changing platforms from wampserver to ubuntu apache …

Install latest ffmpeg on ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04

We will install all the coders into opt folder : # Remove any existing packages: sudo apt-get -y remove ffmpeg x264 libav-tools libvpx-dev libx264-dev # Get the dependencies (Ubuntu Server or headless users): sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -y install build-essential checkinstall git libfaac-dev libgpac-dev \ …

Setup Apache Content Caching on Ubuntu 14.04

Caching is a method of improving server performance by allowing commonly requested content to be temporarily stored in a way that allows for faster access. This speeds up processing and delivery by cutting out some resource intensive operations. By creating effective caching rules, content that is …

Setup BIND DNS Server on CentOS 7

An important part of managing server configuration and infrastructure includes maintaining an easy way to look up network interfaces and IP addresses by name, by setting up a proper Domain Name System (DNS). Using fully qualified domain names (FQDNs), instead of IP addresses, to specify network …

Setup Mail Server with Mail-in-a-Box on Ubuntu 14.04

Mail-in-a-Box is an open source software bundle that makes it easy to turn your Ubuntu server into a full-stack email solution for multiple domains. For securing the server, Mail-in-a-Box makes use of Fail2ban and an SSL certificate (self-signed by default). It auto-configures a UFW firewall with …