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Guard Your Network with IPCop, Part 1: Installation Basics

The classic version of IPCop 1.4.20, which was released on July 24, 2008, was immediately upgraded to the 1.4.21 ISO installer. The much awaited version 2.0 has been out since September 23, 2011….

Time to Plone

Exploring Software: Plone with Schemas

Using Dexterity to extend and customise Plone. Last month, you tried Plone 4 and could create a schema interactively. However, at present, it does not seem to be possible to convert the interactive…

Supercharged WordPress

Supercharge Your Self-Hosted WordPress Blog with Nginx & FastCGI

If you are running WordPress on a VPS, you’ve got all the power in the world to run the site exactly the way you want. If you know how to use that power,…

Let's create an online forum

Set Up Your Own Forum Using phpBB

Clichéd as it may sound, we do live in the age of the social media. It is normal for humans to gather in groups and communities — offline, and online too. We love…

Social Apps with Facebook

Making Your Web Apps Social with Facebook

Thinking about making your Web application talk to Facebook? Or do you need tighter integration for your website? Alternately, do you just want to do more with it than any third-party plugin can…

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WordPress Multi-site Servers on Production Machines

Everybody knows how to set up a LAMP machine and get a WordPress site running, using the famous three-minute installation. But how many of you can actually get WordPress 3′s new multi-site capability…

Perfect!

The Nagios Setup Explained

In this article, we shall discuss Nagios, an open source software that is deployed in most data centres to monitor various system and network parameters. The practice of appointing prefects is a time-honoured…

Sed Explained

Sed Explained, Part 2: Data Structures and Operators

Continuing from the previous article on the subject, we now proceed to Sed data structures and operators. Sed has a few powerful data structures and operators, which enable you to perform complex text-manipulation…

Awk time

Advanced Awk for Sysadmins

In this article, we will discuss advanced Awk functionality, including string- and time-manipulation functions, associative arrays and user-defined functions. These can be very useful for a systems administrator to quickly summarise and analyse…

Turnkey to LAMP

Turnkey: Build LAMP Server in Under 10 Minutes

Many of us have wanted to work on our own homemade Linux Web server, but struggled due to the lack of appropriate versions, and the knowledge to set up PHP support or even …

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