How to Speed Up WordPress and Boost Performance on an Ubuntu 20.04 VPS

WordPress is one of the most popular open-source content management systems around the globe. It’s one of the easiest blogging platforms to get started with, as evidenced by over 35.2% of all websites being powered by WordPress. If you are already a web master or a blog owner, then speeding up and boosting the performance of your website should be one of your top priorities. In this tutorial, we will show you some useful tips to speed up any WordPress website, as well as explain why it’s important to do so.

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How to Select or Choose the Best Hosting Services

Web Hosting is a service that allows individuals and organizations to publish web pages or sites to the Internet. A web hosting or web host supplier is a company that offers the services and technology needed to view a web page or website on the Internet. Sites are hosted or kept on superior, high-performance computers called servers. Your hosting service decides how your business will be perceived by your clients, and incorrect choices can cause the site to be unresponsive, slow, or worst of all – cause a lot of downtime. Because there are so many hosting providers to choose from, deciding on a hosting service is easier said than done.

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How to Easily Remove Packages Installed From Source in Linux

How to Easily Remove Packages Installed From Source in Linux
How to Easily Remove Packages Installed From Source in Linux

In one of our previous articles, we’d shown you how to install and uninstall software in Linux outside the regular package managers. In that, we also saw that well-constructed software comes with built-in uninstallers. This way, you can remove the packages as easily as you install them.

Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. There are plenty of packages out in the wild which don’t allow for clean removal. Sometimes you have no choice but to use a package like this because you need the functionality. However, there is a solution to the problem. In this article, we’ll show you how to use the software called “stow” to easily remove packages installed from in Linux.

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How to Enforce Password Quality in Linux

How to Enforce Password Quality in Linux

One of the easiest ways to improve the security of your server is to ensure that everyone’s password meets a certain minimum length. There are, of course, other considerations like the mix of small and capital letters, numbers, and special characters. But a minimum password length gives you the most “bang for the buck”. Each additional character in a password increases its strength exponentially. In this article, we’ll show you how to enforce a minimum password length for all your users in Linux.

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How to List All Running Services in Linux

Listing all services in Linux

Linux-based operating systems, like all other operating systems, have processes and services that run while the machine is on. These range from various operating system services, to the command line, to different services/daemons designed to maintain the system and keep it running smoothly. Most services are vital to a process’ normal operation, ranging from helper services, to special services designed to handle input, improve performance, offload resources, etc. Processes are also the backbone of a computer’s core functionality, making it important to have the resources for them all.

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Basic MySQL Database Administration on Linux VPS – Part 2

Basic MySQL Database Administration on Linux VPS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to insert into and manipulate data in your tables. To find out how to create and manage databases and tables you can check out our previous tutorial: Basic MySQL database administration on a Linux VPS. If your Linux VPS is up and running and has MySQL installed, then you are good to go.

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WordPress 500 Internal Server Error

WordPress 500 Internal Server Error

WordPress 500 Internal Server Error, is very common WordPress error. We’ll show you, How to fix, WordPress 500 Internal Server Error. WordPress is a content management system (CMS) used by millions of people because it is free, customizable and easy to use. Although there is documentation for pretty much everything, many people find it difficult to manage their own sites. This may lead to their sites being down which is something nobody likes. One of the most common problems that occurs with WordPress is 500 Internal Server Error. In this guide we will show you few tips on how to fix 500 Internal Server Error and get your WordPress site up and running on your Linux VPS. Fixing WordPress 500 Internal Server Error, is really an easy task, just follow the steps below carefully.

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List All Installed Packages with apt on Debian 9

List All Installed Packages with apt on Debian 9
List All Installed Packages with apt on Debian 9

debian list installed packagesIn this tutorial, we are going to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to list all installed packages with apt on Debian 9. The apt command is a simple, yet powerful command-line tool, used for performing operations such as an installation of new software packages, upgrade of existing software packages, updating of the package list index, listing the installed and available packages and even upgrading the entire Debian based system.

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Linux Grep Command Examples

Linux Grep Command Examples.
Linux Grep Command Examples.

grep command in linux with examplesIn this article, we are going to provide you with useful examples of the Linux grep command, including the two variant programs: egrep and fgrep. grep (global regular expression print) is used to search for text strings and regular expressions line by line which matches a specified pattern within one or more files.

Listed below are some simple and useful examples of how to use the grep command on Linux and search for a string in one/multiple files.

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How to Redirect HTTP Traffic to HTTPS in Nginx and Apache

http to https

We will show you how to redirect HTTP traffic to HTTPS in Nginx and Apache. You should always use HTTPS instead of HTTP to protect your website, even if it doesn’t handle sensitive communications. The main reasons to use HTTPS are:

  • Security – this is the main and most important reason to use HTTPS,  all communications between the visitor’s browser and the website are encrypted.
  • SEO Google uses HTTPS as a ranking signal, which means that if your website is using HTTPS it may get a certain boost in Google rankings.
  • Browser warnings –  if you are not using HTTPS, Google Chrome and other browsers will flag your site as “Not Secure”.
  • Trustworthiness – people usually trust a website much more if they have an SSL certificate.

To use HTTPS, you’ll need an SSL Certificate. You can get a VPS from us and we’ll install the certificate for you and properly configure Nginx/Apache to redirect all traffic to HTTPS, free of charge.

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