A Linux Server will often be setup, by default, to log activity on the server. This can be a good thing if you need to monitor any unauthorized activity or diagnose errors. However if the files are not cleaned up often enough they will become large files and fill up your server’s hard drive. (more…)
Before following the steps in this article, you will need to insure Java SDK (JDK) and Tomcat are installed on your computer. If you need help installing Tomcat on your mac computer visit this article: How to Setup Apache Tomcat on your Mac
This will require that you have the brew package manager installed on your mac. To learn how to install brew click here: http://brew.sh/ Installing brew may require you have xcode installed on your mac.
FTP is important to have setup on your web server, especially since most servers are remote and will require you to connect from a distance to modify files. By default FTP is very insecure and can easily be compromised by a hacker if not secured. We will not only cover how to setup FTP on your server with VSFTPD but also how to setup FTPS to insure your connection is secure. (more…)
Setting up your own web server can be very exciting and sometimes challenging. This article contains command line steps to setup a LAMP stack. You will need to make sure your server has a firewall for security and open up port 80 for web access. If you are setting up the server over the internet you may need to open up port 21 for FTP access and port 22 for connecting to the server using SSH. SSH is a way to connect to a server remotely through the Terminal program on Mac/Linux or with Putty program using Windows. (more…)
Some of you may be interested in participating in a BOINC project. BOINC is software that allows you to help scientific research by donating your idle computer resources. Here is a list of projects that are currently available to participate in: https://boinc.berkeley.edu/projects.php (more…)