System Monitoring using conventional methods

You must be wondering why are we discussing conventional methods for system monitoring. Isn’t it the thing of the past? Well, we must never forget the roots ! They make us stronger. Why do we need to understand monitoring? System monitoring is an important aspect of system administration. Enterprise applications demand a high level of … Read more

Log File Search Mastery with ‘view’ and ‘grep’

Applications and systems are always trying to communicate with us via log files. They write traces, errors, or acknowledgments in log files. In order to know our systems better, we need to learn how to read logs. If you are in a system administration or application support role, log parsing is a key skill! Log … Read more

Docker Alternative with Podman

In this tutorial, we install an Ubuntu Linux Server with the latest version 21.04. Instead of Docker, we’re using Podman to containerize our applications, and Cockpit to manage our entire Linux server with a nice graphical web interface. So you can still manage containers on your Linux server easily and securely! And of course, we’re … Read more

Nginx Proxy Manager – SSL Wildcard Certs

What is an SSL Wildcard Cert and how does it work on the Nginx Proxy Manager? A Wildcard Cert is a Certificate that is not just valid for a specific Domain or Subdomain but all. It includes a “Wildcard” identified by a * in the domain name, which is just a placeholder for any string. … Read more

SELF HOSTED Password Manager

With a self-hosted password manager, you get all the data under your control! In this tutorial, we will set up the free open-source password manager server Bitwarden. Bitwarden offers a free available On-Premise solution of their password manager backend server. Where to deploy? Bitwarden can be deployed on a Linux server or easily on DigitalOcean … Read more

Install a webserver on Linux in 15 minutes

Let’s install a webserver on Linux that you can use to host your website. We will set up an Nginx-powered containerized web stack with MySQL database and trusted HTTPS certificates via lets-encrypt. And the container image we will use will run out-of-the-box. But you also can fully customize it to host multiple websites, operate as … Read more

Simple automation for all your Linux servers with Ansible

Automation has become a very important skill in IT business because nowadays deployment and development processes get more and more complex. In the modern IT industry, almost everything is automated. And Ansible has become one of the most used automation tools for apps and IT infrastructure. It has become very popular in enterprise environments especially … Read more