Install LAMP on Ubuntu

Linux, Apache, MariaDB (or MySQL) and PHP These steps work with both Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS I’ve included steps for both MariaDB and MySQL. sudo apt update -y sudo apt upgrade -y sudo apt install apache2 -y # MariaDB sudo apt install mariadb-server -y # MySQL sudo apt install mysql-server -y sudo… read more »

How to connect to a Cisco Device using USB Console

This article was written using instructions for Ubuntu, but was actually tested on a Raspberry Pi. Cool, eh? Install minicom $ sudo apt-get install minicom Find the device $ dmesg | grep ttyUSB [ 5.494345] usb 1-1.2: Moschip 2 port adapter converter now attached to ttyUSB0 Note the device: In this case it is… read more »

Install PHP 5.3 on Ubuntu 17.10

I know, I know, I know, I know! I need to update my code! If I haven’t said it already, I know! But… I don’t have time to updated hundreds upon hundreds of lines of code, so I’m taking the easy way out. I found the steps to do it here: The system I’m… read more »

Setting static routes in Linux

As you’ve probably figured out by now, I’m a networking noob and I’m always trying new things to gain a better understanding of how networking works. Personally, I find it fascinating, but the deeper I dig, the the deeper the whole seems to go. One issue is that most of my test devices (mostly Raspberry… read more »

Install VMware Workstation Player on Ubuntu 16

I recently upgraded my trusty 2 core, 4GB desktop to a Hex core with 16 GB of ram and now I’m ready to start managing a few virtual machines. I’ve tried using VirtualBox in the past, but never got the hang of it. I’ve been using VMware Player for a couple of years and love… read more »

How to recover files from a MAC that will not boot with Linux

I recently had a situation where one of our office Mac laptops failed to boot. I’ll likely need to reinstall the OS, but wanted to make sure I had all the important files before attempting this procedure. Items Needed: Flash drive for your files. Linux LiveCD (I’m using an old CentOS 6.3 cd) Network Connection… read more »

Common MySQL / MariaDB Commands

Log into mysql client: General Linux # mysql -u username -p Enter password: **** mysql> _ Plesk – Linux: mysql -uadmin -p`cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow ` Plesk – Windows: (Untested) C:\Program Files\Parallels\Plesk\admin\bin>dbclient.exe –direct-sql –sql=”select * from databaseservers where type=’mysql’ and host=’localhost'” WHM / cPanel mysql -uroot If this does not work, you might try using the root… read more »

Install ownCloud Server on Ubuntu 16.04

Software Installation Install Apache web server and dependancies sudo apt-get -y install apache2 libapache2-mod-php7.0 Install PHP and required supporting modules sudo apt-get -y install php php-mysql php-curl php-dom php-gd php-ldap php-mcrypt php-zip Install MariaDB database server sudo apt-get install mariadb-server mariadb-client Install ownCloud server Download the current ownCloud software cd /var/www/html sudo wget Extract… read more »

Install ownCloud on Ubuntu 14.04 Using Docker

This article was written based on the exact step-by-step process used to create an ownCloud Server using Ubuntu 14.04 with Docker from a new 512MB Cloud Instance from Codero Hosting. Each step is documented starting from the initial log into the server. Requirements: SSH root access to the server. Use of Nano text editor. Update… read more »

WordPress Tips and Tricks

I am, by no means, an expert WordPress user. I do, however, have a few very useful administration tips that you’re likely to run across every now and then. Changing the Domain Name This is actually pretty simple and only takes 3 MySql commands. Warning! In each of the following commands, make sure you are… read more »