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  • Tutorial

    Initial Server Setup with Ubuntu 16.04

    When you start a new server, there are a few steps that you should take every time to add some basic security and give you a solid foundation. In this guide, we'll walk you through the basic steps necessary to hit th...
    By Mitchell Anicas Getting Started Initial Server Setup Security Ubuntu Ubuntu 16.04
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    Initial Server Setup with Ubuntu 18.04

    When you first create a new Ubuntu 18.04 server, there are a few configuration steps that you should take early on as part of the basic setup. This will increase the security and usability of your server and will give...
    By Justin Ellingwood Getting Started Initial Server Setup Security Ubuntu Ubuntu 18.04
  • Initial Server Setup with Ubuntu 14.04

    When you start a new server, there are a few steps that you should take every time to add some basic security and set a solid foundation. In this guide, we'll walk you through the basic steps necessary to hit the grou...
    By Justin Ellingwood Getting Started Linux Basics Initial Server Setup Security Ubuntu
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    Initial Server Setup with Ubuntu 20.04

    When you first create a new Ubuntu 20.04 server, you should perform some important configuration steps as part of the basic setup. These steps will increase the security and usability of your server, and will give you...
    By Brian Boucheron Ubuntu Ubuntu 20.04 Getting Started Security Initial Server Setup
  • Initial Server Setup with CentOS 7

    This tutorial explains the first steps you need to take after creating your CentOS 7 server, including how to login with root, change the root password, create a new user, give the new user root privileges, change the...
    By Mitchell Anicas Getting Started Initial Server Setup Linux Basics CentOS
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    Initial Server Setup with Debian 9

    When you first create a new Debian 9 server, there are a few configuration steps that you should take early on as part of the basic setup. This will increase the security and usability of your server and will give you...
    By Justin Ellingwood Getting Started Initial Server Setup Security Debian 9 Debian
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    Initial Server Setup with Debian 10

    When you first create a new Debian 10 server, there are a few configuration steps that you should take early on as part of the basic setup. This will increase the security and usability of your server and will give yo...
    By Justin Ellingwood, Brian Boucheron Getting Started Initial Server Setup Debian 10
  • Tutorial

    Automating Initial Server Setup with Ubuntu 18.04

    When you first create a new Ubuntu 18.04 server, there are a few configuration steps that you should take early on as part of the basic setup. This will increase the security and usability of your server and will give...
    By Justin Ellingwood Getting Started Initial Server Setup Security Automated Setups Ubuntu 18.04 Ubuntu
  • Tutorial

    Initial Server Setup with Debian 8

    When you first create a new Debian 8 server, there are a few configuration steps that you should take early on as part of the basic setup. This will increase the security and usability of your server and will give yo...
    By Mitchell Anicas Getting Started Initial Server Setup Linux Basics Security Linux Commands Debian
  • Tutorial

    How to Use Ansible to Automate Initial Server Setup on Ubuntu 18.04

    Ansible offers a simple architecture that doesn't require special software to be installed on nodes. It also provides a robust set of features and built-in modules which facilitate writing automation scripts. This gui...
    By Erika Heidi Initial Server Setup Ansible Ubuntu 18.04 Automated Setups
  • Tutorial

    Initial Server Setup with CentOS 8

    When you first create a new CentOS 8 server, there are a few configuration steps that you should take early on as part of the basic setup. This will increase the security and usability of your server and will give you...
    By Brian Boucheron CentOS Linux Basics Getting Started Initial Server Setup CentOS 8
  • Tutorial

    How To Use Cloud-Config For Your Initial Server Setup

    A cloud-config file is a special script that is used to define configuration details for your server as it is being brought online for the first time. These are often used for completing common tasks that a user woul...
    By Justin Ellingwood Deployment API DigitalOcean Initial Server Setup
  • Tutorial series

    New Ubuntu 14.04 Server Checklist

    When creating a new Ubuntu 14.04 server, there are some basic steps that you should take to ensure that your server is secure and configured properly. This tutorial series covers connecting to your server and general ...
    By Melissa Anderson and Justin Ellingwood Getting Started Linux Basics DigitalOcean Product Documentation Initial Server Setup Security Ubuntu System Tools
  • Tutorial

    How To Host a Website with Caddy on Ubuntu 16.04

    Caddy (https://caddyserver.com/) is a web server that was created with ease of use in mind. It's become a common choice for developers who want to quickly run a website without working out difficult configuration file...
    By Tom Stoneham Miscellaneous Initial Server Setup Security Apache Nginx Let's Encrypt Ubuntu Ubuntu 16.04
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    Initial Server Setup with CentOS 6

    This tutorial covers how to login with root, how to change the root password, how to create a new user, how to give the new user root privileges, how to change the port, and how to disable root login in. This tutorial...
    By Etel Sverdlov Linux Basics Initial Server Setup CentOS
  • Tutorial

    Recommended Steps For New FreeBSD 12.0 Servers

    When setting up a new FreeBSD server, there are a number of optional steps you can take to get your server into a more production-friendly state. In this guide, we will go over some of the most common examples. We wil...
    By Justin Ellingwood, Kathryn Hancox Initial Server Setup Firewall FreeBSD
  • Tutorial series

    New CentOS 7 Server Checklist

    When creating a new CentOS 7 server, there are some basic tasks that you should take to ensure that your server is secure and configured properly. This tutorial series will go over connecting to your server and genera...
    By Melissa Anderson, Mitchell Anicas and Justin Ellingwood Getting Started Linux Basics DigitalOcean Product Documentation Initial Server Setup CentOS
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    Introduction to Nginx and LEMP on Ubuntu 14.04

    This tutorial series helps sysadmins set up a new web server using the LEMP stack, focusing on Nginx setup with virtual blocks. This will let you serve multiple websites from one Droplet. You'll start by setting up yo...
    By Justin Ellingwood Getting Started Linux Basics Initial Server Setup Security Ubuntu Nginx MySQL PHP Conceptual
  • Tutorial

    Initial Server Setup with Debian 7

    This tutorial covers how to login with root, how to change the root password, how to create a new user, and how to give the new user root privileges. It's written for Debian 7.
    By Adam LaGreca Getting Started Initial Server Setup Debian
  • Question

    Let's Encrypt Not Working in Sub Directory(NGINX and Ubuntu 16.04.6)

    Hi, I have a droplet using OS Ubuntu 16.04.6 with nginx server. I have hosted multiple domain in this server. For each domain I have created separate server block.I have installed Certbot to get Let's Encrypt CA for m...
    Accepted Answer: Hi there @shamiromy, It does not look like a server configuration problem, it sounds like that you might have mixed content on the page which could be causing the not secure message in your browser. Mixed content bas...
    1 By shamiromy Nginx Ubuntu 16.04 Initial Server Setup Let's Encrypt