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  • Tutorial

    How To Create a Sudo User on Ubuntu [Quickstart]

    The sudo command provides a mechanism for granting administrator privileges, ordinarily only available to the root user, to normal users. This guide will show you the easiest way to create a new user with sudo access ...
    By Mitchell Anicas Linux Basics Quickstart Ubuntu
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    How To Install Anaconda on Ubuntu 18.04 [Quickstart]

    This tutorial will guide you through installing Anaconda on an Ubuntu 18.04 server. Designed for data science and machine learning workflows, Anaconda is an open-source package manager, environment manager, and distri...
    By Lisa Tagliaferri Development Python Quickstart Ubuntu 18.04
  • Tutorial

    How To Create a Sudo User on CentOS [Quickstart]

    The sudo command provides a mechanism for granting administrator privileges, ordinarily only available to the root user, to normal users. This guide will show you the easiest way to create a new user with sudo access ...
    By Mitchell Anicas Linux Basics Quickstart CentOS
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    How To Install the Apache Web Server on Ubuntu 18.04 [Quickstart]

    The Apache HTTP server is the most widely-used web server in the world. It provides many powerful features, including dynamically loadable modules, robust media support, and extensive integration with other popular s...
    By Kathleen Juell Apache Quickstart Ubuntu Ubuntu 18.04
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    How To Set Up Apache Virtual Hosts on Ubuntu 18.04 [Quickstart]

    This tutorial will guide you through setting up multiple domains and websites using Apache virtual hosts on an Ubuntu 18.04 server. During this process, you’ll learn how to serve different content to different visitor...
    By Lisa Tagliaferri Ubuntu 18.04 Apache Quickstart
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    How To Install Git on Ubuntu 18.04 [Quickstart]

    This tutorial will walk you through installing and configuring Git on an Ubuntu 18.04 server. Version control systems help you share and collaborate on software development projects. Git is one of the most popular ver...
    By Lisa Tagliaferri Git Open Source Quickstart Ubuntu 18.04
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    How To Install Nginx on Ubuntu 18.04 [Quickstart]

    Nginx is one of the most popular web servers in the world and is responsible for hosting some of the largest and highest-traffic sites on the internet. In this guide, we'll explain how to install Nginx on your Ubuntu ...
    By Kathleen Juell Nginx Quickstart Ubuntu Ubuntu 18.04
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    How To Install Python 3 and Set Up a Programming Environment on Ubuntu 18.04 [Quickstart]

    Python is a flexible and versatile programming language, with strengths in scripting, automation, data analysis, machine learning, and back-end development. This quickstart tutorial will walk you through installing P...
    By Lisa Tagliaferri Python Development Quickstart Ubuntu 18.04
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    How To Install R on Ubuntu 18.04 [Quickstart]

    R is an open-source programming language that specializes in statistical computing and graphics. In this tutorial, we will install R on an Ubuntu 18.04 server.
    By Lisa Tagliaferri R Quickstart Ubuntu 18.04
  • Tutorial

    How To Set Up the code-server Cloud IDE Platform on Ubuntu 18.04 [Quickstart]

    code-server is Microsoft Visual Studio Code running on a remote server and accessible directly from your browser. In this tutorial, you will set up the code-server cloud IDE platform on your Ubuntu 18.04 machine and e...
    By Savic Cloud Computing Ubuntu 18.04 Let's Encrypt Nginx Quickstart VS Code
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    How To Build a Node.js Application with Docker [Quickstart]

    Interested in Node.js but not sure where to start with Docker? This tutorial will walk you through the first step: building an image for a Node.js application and creating a container from it. We will also walk you th...
    By Kathleen Juell Node.js Docker Applications Quickstart
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    How To Set Up Password Authentication with Apache on Ubuntu 18.04 [Quickstart]

    This tutorial will walk you through password-protecting assets on an Apache web server running on Ubuntu 18.04. Completing these steps will provide your server with additional security so that unauthorized users canno...
    By Lisa Tagliaferri Quickstart Ubuntu 18.04 Ubuntu Apache Security
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    How To Set Up Timezone and NTP Synchronization on Ubuntu 14.04 [Quickstart]

    Setting your server's clock and timezone properly is essential in ensuring the healthy operation of distributed systems and maintaining accurate log timestamps. This tutorial will show you how to configure NTP time sy...
    By Mitchell Anicas Linux Basics Quickstart Ubuntu
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    How To Set Up the Eclipse Theia Cloud IDE Platform on Ubuntu 18.04 [Quickstart]

    Eclipse Theia is an extensible cloud IDE running on a remote server and accessible from a web browser. In this tutorial, you'll deploy Eclipse Theia to your Ubuntu 18.04 server using Docker Compose, a container orches...
    By Savic Cloud Computing Quickstart
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    How To Install LAMP on Ubuntu 14.04 [Quickstart]

    The LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) is a group of open source software that is typically installed together to enable a server to host dynamic PHP websites and web apps. This guide includes the steps to set up ...
    By Mitchell Anicas LAMP Stack Quickstart Ubuntu
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    How to Install and Secure the Mosquitto MQTT Messaging Broker on Ubuntu 18.04 [Quickstart]

    In this condensed quickstart tutorial we'll install and configure the Mosquitto MQTT messaging server, and use Let's Encrypt SSL certificates to secure our MQTT traffic.
    By Brian Boucheron Messaging Miscellaneous Quickstart Ubuntu Ubuntu 18.04
  • Question

    Unable to SSH as new user

    Hi there! After creating a new user account and adding to sudo list, when I try to SSH as that user, I get a "permission denied (publickey)" notice. I am not sure what is going on.
    Accepted Answer: I think I have managed to resolve this using the steps here (https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/cannot-login-with-ssh-username-ipaddress-receive-permission-denied-publickey-despite-root-user-working?answ...
    2 By arunsathiya Quickstart Linux Basics
  • Question

    WordPress One-Click Application Quickstart - whats going on here

    I have been using your one click WP app for years now, starting with 14LTS to now 18LTS. I use this for all of my WP setups because it is a decent setup that allows me to shave start up time. Now you have added the Q...
    Accepted Answer: Hello. First, I apologize if the recent changes caused issues with your automation. The change that was made to the vhost file had two parts: Rather than just using a default the file uses the $domain variable as a...
    3 By kjphilips Quickstart WordPress Ubuntu 18.04
  • Question

    How to setup Virtualhosts properly for Wordpress Multisite from One Click Wordpress setup with Letsencrypt

    Wordpress multisite runs great on Digital Ocean's One Click Wordpress install setup. However problems happen when trying to add Letsencrypt to the installation for each domain the multisite uses. The typical multisite...
    Accepted Answer: Answer given at the letsencrypt support forums https://community.letsencrypt.org/t/setting-up-letsencrypt-for-a-single-wordpress-multisite-installation-with-many-domains/46511 (https://community.letsencrypt.org/t/sett...
    1 By tryhardnotenough WordPress One-Click Install Apps Apache Let's Encrypt LAMP Stack DigitalOcean DigitalOcean Articles Linux Basics Quickstart Ubuntu 16.04
  • Question

    I signed up and paid for a droplet, but I then thought about the monthly payments. So how do they work?

    Like I said in the title, I paid for a droplet after signing up but then thought about the payments. It's almost the next month, so do I have to pay again the 1st of the next month leaving me with only a few days to u...
    Accepted Answer: Its counted by hours. So for example if you create a $5/month ($0.007/hour) droplet for 3 hours then delete it you will only be charged for 3 hours of use which is $0.021. Also if you want to keep a droplet but are no...
    1 By shinf Getting Started Billing DigitalOcean Quickstart