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    How To Point to DigitalOcean Nameservers From Common Domain Registrars

    DNS is the naming system that is used to bind a domain name to a web server. In this guide, we will change the nameservers for a domain that we have registered and point it to a DigitalOcean Droplet.
    By Josh Barnett, Kathleen Juell Getting Started DNS DigitalOcean
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    How To Create an SSL Certificate on Apache for CentOS 7

    SSL is a web protocol used to encrypt a site's information and create a more secure connection. The certificate system also assists users in verifying the identity of the sites that they are connecting with. In this g...
    By Josh Barnett Security Apache CentOS
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    How to Install and Configure Magento on Ubuntu 14.04

    Magento is the most popular content management system for e-commerce websites, and is used by small businesses and large enterprise companies alike. In this tutorial, we will go over how to install Magento with an Apa...
    By Josh Barnett Applications Ubuntu
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    How to Upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

    Ubuntu has two types of releases: standard, which are released every six months, and Long Term Support (or "LTS"), which are released every two years. In this guide, we will go over how to safely upgrade an Ubuntu 12....
    By Josh Barnett Linux Basics Ubuntu
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    An Introduction to Cloud Hosting

    Cloud hosting is a method of using online servers in an affordable, scalable, and reliable way. In this guide, we will go over the common components in a cloud hosting environment, including different types of virtual...
    By Josh Barnett Getting Started FAQ DigitalOcean Conceptual Cloud Computing
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    How To Set Up Nginx Server Blocks on CentOS 7

    Nginx uses to manage configurations for an individual site or domain. Server blocks allow one server to host multiple domains or interfaces by using a matching system. This is relevant to anyone looking to host more t...
    By Josh Barnett Nginx CentOS
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    How To Add Swap on CentOS 7

    One of the easiest ways to make your server more responsive, and guard against out-of-memory errors in your application, is to add some swap space. This gives you the ability to increase the amount of information that...
    By Josh Barnett Server Optimization CentOS
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    How To Install WordPress on CentOS 7

    WordPress is a free and open source website and blogging tool that uses PHP and MySQL, and is a great choice for getting a website up and running quickly and easily. In this guide, we will demonstrate how to get a Wor...
    By Josh Barnett WordPress CentOS
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    How To Install Git on CentOS 7

    Git is a powerful distributed version control system that allows you to keep track of your software at the source level. In this guide, we'll demonstrate a few different ways to install Git on a Cent OS 7 server and h...
    By Josh Barnett Git CentOS
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    How To Add and Delete Users on a CentOS 7 Server

    When you first start using a fresh Linux server, adding and removing users is one of the most basic tasks that you should know how to do. In this guide, we will cover how to create user accounts, assign sudo privilege...
    By Josh Barnett Linux Basics Getting Started CentOS
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    How To Install and Configure VNC on Ubuntu 14.04

    VNC is a connection system that allows you to manage your Ubuntu server with a graphical desktop environment. With VNC, you can use your keyboard and mouse to interact with a graphical display of your remote server, m...
    By Josh Barnett Miscellaneous Ubuntu