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Windows Server 2016 as an NFS server for Linux clients

In this post I will explain how you can configure an NFS Server on a Windows 2016 Server and connect/mount the NFS exports on Linux clients, in my case I wanted to run a Linux virtual machine whist ensuring that the actual data resides on physical disks on my host machine ensuring that the data […]

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Deploying and hosting ASP.NET Core applications on Ubuntu Linux

If you’ve read my other blog posts or seen some of my projects on my GitHub profile, you’ll see that I’m a real Linux fan and although I develop in both PHP and C#, C# based web applications are commonly hosted on the Microsoft Windows platform (although you could use Mono) so for this reason, it has previously […]

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Installing Microsoft SQL Server on Ubuntu Server 16.04

I’m really liking what Microsoft have been doing recently with pushing more of their products down the open-source channels and supporting Linux and Mac operating systems. Earlier this year Microsoft released SQL Server vNEXT which can be installed and ran on Linux. In this post I will cover the process of installing and configuring Microsoft SQL Server […]

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Monitoring Linux Servers with Monitorix

Monitorix is a mature and open-source system monitoring tool for UNIX and Linux; it is written in Perl and is resource-friendly enabling it to be used quite happily on Raspberry Pi’s and embedded devices too. Although there are other monitoring and graphing tools for Linux that I’ve used before such as Nagios and Cacti, I […]

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Setup a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (MATE) terminal server with LTSP

In this post I’m going to explain how to set-up a terminal server that you can use at home or in the office; the terminal server (running LTSP) will enable you to run a central terminal server or “mainframe” type network where you can have a large number of “diskless clients” (also know as “dumb […]

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Coding Linux

Enabling anti-aliased fonts in Netbeans

Having recently switched back to Linux on my main development machine I’ve been using my trusty IDE – Netbeans, I noticed however that on Microsoft Windows and Apple OSX Netbeans text is anti-aliased by default but is not the case on my current Linux distrubution (Ubuntu 14.04). So this is a quick post to demonstrate […]

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How to create a PHP linux daemon (service)

There are many ways to automate scripts and applications running on Linux, you can obviously create a cron task, that can execute from between a minute to once a year if you wanted there are however other ways in which you can have unattended background tasks execute. Today I will explain how you can create a […]

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Setting up Teamspeak 3 on Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

I have a few personal VPS servers which I run and have purchased through DigitalOcean, one of my VPS servers act as a mail server at present, it runs Ubuntu Server 12.04 with Postfix, Dovecot, ViMbAdmin and some SPAM busting tools, I’ve decided that as I frequently work on projects with others online and normally generates […]

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Creating *NIX user accounts without need for a password prompt!

It is likely that in future I will be implementing SSH access and generally changing the way that users are handled by ZPanel (on the *NIX platform). Currently all user accounts across ZPanel are ‘virtual’ accounts and not system accounts and for various reason’s I may want to change this in future. I have written […]

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ZPanel 6.x.x and my new OS and cloud services project

Well the last month has been very eventful with regards to the projects that I have been running/involved in…. I have released ZPanel 6.0.0 Alpha1 on Sunday for testing and so far so good so hopefully a full upgrade release will be released as stable very soon as soon as everyone from the ZPanel team […]