Category: Linux

Linux Server Managment

A responsive website is now more important than ever

In a few days Google will change the way it decides what will be shown in the results when people search for something using a smartphone. That simple sentence doesn’t sound earth-shattering but it will

ZigPress Hardware Kit

I work from many locations – my living room in Malta, the office in Malta where I consult for a tech startup, my place in Gozo, my family home in France, various locations in the

Tip for Calibre Companion and FBReader

This isn’t a WordPress related post, or even a Mac or web development post – but it’s something I’ve been wrestling with for hours and hopefully by the magic of Google it may help someone

How to restrict uploaded image size in WordPress

Want to know one of the worst things about administering a WordPress-based website? The media library. Specifically: allocating enough hosting space, backing it up, restoring it, and moving it between hosts if the site is

Fedora 21 Upgrade From 20 using FedUp

This is guide, howto upgrade Fedora 20 (Heisenbug) to Fedora 21 using FedUp. I have tested this method on several machines, but if you have problems, please let me know. Always remember backup, before upgrade!

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15 essential commands to check hardware information on Linux

1. lscpu The lscpu command reports information about the cpu and processing units. It does not have any further options or functionality. 2. lshw – List Hardware A general purpose utility, that reports detailed and

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Rsync with a non-standard ssh port

While doing some work on migrating accounts to a new server, I needed to use rsync over ssh. The ssh daemon on the remote server runs on a non-standard port, and all the port related

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Rsync (Remote Sync): 10 Practical Examples of Rsync Command in Linux

Rsync (Remote Sync) is a most commonly used command for copying and synchronizing files and directories remotely as well as locally in Linux/Unix systems. With the help of rsync command you can copy and synchronize

Has your Apple Mac external USB keyboard stopped working?

This is a very brief post, offered in the hope that it may help someone save the time that I wasted trying to get my Apple USB keyboard to work after it stopped responding. Basically,

Fedora 21 Install Guide

This is guide with screenshots, howto install Fedora 21 (F21) using Live DVD or Live USB. Fedora 21 Installation can be done also with using Fedora NetInstall (Net Install) with gPXE and BFO (boot.fedoraproject.org). Fedora

Deploying a WordPress site to a staging or live server

A WordPress developer’s workflow will at some point involve migrating a site that has been developed on a local computer to a live or staging server. The process for a particular project may look something

Stop Chrome messing with your forms

Google Chrome may be a popular and easy to use browser, but it plays fast and loose with website designers’ wishes regarding forms on their sites. It autocompletes form fields – useful sometimes, but it

Include WordPress environment in a plain PHP page

There comes a time for most serious WordPress developers when they are developing a WordPress site but need a separate PHP page which needs to access WordPress variables, functions and classes, but which for some

Password-protecting an entire WordPress site

It’s quite a common scenario – you’ve developed a great WordPress site, and you need to show it to your client, but you don’t want the rest of the world (or even worse, a search

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Linux : How do you display each sub-directory size in a list format via the command line

If you want to get a list of the directories and their sizes in a list format then siply use the below: du -h Provides this but it displays all of the sub-folders. du -h

CentOS 7.5 Netinstall Guide – Network Installation Screenshots

This step-by-step walkthrough with screenshots, howto install CentOS (The Community ENTerprise Operating System) 7.5 Linux with Network installation (NetInstall). CentOS 7.5 is released and it brings all Red Hat (RHEL) 7.5 goodness to all CentOS

Valletta 2018 – What are you doing as a webmaster?

As most people in Malta (and maybe even a few others) know, in 2018 Malta’s capital city Valletta will be European Capital of Culture in 2018. I’m sure that many webmasters in Malta are starting

Install Oracle Java 8u151 on Fedora 28/27, CentOS/RHEL 7.4/6.9

This is guide, howto Install Oracle (Sun) Java JDK and JRE 8 update 151/152 (8u151/8u152) on Fedora 28/27/26/25, CentOS 7.4/6.9, Red Hat (RHEL) 7.4/6.9. I use here 151 version, but 152 installation is exactly same.

Fedora 20 Install Guide

This is guide with screenshots, howto install Fedora 20 “Heisenbug” (F20) using Live CD or Live USB. Fedora 20 “Heisenbug” Installation can be done also with using Fedora NetInstall (Net Install) with gPXE and BFO

Upgrade Fedora 19 to Fedora 20 using FedUp

This is guide, howto upgrade Fedora 19 to Fedora 20 (Heisenbug) using YUM. I have tested this method on several machines, but if you have problems, please let me know. Always remember backup, before upgrade!