Installing and Securing Webmin on your Centos Web Server

This tutorial is a continuation to Setting up Centos 7 as a web server on Time4VPS and migrating websites from a shared hosting provider published earlier on this blog. Administering Linux servers can be very boring, and spending your days typing in commands in black terminal screens will eventually get to you. Having tools that automate lengthy command line tasks and supplying you with some colorful graphs can sometimes be refreshing and also impress your boss, even though at the back of

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Backing up your vps or shared hosting server on your Home Laptop or PC with Windows 10 (Part 1)

The importance of backups, can never be stressed enough, however backing up websites, and their databases from a hosting server, can be challenging in some cases. Sure you can do periodic sql dumps using  phpmyadmin, and transfer the website files using winscp or any other scp client. However, experience has shown, that manual backups are a boring task, and sooner or later, you will start to slack, and “forget” to do a backup every now and again, and before you

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Shared Hosting or VPS ?

  Shared hosting today is cheap, every month there is an excuse to offer discount coupons, and incentives to get you to open an account and have your own domain and website up and running within minutes. The GUI, usually driven by CPanel, is very easy to use, even for the uninitiated (less geeky) amongst us. You can setup DNS pointers using a very user friendly GUI, and most of the time you never have to touch these (or even

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Setting up Centos 7 as a web server on Time4VPS and migrating websites from a shared hosting provider

As you might have already read in my previous blog post, I took the plunge, and setup a VPS server on Time4VPS running Centos 7. This blog post is about how I went about setting up and configuring the Server to become a web server, and how I migrated websites from a shared hosting provider (Bluehost in this case) to the new server without any downtime whatsoever. At this point, I am assuming Centos 7 is up and running on

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