VirtualBox – Folder Sharing from Host Machine to Guest Machine

I have been using VirtualBox a lot recently to test out different Linux Distros as well as general experimenting. The biggest problem (not problem but more annoyance) is sharing a folder from the host machine to the guest machine. The steps are rather simple but I thought I will post a guide here to serve as a reminder for myself and hopefully help others as a simple Google search indicates that other people has had the same problem.

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VPS : Install Observium on Debian

One of the side-effects of having several VPSs is the need to collect statistics on them. We want to know how much free space there is, free memory, location, and up and down time. Enter Observium.

Observium is a tool that helps you monitor your servers remotely. Network performance, CPU, I/O, and other pieces of information can be monitored with Observium. My favorite part of Observium is that there is a map showing the location of each vps/server you are monitoring. That and Observium is free and open source.

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VPS – How to install OpenVPN on Debian, CentOS, Ubuntu

The use of Virtual Private Networks, or VPN, is fairly common now-a-days. VPN offer an extra layer of security for the user. Data transmitted and received by your internet connection is encrypted and secured.

Some of the common use of a VPN client is for hiding your IP address when downloading files (whether illegal or legal) and watching out-of-country videos on sites such as Netflix or Hulu. Other users are looking for an extra layer of security when they are browsing the internet. Whatever the use may be, a VPN server is a perfect use of a small VPS.

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Virtual Private Server Tutorial – NAT only VPS

Virtual Private Servers (referred to as VPS going forward) are a great way to learn Linux and server management skills. The knowledge and skills of managing a VPS will not come overnight and requires a lot of practice and self learning. More often than not, failure will occur and a reboot of the VPS will be required.

In this series of tutorials, I will be sharing some guides on how to get a VPS up and running with various applications.

A great way (and an adventurous way) to start learning how to manage a VPS is with a NAT only machine. Why? First of all they are very affordable. One can be bought for as low as $3 year, which makes a NAT only VPS a cost effective way to learn the intricacies of server management. Another reason is because some aspects of the configuration is a bit more complicated than most.
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JavaScript Tutorial : If..else Conditional Loop

JavaScript is a web programming language that will add dynamic content to your webpages. When used in conjunction with HTML and CSS, JavaScript adds dynamic interactively to websites. Not only limited to websites, JavaScript can also be used to develop and create 2D/3D games!

In the JavaScript tutorials, we will explore some of the most common methods used. Not to be confused with Java, JavaScript can be a challenge to learn but once you have a grasp on the language things will fall into place and you will be able to spice up your webpage.

For this post, we will take a look at probably one of the most common statment you will be using in your JavaScript code : conditionals. Conditionals provide the programmer a way to control the flow of logic in the program. With conditionals, a programmer can decide what happens, when and how.

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JavaScript – The Basics: alert(), prompt(), document.write()

JavaScript is a web programming language that will add dynamic content to your webpages. When used in conjunction with HTML and CSS, JavaScript adds dynamic interactively to websites. Not only limited to websites, JavaScript can also be used to develop and create 2D/3D games!

In the JavaScript tutorials, we will explore some of the most common methods used. Not to be confused with Java, JavaScript can be a challenge to learn but once you have a grasp on the language things will fall into place and you will be able to spice up your webpage.

The best way to learn JavaScript is through your web browser. FireFox and Chrome both have the JavaScript console built-in and you will be able to try out the commands as you learn them.

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Linux – Expansion, Quoting, Completion

If you want to purchase a VPS package or learn some server administration, then you will need to know how to properly utilize the Linux Command Line (or the Linux Shell). The Linux Command Line (will be referred to as the Shell going forward) is a powerful tool that can get tasks done efficiently and easily. There are an abundance of Linux shell commands that can be used to make your life easier. In my Linux Shell Commands tutorials, I hope to provide you with some helpful information.

This tutorial will look less at the commands that are available to you, but more of the ‘tricks’ or shortcuts available in the Linux Command line. The majority of the shortcuts we will go over will become of use and will save you some time!

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Linux Shell Commands – mv and cp

If you want to purchase a VPS package or learn some server administration, then you will need to know how to properly utilize the Linux Command Line (or the Linux Shell). The Linux Command Line (will be referred to as the Shell going forward) is a powerful tool that can get tasks done efficiently and easily. There are an abundance of Linux shell commands that can be used to make your life easier. In my Linux Shell Commands tutorials, I hope to provide you with some helpful information.

We’re going to continue with some of the basic commands available in the Linux Shell with moving and copying files.

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Linux Shell Commands – Text Editing : vi, nano, file, less

If you want to purchase a VPS package or learn some server administration, then you will need to know how to properly utilize the Linux Command Line (or the Linux Shell). The Linux Command Line (will be referred to as the Shell going forward) is a powerful tool that can get tasks done efficiently and easily. There are an abundance of Linux shell commands that can be used to make your life easier. In my Linux Shell Commands tutorials, I hope to provide you with some helpful information.

This week, we will take a look at a few ways to manipulate text files from the Shell. We will also look at a command that will help you determine the type of a file.

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Linux Shell Commands – Switches for Linux Commands

If you want to purchase a VPS package or learn some server administration, then you will need to know how to properly utilize the Linux Command Line (or the Linux Shell). The Linux Command Line (will be referred to as the Shell going forward) is a powerful tool that can get tasks done efficiently and easily. There are an abundance of Linux shell commands that can be used to make your life easier. In my Linux Shell Commands tutorials, I hope to provide you with some helpful information.

We are going to build upon what we learned last week. Switches are like options for commands and almost every command in the Linux Shell has switches. As you will soon see, switches increases the power of the commands used in the Linux Shell

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