Apache Performance: Disable .htaccess

In 2013, while seeking a detailed guide on performance enhancements for a StackLinux client, I began a quest to find an article that explained the impact of WordPress Caching plugins—specifically, how those utilizing .htaccess might be less efficient than their counterparts. This search turned out to be unexpectedly time-consuming, but it eventually led me to this […]

Choosing the Perfect Network Firewall Device for under $300

Embarking on the quest to find the ideal home office, home lab or small business firewall device is akin to navigating a jungle, but let’s narrow it down by setting the budget to under $300 USD. Picture this: your network is already configured and has been working without issue for a while now. You are […]

Choosing Linux Terminal Emulators – Discussion and List

The terminal emulator stands as an unsung hero, bridging the gap between user and machine with a blend of simplicity and power. As we delve into the world of terminal emulators, we uncover a landscape rich in diversity and innovation. From the classic simplicity of XTerm to the modern, Rust-powered elegance of Warp, terminal emulators […]

3 essential website monitoring metrics to improve how your website functions

Most businesses utilize a web platform to promote their products or services in the digital age. A website with good response time and availability can boost the credibility of your business. However, websites are susceptible to lag and downtime, both of which result in frustrated end users. Following a poor user experience, potential customers may […]

Tuning MySQL my.cnf? Avoid this common pitfall!

It took me some time to decide on the title of this article. MariaDB has been fast replacing MySQL as many Linux distributions now default to MariaDB over MySQL. MariaDB is an enhanced drop-in replacement for MySQL. Therein lies my predominantly self-made conundrum, MySQL or MariaDB? The MySQL tuning advice below applies to MySQL, MariaDB […]

SCP Linux – Securely Copy Files Using SCP examples

This post includes SCP examples. SCP or secure copy allows the secure transferring of files between a local host and a remote host or between two remote hosts. It uses the same authentication and security as the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol from which it is based. SCP is loved for its simplicity, security, and pre-installed […]

Quick Tips for a more stable Arch Linux experience

We have revised and updated this article to ensure its relevance and accuracy in 2024. This updated guide is tailored to help you harness a most stable Arch Linux experience. The existence of this article does not indicate that Arch Linux is unstable. It’s not, far from it. But for new users, there are certain […]

Must-Have Devices to boost your Linux skills (2024)

Are you ready for a transformative journey that will elevate your Linux skills in ways theoretical learning alone can’t? The devices mentioned in this article offer a great way to get hands-on experience and change how you understand and use Linux skills in practical, everyday scenarios. 4 Linux Devices for Hands-On Learning Boosting your Linux […]

Firewalla – Home Network Security Firewall Devices

Home network security involves safeguarding the network that interconnects devices like routers, computers, smartphones, and security cameras, both among themselves and with the internet. Regardless of whether the intent of cyberattacks on home networks is personal, the moment a network is online, it becomes exposed to a multitude of external threats. The scale of the […]

Zorin Linux – As a Windows OS (and MacOS) Replacement

This article has been edited and updated from the original 2014 article. Zorin Linux makes a great Windows OS replacement and now even MacOS replacement. Seven years later and I’m more confident about this recommendation. In the past, you’ve probably heard about or been affected by the retirement of Windows XP support on April 8, […]

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