How to Enable Unattended Upgrades on Ubuntu/Debian

Linux server security is of critical importance to sysadmins. One central part of keeping Linux servers secure is by installing security updates promptly. Too often, there are compromised servers on the internet due to pending security updates waiting for a manual update. On both Ubuntu and Debian, the unattended-upgrades package can be configured to perform […]

Enable Automatic Updates – Fedora/Red Hat + Bonus Tip

Linux server security is crucial to Linux server administration. Part of keeping Linux servers secure is installing security updates shortly after they become available. Too often, compromised servers are a result of pending security updates awaiting manual installation. In general, for critical servers where you cannot afford unplanned downtime should be very careful with automatic updates. While there are […]

Best Linux distro and Desktop Environment Combinations

Are you searching for the best Linux distro (distribution) and DE (Desktop Environment) combination? What better way to increase your familiarity with Linux servers than running Linux on your laptop or workstation? As mentioned previously, there’s the best Linux Distro for me and the best Linux Distro for you. What you choose today will often change […]

Ransomware: Implementing a “No Concessions” Ransomware Policy

Ransomware has emerged as a particularly relentless and disruptive force against organizations worldwide. The debate over whether to adopt a “no concessions” policy—refusing to pay ransoms to cybercriminals—mirrors long-standing discussions in counter-terrorism and hostage situations. This article aims to explore the various facets of this debate, considering ethical, legal, and strategic dimensions, and evaluating the […] – a new quick way to monitor your internet connection

What do you do when you question whether your internet connection is working, or not? I built to be a fast and convenient way to monitor your internet connection. How does work? Visiting Pinging will automatically run a few tests. Firstly, caching for the site is disabled, so when the page loads you have […]

Enhance the performance of MongoDB databases with proactive MongoDB monitoring

MongoDB is an open-source NoSQL database management system that stores data in JSON-like documents. It’s designed to handle large volumes of data with a document-oriented architecture and can operate without a predefined schema, allowing for more flexibility in data storage and retrieval and making it a highly scalable option for businesses of all sizes. It’s […]

Trackpoint Replacement

Update: 11 years later, here are the replacements I currently use. It’s been 3 years that I’ve been using the Lenovo x301. The ONLY issue I’ve had, is the TrackPoint caps. They don’t last that long. Or maybe 3 years is a bit long. Anyway, I really love this laptop, and although I use both […]

G-Core Labs CDN Review

G-Core Labs has its cloud and edge solutions ecosystem where Content Delivery Network (CDN) initially have had an important role. Unlike other providers, the company offers all the benefits of deep integration between CDN and Cloud, Storage, DDoS Protection, Web Application Firewall (WAF) and other cloud services at affordable rates. With it, G-Core Labs CDN […]

PHP Performance: Additional CPU cores vs Faster CPU cores

Some time ago, I received an email from a client experiencing slow performance issues with a LEMP (Linux, Nginx, MySQL, and PHP web server). During a full audit, I found that the server’s load average was pretty low (see below screenshot). However, the website was indeed very slow. There were some misconfigurations, but one of […]

PHP 8: After 4 years, only 30% of PHP websites use it. But why?

Two years ago, one of our online community members discussed some of the reasons behind the slow adoption of PHP 8. One member stated that it’s due to PHP compatibility issues across new releases. In contrast, another put it down to the fact that important software/frameworks did not support PHP 8 until recently. I think […]

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