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[29 Apr 2009 | 17 Comments | 16,282 views]

After using Lighttpd for a couple of months, I wasn’t really happy with it, so I have decided to move from Lighttpd to Nginx, which is another open-source lightweight web server. In this tutorial, I am going to go over setting up Nginx, MySQL, and PHP5 on an Ubuntu server.

1. Install Nginx

aptitude install nginx
For some reason Nginx does not start automatically when it is installed, so we need to start Nginx.
/etc/init.d/nginx start
Now we want to make sure that Nginx installed properly. Open your web browser and point it to your …

Misc Tech Stuff, Planet Ubuntu, Ubuntu, Ubuntu Tutorials »

[29 Apr 2009 | 10 Comments | 37,473 views]

This is a guest post by Dayid http://dayid.org
There are better options to see your memory usage; however it seems `free` is more attune to creating the confusion I’m attempting to quell here. That said, see the Redhat docs about /proc/meminfo
Other commands to use to see memory usage

$ vmstat -aS M #see the “inactive” column for a rough “free” idea.

The real answer
There’s no reason to clear what’s in RAM until you need more space to write to it.

Planet Ubuntu, Ubuntu Tutorials »

[28 Apr 2009 | One Comment | 204 views]

Last week Ubuntu released Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope. This article will cover how to upgrade your server from Ubuntu 8.10 to Ubuntu 9.04.
1. Update your package list
# sudo aptitude update
2. Install the upgrade manager
# sudo aptitude install update-manager-core -y

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[24 Apr 2009 | 23 Comments | 18,927 views]

The Ctrl-Alt-Backspace key combination which was used to restart X was disabled by default in Ubuntu 9.04. In order to re-enable this key combo, run the following command in your terminal windowCanada:
sudo aptitude install dontzap && sudo dontzap –d
Please note: I had to install the program “dontzap” prior to this command working, so I have added that to the line of code above to make life easier for you!

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[24 Apr 2009 | 7 Comments | 615 views]

A change to the Update Manager in Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) makes it to where you are no longer notified about software updates in the system tray on a daily basis. In Ubuntu 8.10 you were notified on a daily basis of any software updates. In 9.04 you will be notified on a daily basis if there are security updates, however, you will only be notified on a weekly basis for non security updates.
Ubuntu 9.04 introduces a change to the handling of package updates, launching update-manager directly instead of displaying …

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[24 Apr 2009 | One Comment | 276 views]

With Ubuntu 9.04 being released yesterday, I am going to show you how to get prepared to upgrade your 8.10 install.
Before you upgrade:

Backup your data – Please, please, please backup all of your data in case something happens that the upgrade doesn’t happen as it’s supposed to. Don’t blame me if you loose something because you have been warned!
Apply all current updates – Before you upgrade you need to apply all of the updates for your current version. There are two ways to do this, either through the update …