How To Kill Processes In Linux

Today I will be showing you how to kill Linux processes. There are a few ways to accomplish this and I will be highlighting them all below. If I miss anything then feel free to comment below and I will add the information to this post as-well.

Useful iLO Commands For HP Proliant Servers

Today I will be showing you some of the more useful iLO (integrated lights out) commands that you can use to manage your HP Proliant servers. This is somewhat similar to IPMI and iLO will emulate IPMI if you prefer, however some things simply do not work when using IPMI commands such as changing the boot order. For more information …

How To Run Basic Shell Commands From PHP

Today I will be showing you how to run basic shell commands from a PHP script. While you can’t interact with these commands (for example top will not output or update, you can still use them to somewhat interact with your web server. Note that most shared web hosting providers block these functions in their php.ini settings for security reasons. …

How To Use The Shred Command In Linux

While you can use the dd command to overwrite your files, you can also use shred. Shred by default will overwrite your files 3 times and is designed to make it very hard to recover those files. There are several options you can use such as how many times you wish to overwrite the specified file or files, how many …

How To Wipe Hard Drives With DD Command In Linux

In this guide I will be showing you how to wipe your hard drives using the Linux¬†dd command with dd examples. You have a few options when it comes to wiping your hard drives, you can wipe the MBR (master boot record) or you can wipe the entire drive. If you are looking for a guide on wiping specific files …

How To Check For Dropped Packets In Linux

Today I will be showing you how to check your Linux servers for dropped packets. Dropped packets can occur for a number of reasons including but not limited to, actual network issues, NIC card issues, firmware issues, settings, and more. This will not be a guide on diagnosing why your packets are being dropped, but rather just finding out if …

How To Reboot Or Shutdown A Linux Server

In this guide I will be showing you how to reboot as-well as how to shutdown a Linux server using the command line. There are actually a couple of different ways you can do this, you can do this by logging into the server over SSH as-well as using remote IPMI commands to power cycle the server.

Enable Root Account Login On Ubuntu

In this guide I will quickly show you how to enable root logins for Ubuntu. As you may have noticed while installing Ubuntu, you are not prompted to set a root password. This is why you cannot login as root. There are a couple of solutions to overcome this, here are a couple below.