Tag: linux

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.

How To Check Your PHP Version

There may come a time where you need to know which PHP version your web server is running. In this guide I will be showing you multiple ways to check which PHP version your Linux server is running.

Using The Date Command With Examples

In this easy guide I will be showing you how to use the Linux date command. The date command can be used to see what the date is, what time it is, as-well as set system time (with root/sudo privileges). I will give a few examples as-well as explain the options below since you can format the output to get …

How To Switch Between Shells In Linux

Today I will be showing you how to switch between the different shells on your system. This includes both temporarily entering a different shell (sub shell) as-well as permanently setting a different shell with the csch command.

Install And Use Rootkit Hunter On Linux Server

In this post I will show you how to install and run Rootkit Hunter on your Linux based servers. Rootkit Hunter does what it’s name suggests, hunts for potential rootkits on your server. If you are infected you can try to clean it but you really may want to nuke the server and start from scratch or revert to a …

Install And Enable SAR (SYSSTAT) On Linux Servers

In this guide I will be showing you how to install and enable the SAR utility/command on Linux servers. The SAR command can be used to look at performance history, and is really useful for identifying when CPU spikes occurred and more. And example of one of the outputs that SAR is capable of delivering is below.

Install Clam-AV And Setup Daily Automated Scans

In this post I will be showing you how to setup Clam-AV on an Ubuntu server as-well as how to run automated daily scans with email alerting. This may sound like it’s complicated but its really not, you can have everything setup within 5 minutes so no need to fear!