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Beginners

4 Video Series        4 Articles

We're all beginners at some point. See what to learn when you're first starting out!

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May 01, 2017

Start Here

10 Videos

See the first things you need to know when getting started with servers!

May 06, 2015

SSH Usage, Tips, and Tricks

4 Videos

Logging into a server can get surprisingly complex - see what to know here!

May 06, 2015

Package Managers

1 Videos

Using package managers is the way you'll install software onto your servers. See how to use them!

May 06, 2015

Security

4 Videos

We cover some basic security measures you can take beyond the firewall.

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November 17, 2016

Customize your Login Screen via Linux's Message of the Day (Ubuntu/CentOS)

Beginners 

See how you can customize the screen you see when you login to give you important information quickly.

February 03, 2015

Linux ACLs

Beginners 

This video discusses using Linux ACL's instead of the usual Linux user/group/other permissions. This allows for an easier time setting up permissions for automated tasks such as deploying web applications.

If you're not familiar with "normal" linux user and group permissions, check out this article which explains them in a bit more detail.

This video will show setting up ACLs for a directory. These ACL permissions can be inherited by a parent dirctories. Setting default ACL's for a location is powerful, as it skips the need to always reset user/group permissions after any file operation (e.g. creating new files) and/or go through the hurdle of configuring umask settings.

June 30, 2014

Initial Security Setup

Beginners 

Server security is hugely important. In this edition, we'll cover the initial security precautions you should take.

May 06, 2014

Permissions and User Management

Beginners 

Managing user and group permissions is a pain until you know what's going on. We'll cover managing creating users and setting up user and group permissions.

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