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Category: Linux

Install PHP 7 on Ubuntu 14.04

Advice: Try ownCloud with PHP 7 today, just download the pre configured VM and feel the speed. PHP 7 was released…

Install Virtual Box in Ubuntu Mate and run Windows XP

We installed Virtual Box on Linux Mate through the App Grid. Virtual Box can run software that you otherwise only can run in Windows…

Performance tips for Redis Cache Server

We previously wrote about how to install Redis Cache Server in Ubuntu. And now when we used it for a while…

Update your Nginx config with the latest IP ranges from Cloudflare

This is now automated in a script and available here. Cloudflare uses different IP ranges, and they change frequently. And…

How to configure Redis Cache in Ubuntu 14.04 with ownCloud

With the new transactional file locking in place, we felt it was time to get rid of APCu and replace…

Super Easy – Install Ubuntu Mate with VMware Player in Windows

As we’re used to Windows we thought it might be fun to try out Linux. In this guide we will…

Create CIFS/SMB share from Windows –> Ubuntu

One of the reasons we always stuck to Windows was because all the other desktop computers in our network had…

Easier SSH with pre-configured hosts in Linux

As we recently changed to Ubuntu Mate 15.10 on one of our laptops we had to set up a new SSH…

Fixes for Elementary OS on Dell XPS-13 (9343)

So after endless effort to get Elementary OS to work, I later decided to switch to Ubuntu MATE instead. Kind…

Dell XPS-13 (9343) with Elementary OS

A few days ago, I decided to give Linux desktop a try because I’d heard so many good arguments on…

Upgrade to PHP 5.6 on Ubuntu Server 14.04

PHP 7 is soon to be released, but for those of you that want to upgrade to 5.6 meanwhile, here…

Quick guide: Configuring Memory Caching APCu

Quick guide, without explanations Configuring Memory Caching APCu 4.0.6.1 Owncloud installation Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS Uninstall current version $~: php5dismod apcu…

Count unique IP adresses with Apache

We wanted a counter that counts the visitors IP from access.log as it’s more accurate than some web counter. And…

Set up Nginx Reverse Proxy

We gave up on Pound Proxy and got some help from @fossxplorer to set up Nginx instead, to serve as a…

Set up Pound Proxy with ownCloud

Note: Take a look at this new guide were we set up a reverse proxy with Nginx. If you like to have…

Set automatic ownCloud updates

The ownCloud VM contains a built in script that handles the updates automatically, set to execute at any given time…

QNAP and Cron

QNAP’s Cron isn’t the best they’ve accomplished… It’s buggy, and you have to know what you’re doing in order to…

QNAP and Rsync

We bought a QNAP recently to be able to host backups to the companies that we built servers for in…

Fail2ban + ownCloud

Even though you think you have a strong password set to your user account, it could be brute-forced. To prevent…

Make phpMyadmin secure

Make phpMyadmin secure! Only allow access on your LAN (Local Area Network) and lock access from the outside world. In…

Rsync Backup Script

No Backup A while ago we locked ourselves out of our own system. We thought we had lost all of…

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