How to configure a PPTP connection in Windows 7

Windows 7 PPTP VPN Client Setup Let’s talk about Windows 7 PPTP VPN client setup in this article, so that you can connect to your home or company’s PPTP VPN server later. In addition, you can also use this VPN client to connect to VPN server that supports L2TP/IPSec, SSTP or IKEv2 VPN protocol. Without wasting more […]

ownCloud Auto Install Script on Debian 7

Here is an easy way to install ownCloud on Debian 7 with a script, but first, for those who don’t know what ownCloud is: ownCloud is a free and open-source web application for data synchronization, file sharing, and cloud storage. ownCloud is written in the PHP and JavaScript scripting languages. For change management, it employs […]

How to Install a Proxy using SQUID3 on Debian 7

This tutorial is to show you how to install a proxy on Debian 7 using SQUID3 In order for this to work correctly you will need to follow these instructions.   #!/bin/bash # ©2013-14 Mark Mearns. All Rights Reserved. # This script is distributed under a Creative Commons ShareAlike 3.0 licence. # clear echo […]

How to Install ownCloud on Debian 7 with Nginx

This tutorial is to show you how to install ownCloud on Debian 7 using Nginx and PHP5-FPM. In order for this to work correctly you will need to follow these instructions. Please run the following commands: apt-get update dpkg-reconfigure locales (We recommend using en_US.UTF-8 UTF.8) apt-get upgrade apt-get install nano nano /etc/apt/sources.list – Add the […]

Java Security Settings

As some of you may have noticed, the latest Java Security settings have been increased to a high level by default, this is an issue as there are many sites out there with older Java applets that will not work with this setting set to high, the following info box is shown: So if you […]

How to access a samba share from Windows

A way to copy files in windows from a Samba Share is by using  Windows Explorer. You can mount your Linux VPS disk in Windows using the SMB/CIFS protocol, this guide will show you how to do that by installing Samba on a VPS and then by mounting that directory on a Windows machine. Create […]

How to reset your WordPress forgotten password

A few days ago I was unable to log into one of my wordpress installations, it was just one of those days, I simply didn’t remember my password, so for those of you that are going through a similar situation, here is a way to regain access: Log into your server via ssh and then […]

CentOS 6.5 desktop installation guide w/screenshots

CentOS 6.5 desktop installation guide with screenshots CentOS 6.5 released Following with the release of RHEL 6.5, CentOS 6.5 has arrived on 1st Dec and its time to play with it. For those who want to update their existing 6.4 systems to 6.5 simply use the “yum update” command and all the magic would be […]

How to create a private and public key pair with PUTTYGEN

This guide describes how to generate and use a private/public key pair to log in to a remote system with SSH using PuTTY. Using key-based SSH logins, you can disable the normal username/password login procedure which means that only people with a valid private/public key pair can log in. That way, there is no way for brute-force attacks to be successful, so your system is more secure.