Category: Tutorials

How to tell what Linux distribution and what version you are using on your server


If you manage different servers and need to tell quickly what Linux distribution and version of that distribution you are using. You can ssh into that server and execute the following command: cat /etc/*-release If you are using Debian 8.0 then the results would look like this: PRETTY_NAME=”Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie)” NAME=”Debian GNU/Linux” VERSION_ID=”8″ VERSION=”8 […]

Ports for accessing Cpanel and WHM

Three gears

Question: What are the ports for accessing WHM and Cpanel? Answer: For Cpanel the port is 2083, for WHM the port is 2087, and for accessing Webmail the port is 2095. Cpanel: WHM: Webmail: You will need to replace with your servers IP address or your site’s domain name. If you […]

How to create a subdomain in Cpanel

Documents folder

Follow these steps to setup a subdomain for your website in Cpanel. 1. Login to your web host’s control panel. There is a good chance that your web host is probably using Cpanel. 2. After you login successful. You should see the following area inside Cpanel. Click on “Subdomains” to continue to the creation of […]

Start, Stop, or Restart Nginx

Computer terminal

This is a tutorial on how to manage your Nginx web server under CentOS 7.x, Debian 8.x (Jessie), and FreeBSD 10.x. Commands to start, stop, and restart Nginx web server for these operating systems are shown below and are separated by the different operating systems. CentOS (version 7.x) To start Nginx under CentOS: systemctl start […]

How to install mtr on Linux systems

You can always do a simple traceroute to diagnose where the network issue or latency is or you can use mtr to do the job. The mtr application is a basic tool to help do traceroute and provide more information to help administrators diagnose where there are issues. The mtr application provides pocket loss information, […]