System Administration

Articles marked as System Administration are usually geared towards Linux security, networking, server configuration, virtualization, and similar topics.

 

At Linux Nightly, we’re always auditing our Linux servers and desktops, and looking for ways to improve performance and security. In these guides, we share some of the helpful things we’ve learned.

Kill Processes in Linux – Kill, Pkill, Killall Commands

The kill, pkill, and killall commands are used to terminate processes on a Linux system. They are default command line utilities that all pretty much do the same thing, but in different ways. Mastering these commands will allow a Linux user to exercise more control over their system, as they’ll have the ability to end …

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How to Install AlmaLinux

AlmaLinux is an RHEL-based Linux distro that debuted in 2021 as a direct replacement to CentOS, which has now become CentOS Stream. It’s an enterprise-grade operating system that’s ideal for servers and production environments. Best of all, it’s free. This guide will show the step by step instructions to install AlmaLinux. You can follow these …

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How to Host a Node.js Website With Apache on Ubuntu

Node.js is a JavaScript runtime environment that can be used to create websites or web-based applications. The process for hosting a website that has been built with Node.js differs quite a bit from a “normal” HTML website, or even those that use PHP or other languages. In this guide, we’ll go over the instructions to …

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Backup and Restore MySQL Databases via Linux Command Line

If you are running MySQL on Linux and need to back up your databases, you can use Bash commands from the terminal to accomplish the task. A simple script could even make daily backups. In this guide, we’ll show you how to backup your MySQL databases and restore data from those backups. Make a Backup …

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