Category Archives: Linux

How to configure NTP and timezone on CentOS

How to configure NTP on CentOS 7

This will be pretty short tutorial about NTP. I will show you how to install and configure NTP on your server. What is NTP? NTP stands for Network Time Protocol and it keeps the server synchronised with correct time. Moreover you can synchronise all servers to one of your server to make sure that all […]

Yum - package manager

Yum package manager – tips and tricks

Yum is a package manager on CentOS. You will probably use it pretty often to install some software. In this article I will show you how to configure it, how to speed up packages installation and how to use something more than just yum install package-name. Create list of installed packages One of the first […]

Varnish on CentOS - full guide

Varnish – how to make websites fly?

In this episode we will make our websites fly with Varnish on CentOS. What exactly is Varnish? Varnish is an HTTP accelerator designed for websites with high traffic. It can speed up you website significantly, especially when you have more reads than writes. It’s designed to handle heavily loaded websites as well as APIs. It’s […]

How to configure SSH on CentOS

How to configure secure SSH on CentOS

Hello everyone! In this tutorial I will show you how to increase server security¬†by tuning up configuration of SSH. Before you begin There are basically two requirements for this tutorial: You need to have working SSH keys. You need to be able to login to your server by using them. After completing this tutorial, SSH […]

Install MySQL community server on CentOS

How to install and configure latest version of MySQL on CentOS?

Hi there! Today I want to show you how to install latest version of MySQL Community server (5.7.16) on CentOS 7. I will show you how to install it, set root password, configure server and optimize it for performance. Also I will show you how to create databases and assign users to them. How to […]