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Tutorial: Build an OpenSUSE 12.2 x86_64 Server

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This is a detailed description about how to set up an OpenSUSE 12.2 64bit (x86_64) server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable) with PHP, CGI and SSI support, Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH, TLS and virtual mail users, BIND DNS server, Pureftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, Mailman, etc. Since version 3.0.4, ISPConfig comes with full support for the nginx web server in addition to Apache; this tutorial covers the setup of a server that uses Apache, not nginx. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9685 | -falko, September 12, 2012

Tutorial: Install Apache2, PHP5, MySQL on OpenSUSE 12.2

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LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on an OpenSUSE 12.2 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support. read more...
permapage | score:9266 | -falko, September 15, 2012

Tutorial: Set up a PostgreSQL 9.0 hot standby server with Repmgr on OpenSUSE 11.4

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This is a tutorial about how to set up a PostgreSQL replicated hot standby server with streaming replication, and we also set up repmgr to monitor and manage the replication cluster. Unlike most tutorials that copy the database file from master to slave (or standby) in the middle of running pg_start_backup() and pg_end_backup(), repmgr is used to simplify the whole procedure. read more...
permapage | score:9203 | -falko, July 1, 2011

Encrypt your data with EncFS (OpenSUSE 12.3)

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EncFS provides an encrypted filesystem in user-space. It runs without any special permissions and uses the FUSE library and Linux kernel module to provide the filesystem interface. It is a pass-through filesystem, not an encrypted block device, which means it is created on top of an existing filesystem. This tutorial shows how you can use EncFS on OpenSUSE 12.3 to encrypt your data. read more...
permapage | score:9201 | -falko, April 16, 2013

Tutorial: mod_spdy with Apache2 on OpenSUSE 12.2

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SPDY (pronounced "SPeeDY") is a new networking protocol whose goal is to speed up the web. It is Google's alternative to the HTTP protocol and a candidate for HTTP/2.0. SPDY augments HTTP with several speed-related features such as stream multiplexing and header compression. To use SPDY, you need a web server and a browser (like Google Chrome and upcoming versions of Firefox) that both support SPDY. mod_spdy is an open-source Apache module that adds support for the SPDY protocol to the Apache HTTPD server. This tutorial explains how to use mod_spdy with Apache2 on OpenSUSE 12.2. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9200 | -falko, October 1, 2012

Tutorial: Cinnamon Desktop on Fedora 16, OpenSuse 12.1

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This tutorial will show you how to install the Cinnamon desktop, Mint's new desktop environment to be used in Linux Mint 13, on Fedora 16 as well as on OpenSUSE 12.1. Cinnamon concentrates on holding on to classic design and functionality in times where Gnome 3 and Unity come up with different innovations to the user interface. read more...
permapage | score:9182 | -falko, March 1, 2012

Set up an NFS Server and Client on OpenSUSE 12.2

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This guide explains how to set up an NFS server and an NFS client on OpenSUSE 12.2. NFS stands for Network File System; through NFS, a client can access (read, write) a remote share on an NFS server as if it was on the local hard disk. read more...
permapage | score:9146 | -falko, October 23, 2012

Tutorial: Install Apache2, PHP5, MySQL on OpenSUSE 12.3

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LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on an OpenSUSE 12.3 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support. read more...
permapage | score:8901 | -falko, April 21, 2013

Tutorial: OpenSUSE 11.3 Samba server

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This tutorial explains the installation of a Samba fileserver on OpenSUSE 11.3 and how to configure it to share files over the SMB protocol as well as how to add users. Samba is configured as a standalone server, not as a domain controller. In the resulting setup, every user has his own home directory accessible via the SMB protocol and all users have a shared directory with read-/write access. read more...
permapage | score:8889 | -falko, November 3, 2010

Headless VirtualBox 4.0 on OpenSUSE 11.3 Server

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This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with VirtualBox 4.0 on a headless OpenSUSE 11.3 server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not have a desktop environment. Fortunately, VirtualBox comes with a tool called VBoxHeadless that allows you to connect to the virtual machines over a remote desktop connection, so there's no need for the VirtualBox GUI. read more...
permapage | score:8862 | -falko, January 25, 2011

KVM on OpenSUSE 11.3

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This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on an OpenSUSE 11.3 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM). KVM is short for Kernel-based Virtual Machine and makes use of hardware virtualization, i.e., you need a CPU that supports hardware virtualization, e.g. Intel VT or AMD-V. read more...
permapage | score:8817 | -falko, January 6, 2011

Tutorial: Install Lighttpd, PHP5, MySQL (OpenSUSE 11.4)

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Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on an OpenSUSE 11.4 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support. read more...
permapage | score:8787 | -falko, April 12, 2011

Tutorial: PHP5-FPM with Apache2 on OpenSUSE 12.3

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This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on an OpenSUSE 12.3 server with PHP5 (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support. PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites. read more...
permapage | score:8717 | -falko, April 28, 2013

Tutorial: Set up Apache2 with mod_fcgid and PHP5 on OpenSUSE 12.3

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This tutorial describes how you can install Apache2 with mod_fcgid and PHP5 on OpenSUSE 12.3. mod_fcgid is a compatible alternative to the older mod_fastcgi. It lets you execute PHP scripts with the permissions of their owners instead of the Apache user. read more...
permapage | score:8710 | -falko, June 11, 2013

Chroot Apache2 with mod_chroot on OpenSUSE 12.2

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This guide explains how to set up mod_chroot with Apache2 on an OpenSUSE 12.2 system. With mod_chroot, you can run Apache2 in a secure chroot environment and make your server less vulnerable to break-in attempts that try to exploit vulnerabilities in Apache2 or your installed web applications. read more...
permapage | score:8696 | -falko, October 11, 2012

Upgrade OpenSUSE 11.4 To 12.1

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This guide shows how you can upgrade your OpenSUSE 11.4 desktop and server installations to OpenSUSE 12.1.
The upgrade can be done on the command line or via the YaST module Wagon (if you are on an OpenSUSE desktop). Since the Wagon method is less tested than the command line update, we will use the command line method here for both servers and desktops.
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permapage | score:8679 | -falko, November 21, 2011

Tutorial: Manage headless VirtualBox with phpvirtualbox (OpenSUSE 12.1)

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phpvirtualbox is a web-based VirtualBox front-end written in PHP that allows you to access and control remote VirtualBox instances. It tries to resemble the VirtualBox GUI as much as possible to make work with it as easy as possible. It is a nice replacement for the VirtualBox GUI if you run VirtualBox on headless servers. This tutorial explains how to >install phpvirtualbox on an OpenSUSE 12.1 server to manage a locally installed, headless VirtualBox. read more...
permapage | score:8627 | -falko, July 30, 2012

Tutorial: Replace Windows with OpenSUSE 12.2

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This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 12.2 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. read more...
permapage | score:8585 | -falko, October 16, 2012

Upgrade OpenSUSE 12.2 to 12.3

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This guide shows how you can upgrade OpenSUSE 12.2 to OpenSUSE 12.3. It works for desktop and server installations and is quite easy and reliable thanks to the zypper package manager. read more...
permapage | score:8535 | -falko, April 11, 2013

Tutorial: Install Nginx, PHP5, MySQL on OpenSUSE 11.4

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Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on an OpenSUSE 11.4 server with PHP5 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support. read more...
permapage | score:8461 | -falko, April 18, 2011
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