Minimal desktop environment for linux servers

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Your server speed, cpu usage, memory usage, and overall Linux performance depends also on the amount of system resources your desktop environment is using. A minimal desktop environment will consume less resources and therefore make more resources available for serving purposes. Many system administrators argue that headless server is the … read more

Four free android apps to remotely monitor and control torrent, NZB, and other downloads

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I am a fan of remotely controlling the programs running on my server. Recently, I posted articles on apps for monitoring WordPress blogs, Google AdSense, and Google Analytics, and for monitoring and administering Linux servers. Continuing along the same lines, monitoring and controlling all the downloads, whether they are torrents, … read more

NameVirtualHost *:80 has no VirtualHosts – Apache

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When upgrading from one version of Linux (Ubuntu in my case) to another or while transferring your websites to a clean install it is common to encounter the following warning while starting/restarting apache: This happens when hosts are defined in both /etc/apache2/sites-available/default as well as /etc/apache2/ports.conf. SOLUTION: Comment out the … read more

Securely backup your files to a virtually unlimited remote / cloud storage for free: using SkyDrive and Duplicati

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UPDATE (04/24/2012): Microsoft recently reduced SkyDrive from 25 GB to 7 GB. People who were using SkyDrive previously will have to manually apply for the free upgrade to 25 GB. All new accounts only get 7 GB (with no free upgrade). Cloud based storage services have now become common place … read more

Lightweight desktop environment for ubuntu server

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Your server speed, cpu usage, memory usage, and overall Linux performance depends also on the amount of system resources your desktop environment is using. A lightweight desktop environment or a minimal desktop, will consume less resources and therefore make more resources available for serving purposes. Many system administrators argue that … read more

CouchPotato Apache reverse proxy

Couchpotato Apache Reverse Proxy

CouchPotato is a wonderful set and forget python script to automatically download and pass movie torrent files to torrent downloaders (eg. Transmission) or NZB files to NZB downloaders (eg. SABNzbd+). In this post I will explain how to setup CouchPotato Apache reverse proxy. How It works through a feature-full CouchPotato … read more

Transmission Apache proxy setup

Transmission Apache Proxy

Transmission bittorrent is probably the most common bittorent client for Linux platforms. Transmission web interface is like a thin client yet feature-rich and aesthetically pleasing. Bittorrent client for Windows and Linux are both available. In this post, I will explain how to setup server running Ubuntu 12.04 with Transmission Apache … read more