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How do I access my VPS without using a password? (PuTTY Version)

PuTTY includes PuTTYgen, a key generator program. PuTTYgen is essentially the ssh-keygen command but with a graphical interface. The process to create key pairs using PuTTYgen requires multiple stages, but it is not difficult to follow. 1) Press “Windows Logo Key” (Win) plus “Q” to open the Search menu. Type 
Diego on Tutorials

How to Permanently Disable SELinux on CentOS 7

To permanently disable SELinux on CentOS 7, login as root via SSH and edit the following file: vi /etc/selinux/config The file contents should look like this: # This file controls the state of SELinux on the system. # SELINUX= can take one of these three values: # enforcing - 
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How to install and configure vsftpd on CentOS 5

This tutorial is going to outline the installation and configuration of vsftpd which is a secure and powerful FTP server for Linux based systems. You will first want to install vsftpd via yum: yum install vsftpd After it’s installed, you’ll want 
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Install and deploy a PPTP VPN on CentOS 5 x86 (32-bit)

If you are having issues manually installing and configuring a PPTP VPN from scratch, you can take advantage of this script that will handle the installation for you. This has been tested to work on CentOS 5.X x86 (32-bit). Copy and past the following code into a new 
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Change the default SSH port (CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu)

By changing your SSH port you can cut down on the majority of automated brute force attempts. By default SSH utilizes the port 22; here’s how to change it to something else: Login into SSH as root and edit the sshd_config file using your favorite editor. The 
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Test the Disk I/O on your VPS

There are a few commands that allow you to test the disk I/O speeds on your virtual machine. Please note that scores do vary and are not a completely accurate assessment of disk I/O. dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync Example output:  
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CentOS 5.5 + LAMP + Webmin Installation Tutorial

The goal here is to setup Apache, MySQL and PHP which is commonly referred to as a “LAMP” stack. Everyone’s requirements are different but this tutorial will give you an easy way to get started. You will need a server with a fresh, clean installation of CentOS 5.5 x8 or 
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