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LXD containers now available for Ubuntu

The latest Ubuntu LTS release, Xenial 16.04 , comes with support for a container system called LXD.  LXD builds on the existing LXC container system, allowing for more convenient management of those containers. In this post I show how you … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is here!

We are pleased to announce the availability of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server for new setups. This release has been code named Xenial Xerus. The official release notes are available from the Ubuntu team here. Our new VPS images are based … Continue reading

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Debian 7.0 and Ubuntu 13.04 Install Images

We’re happy to announce the availability of Debian 7.0 (release notes) and Ubuntu 13.04 (release notes) images for new VPS installations. Both releases are pretty stable and there is not much to report. It seems that the biggest news (for Ubuntu) … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal install images

We are proud to announce the release of the new installer images for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal Server Edition. It is available as an reinstall option for existing servers, or in the new servers orders page The version is intended … Continue reading

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Setting up Domains Keys (DKIM) on Postfix

This is a quick and fairly painless way of setting up DKIM, on a postfix server. DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a method for associating a domain name to an email message, thereby allowing a person, role, or organization to … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin

We are delighted to offer the latest release of Ubuntu Server, codenamed Precise Pangolin. That is available as an reinstall option or for order on all our VPS and dedicated server ordering pages.

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Could not perform immediate configuration on already unpacked ‘util-linux’.Please see man 5 apt.conf under APT::Immediate-Configure for details

Today we had a customer who had somehow broken his apt package manager doing an upgrade from the looks. I googled and found the same error in many places, most resorting to reinstalling or purging the package to clear it, … Continue reading

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mod_flvx – flv movies working with apache/apache2

Want to do some streaming of flv on your site? heres how! cd /usr/local/src wget http://people.apache.org/~pquerna/modules/mod_flvx.c apxs -i -a -c mod_flvx.ccd /usr/local/src wget http://people.apache.org/~pquerna/modules/mod_flvx.c apxs -i -a -c mod_flvx.c if apxs does not exist, then apxs2 should. If neither do … Continue reading

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Setting up Monit + with tomcat

We get asked a lot by customers to install and setup monit. Its not an overly hard task, in fact its pretty darned easy. Monit is brilliant for monitoring and restarting services when they are down, it can alert you … Continue reading

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Security at home – encrypted home directories

This isn't directly server related at all, more for the home or office user who wants to make sure things are nice and secure. At the office we like to also make sure our desktops are fairly safe to connect … Continue reading

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