Easily Install Python 3 in Ubuntu

You have a Python script you’d like to use, but you’re not sure if your server has Python installed, or if it’s running the latest version. No problem! We address that common issue in today’s article. Learn how to install Python 3 in Ubuntu easily in this comprehensive guide. At IOFLOOD, most of the internal

Using BASH IF / ELSE Statements: Shell Script Conditionals Explained

Have you ever wondered how to make your Bash scripts more powerful and flexible? One of the key skills you need to achieve this is mastering conditional statements, specifically bash if, elif, and else statements. By the end of this blog post, you’ll be well-equipped to handle these conditionals with ease, making your scripts more

Debian vs Ubuntu: A Comprehensive Comparison for Server and Desktop Users

Have you ever found yourself scratching your head, trying to decide between Debian and Ubuntu for your next server or desktop setup? You’re not alone. With their shared history and common features, it’s no wonder that many Linux users struggle to choose between these two popular distributions. At IOFLOOD, we see strong demand for both

MDADM Status Notifications: How to configure mdadm email alerts for software raid drive failures.

When managing a dedicated server, one crucial aspect to keep an eye on is the health of your RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) system. RAID systems are like the unsung heroes of the server world, working behind the scenes to keep your data safe and accessible. Just as you’d want to know if your

Need a CentOS Replacement? 5 Best CentOS Alternatives in 2023

Are you looking for a CentOS alternative in 2023? If so, you’re in good company. Many people have been after CentOS alternatives in the last few years. This is largely due to changes made by RedHat for licensing and ongoing maintenance for CentOS. For the unfamiliar, CentOS is a Linux distribution built on the Red

Login to SSH with a Public Key: How to use Passwordless SSH key authentication

Insecure passwords are a leading cause of security breaches. This makes it critical to evaluate more secure methods of logging in to sensitive systems like servers. SSH public key authentication is one such alternative, which makes it impossible for would-be attackers to gain access to your servers simply by guessing your password. As an added

How to install cPanel on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Have you wanted to use cPanel with Ubuntu instead of CentOS? Now you can! Many users prefer to use Have you considered substituting Ubuntu for CentOS when using cPanel? Now you can! Due to its popularity and ease of use as a control panel for managing websites, cPanel is frequently chosen by customers. In the

Why does “df” show 100% used disk space after deleting files in linux?

Does this sound familiar? Your Linux file system is full, so you delete a large number of big files. However, when you check disk usage with df, the disk still shows up as being completely full. If this has happened to you, you’re not alone. Most systems administrators have experienced this at least once. Understanding

How to disable the php mail() function

Are you frustrated with random PHP scripts being able to send spam from your server? If so you’re not alone. Many website administrators have this problem with PHP scripts on their server, and it can be a time consuming game of whack a mole to deal with it. There are many reasons you’d want to

SNI SSL? Configure Apache SSL virtual hosts with SNI to host multiple SSL certificates on one IP

In a previous article, we explored the question of whether SSL requires a dedicated IP address. We learned that, it is possible to host multiple SSL websites on a single IP address using a technology called Server Name Indication (SNI). With IP addresses becoming more expensive and scarce all the time, and SSL being all-but-mandatory