Tag Archives: Debian

This webserver: About time I implemented HTTPS

I’ve been postponing this much to long So I’ve done some HTTPS implementation with Nginx, WordPress and Let’s Encrypt. Dare I say I did a pretty good job as well. So no more “This website is insecure” message when visiting this domain. Every subdomain now has it’s own SSL certificate ensuring more privacy and security while on the websites that… Read more »

Debian 8 file-system: File permissions and ownership

Introduction File permissions and file ownership is a very important subject to keep in the back of your mind when administrating computers running Linux. File permissions and file ownership plays an important part in the overall system security especially when it comes to system files. This article should get you started on some basics around file permissions and file ownership…. Read more »

Debian 8 file-system: Relative and absolute paths

Introduction Using this article I’d like to explain some basics around relative and absolute paths. Understanding paths is crucial when navigating the file-system or performing other file-system operations like copying or moving files. I’ll explain the difference between absolute and relative paths and provide some practical examples that you can use to practice with on your Debian 8 installation. Understanding… Read more »

Debian 8 file-system: The root directory structure

Introduction This article is dedicated to explain the typical root directory structure on Linux based systems. This is valuable information for those who want to obtain a deeper understanding of the Linux file-system, and could be used as a cheat-sheet for those who are already familiar with it but need to quickly check the purpose of some system directory. Reading… Read more »

Howto install Debian 8

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Introduction I often get questions from people asking me how to install Linux, and they expect me to give them a four sentence answer that explains everything in detail. To avoid that in the future i’d like to have something I can point people to, and it will not be a four sentence solution this time. This article will focus… Read more »