How to install Piwik on a Debian 9 VPS

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In this tutorial, we will explain the installation of Piwik on a Debian 9 VPS. Piwik is a free and open-source web analytics tool written by a team of international developers. It can run on a webserver with PHP and MySQL/MariaDB. It tracks online visits to one or more websites and displays reports on these visits for analysis. Among many things, it provides real time data updates, content tracking, goal conversion tracking, event tracking, analytics for e-commerce websites, site search analytics, geolocation and much more.

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Should I Choose Linux Web Hosting Over Windows Web Hosting?

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Being a webmaster is only getting easier and easier with time. Novice webmasters who are trying to decide which web hosting service they should go with have a wide array of options in terms of products and services, as well as packages combining the two. Most web hosts will allow you to choose between a Linux or a Windows host — this leads to newcomers without advanced knowledge and skills in the field of web hosting and design finding themselves in a dilemma. This poses the question: should you choose a Linux virtual server, or opt for Windows hosting?

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Linux Directory Structure Explained

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For a Windows user, the Linux file structure can be, and often is, quite confusing. From the start, the beginning of the root system is quite different.

In Windows, the root starts with the physical hard drive location, most often “C:/”. In Linux, however, the root is a logical location marked simply as “/”.

In Windows, we have drives, files, and folders. In Linux, everything is represented as being a file. The file system structure in Linux is defined by a so-called “Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS)”

What follows are the Linux directories and their corresponding uses and functions.

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How to Install Mastadon on Ubuntu 16.04

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Mastodon is a free and open source, fast-growing social network platform written in Ruby and JavaScript. It has features very similar to the widely popular Twitter, but it is a decentralized federation of a server running open source software. This way, there are no risks of a single company monopolizing users communication.

In this article, we will install Mastodon on one of our Ubuntu 16.04 virtual servers.

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How to Install WordPress with W3 Total Cache on Ubuntu 16.04

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WordPress is one of the best open source content management systems written in PHP you can use to create websites or blogs.

In this tutorial, we are going to provide you with step by step instructions on how to install and configure the W3 Total Cache plugin on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS. W3 Total Cache is a great WordPress plugin and it is mainly used to increase the website performance by reducing the download times.

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Install ionCube Loader on Ubuntu 16.04

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IonCube loader is a PHP extension for decoding secured and encrypted PHP files at runtime. It is free and you can install it quite easily, adding just a single line in the PHP configuration (php.ini) file. The benefits you get by adding a single line in your PHP configuration file are uncomparable to the time you need to do it. It’s worth it, it won’t take up too much of your time, and it’s easy to do, especially if you follow our tutorial.

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How to Install Plone on a CentOS VPS

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Plone is a very powerful and flexible, Open Source content management system built in Python. With Plone, you can easily create any kind of a website, like blogs, webshops, internal websites etc. Plone is one of the most popular WordPress alternatives, and it’s used by thousands worldwide. In this article, we will show you how to install Plone on a CentOS VPS. The installation itself is simple and straightforward and can be done in a few minutes. So you can easily test Plone and decide for yourself with firsthand experience if you want to use Plone or not. … Continue reading