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

How to install ActiveMQ on Ubuntu 16.04

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ActiveMQ is an open-source, message broker software, which can serve as a central point for communication between distributed processes. In other words, it’s used to reliably communicate between two distributed processes or applications/services that need to communicate with each other, but their languages are incompatible between each other. Since its creation, ActiveMQ has turned into a strong alternative to the commercial alternatives like EMS/TIBCO or WebSphereMQ and it is actively used in production by some of the top companies ranging from financial services to retail.

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Install Chamilo LMS on a Linux VPS

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Chamilo is an open-source e-learning and content management system. It allows you to create a virtual campus for the provision of online/semi-online training. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Chamilo on a Linux VPS. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will use a virtual server with Ubuntu 14.04 installed as an operating system.

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How to install ImpressPages 4 on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

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ImpressPages 4 is an open source Content Management System (CMS) with a built-in content editor written in PHP and using a popular open source MySQL database system for content storage. ImpressPages 4 is incredibly easy to learn and helps you create beautiful websites with quality content. This guide should work on other Debian-based systems as well but was tested and written for an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS. You can check our previous tutorial if want to install ImpressPages on CentOS. The installation process should take about 5-10 minutes if you follow the very easy steps described below. … Continue reading