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How to Enable Remote Access to MariaDB Database

Challenge We have a requirement to see the production database via a remote connection so we can run queries internally for further analysis. This production server has tightened security already in place. Solution Get the Public IP address (remote) Open up the browser and type in the following URL:…

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How to Harden the Ubuntu Server in 2022

Background As we started using more cloud-based applications for the hosting of our website and applications, we compiled a blog post about how to secure Ubuntu and ensure it’s properly hardened against cyber-attacks. It’s important to note that even with the steps described above, it’s impossible to prevent all cyber-attacks…

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A Complete Setup Guide for Contabo VPS Ubuntu 20.04 with preinstalled Webmin + LAMP

Background I haven’t touched the Linux server for ages and getting used to it with Cpanel or Parallel. However, as we need to scale up our internal websites and lower the hosting cost, I need to go back to managing these natively in Linux. When configuring with Ubuntu Linux, it…