Category: How-tos

Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Linux Server Running Smoothly

Linux Server Running Smoothly

Running a smooth Linux server is key to a happy digital life. Whether you manage a website, store data, or tinker with cool projects, keeping your server in tip-top shape is essential. This guide offers some easy-to-follow tricks to ensure your Linux server runs like a champ. No need for complex commands or deep technical […]

Setting Up a Linux Domain Controller: A Step-by-Step Guide

Linux domain controller

Are you ready to harness the power of Linux as a domain controller for your network? In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the process of setting up a domain controller Linux step-by-step. From choosing the best Linux server distro to downloading the necessary software and configuring your domain controller, we’ve got you covered. […]

What is DHCP and how to configure DHCP server in Linux

what is DHCP server

If you’re new to the world of networking, terms like DHCP may seem intimidating at first. However, DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is a fundamental aspect of network management that plays a crucial role in assigning IP addresses automatically. In this beginner’s guide, we’ll delve into what DHCP is, why it’s important, and how to […]

Linux vs Windows: How to Pick the Best Server OS for Your Website

Linux vs Windows

Choosing the right server operating system (OS) for your website is a crucial decision that impacts performance, security, and overall user experience. In the realm of server OS, Linux and Windows stand out as two prominent choices. If you’re a beginner navigating this landscape, fear not. This guide will help you understand the key differences […]

How to Choose the Best Linux Server Distro in 2024

Best Linux server distros

Are you diving into the world of Linux server distros for the first time in 2024? Choosing the right one can be a daunting task, given the plethora of options available. Fear not, as we’ve got you covered with a comprehensive beginner’s guide to selecting the best Linux server distro for your needs. Let’s get […]

Install Zentyal Quickly on Top of Ubuntu 20.04 Server or Desktop

Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa

Zentyal Development Team is glad to announce that it is now possible to install Zentyal Server quickly on top of an existing Ubuntu 20.04 Server or Desktop Edition using a script. Above all, the goal is to guarantee that everybody interested in testing Zentyal, has an easy way of doing this. In short, it offers […]

3 Password Management Utilities That Help to Improve System Security

Three good password management utilities

When securing any system, the basic advice is to use “strong passwords” and change them periodically. This also applies to system and domain users. In this post we will briefly go through what can be considered a good password and what Linux tools can help system administrators to improve system security related with users and […]

Video tutorial on joining Windows 10 to a Samba 4 Domain on Zentyal Server

How to join Windows 10 client to Samba4 domain on Zentyal Linux Server

Zentyal Linux Server provides an alternative to Windows Server®. Thanks to the integration of the Samba and Kerberos technologies, Zentyal allows you to join Windows® clients natively to the domain and manage them as you are used to with Windows Server. The Windows operative systems supported by Zentyal include Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10. The process of joining […]

Tips for Monitoring and Maintaining Your Zentyal Server

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In the past few weeks, many of us are working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. In this post we want to remind you of some useful Zentyal Server monitoring and maintenance tasks. These tips help you to continue guaranteeing the security and correct operation of your server at all times. Track successful / failed […]

11 Points for Sysadmins to Keep in Mind with a High Number of VPN Users

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Due to restrictions imposed on free movement during the coronavirus pandemic, the use of the OpenVPN module is increasing to facilitate remote working. That is why we would like to point out some aspects about its use for Zentyal Server administrators. Analyse the situation and the needs The first step would be to analyse the […]