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Changing the Hostname in Ubuntu Server 16.04: Unit hostname.service is masked

For older versions of Ubuntu, many of the tutorials online show you how to edit your server’s hostname by simply editing /etc/hostname and then restarting the service with “service hostname restart”. However, attempting this on a 16.04 Ubuntu Server build… Continue Reading →

Ubuntu Server: How to change or set the Timezone

Dropping this as a quick reminder to myself. When confronted with a new Ubuntu server instance, I can check the currently set time zone by simply asking for the current time with Now if I need to change the currently… Continue Reading →

Simple way to Backup Files from an Ubuntu Server to Amazon S3 Cloud

You can never have too many backups, and this is a simple way of backing up files from an Ubuntu server to the Amazon S3 cloud storage system. For this, you will obviously need an Ubuntu server, an Internet connection,… Continue Reading →

How to Solve the “linux-server : Depends: linux-image-server” apt-get upgrade Error

After cleaning out an unexpected /boot full fault on one of the Ubuntu servers that I maintain, I next encountered an equally frustrating problem whereby apt-get stopped working thanks to a mismatched kernel version issue (introduced because of the upgrade… Continue Reading →

How to Solve Ubuntu Server /boot full Issue

If you manage an older Ubuntu server and do a lot of updates/upgrades, inevitably you’ll hit the annoying /boot full issue, which is essentially what happens when the ridiculously tiny /boot folder gets filled up with older kernel version as… Continue Reading →

Ubuntu Server: Quick method to reset MySQL root user Password

The chance of remembering your MySQL root user account password when coming back to an Ubuntu server after a long period of time is pretty much zero – after all, this is seldom a username/password combo that you actually use… Continue Reading →

How to Solve: a2ensite “Error, Site does not exist!”

To enable a virtual vhost website on your Ubuntu Server running Apache, you need to first create a vhost configuration file (just copy 000-defaul.conf as a quick way to start), and then run the a2ensite command to enable it so… Continue Reading →

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