Category: Systems

AlmaLinux distro

AlmaLinux, an alternative downstream of RHEL

AlmaLinux is a free, open source Linux distribution, created by CloudLinux and supported both by CloudLinux and other sponsors. It is focused on long-term stability and governed by the community; with regular releases. It is licensed under General Public License version 2 (GPLv2) and other licenses. AlmaLinux distribution Like other distributions such as Rocky Linux,

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Linux 6.0

Linux kernel 6.0

Linux kernel 6.0 introduces diverse performance improvements, support for new hardware and security fixes, among other things. This new major version is the successor of the Linux 5.x.y series, whose last version is Linux 5.19. Linux 6.0: some new features and improvements On October 2, 2022, Linus Torvalds announced Linux 6.0 as an update with

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30th anniversary of the first Linux release

Linux: from a hobby to a collaborative tech revolution

September 17th, 2022 was Linux’s 31st anniversary. Linux was first released as a free operating system kernel on September 17th, 1991. What started as “just a hobby” for Linus Torvalds became the kernel of the GNU OS and one of the world’s most important operating systems. Linux’s history from 1991 to 2022 Linus Torvalds was

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Geographical redundancy or georedundancy

Georedundancy: building a stronger business continuity strategy

Georedundancy or geographical redundancy allows companies to increase availability, resilience and fault tolerance. Relying on geographically distributed data centers contributes to building a stronger business continuity strategy. It is also referred to as “geo-replication” or “geographical replication”. What is georedundancy? Georedundancy consists in replicating data and IT infrastructure in multiple remote data centers. Its goal

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New local privilege escalation vulnerability in VMware Tools

New local privilege escalation vulnerability in VMware Tools

On August 23rd 2022, VMware confirmed an important-rated security vulnerability affecting VMware Tools. This local privilege escalation vulnerability impacts Open VM Tools as well. VMware Tools vulnerability: CVE-2022-31676 Identified as CVE-2022-31676, this VMware Tools vulnerability can allow a potential attacker with local non-administrative access to the guest operating system (virtual machine) to escalate privileges as

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Top web servers 2022

Which are the most used web servers?

Nginx and Apache are undoubtedly the two most used web servers worldwide. Each of them holds about a third of the market. According to W3Techs’ data, Nginx holds about 34.2% of the market and Apache about 31.2% — 28.9% and 22.6% respectively according to Netcraft’s data. This list includes some of the most popular web

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High Availability (HA)

High Availability (HA)

High Availability or HA eliminates single points of failure in IT systems to minimize the impact of a disruption in systems, databases and applications. Thus reducing the risk of damaging productivity and losing revenue. Redundancy and automatic failure detection are key features to achieve HA. High Availability & Operational performance High Availability refers to an

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Debian GNU/Linux distro

Debian: the second most used Linux distro

Debian is a free, open source Linux distribution. It was initially launched by Ian Murdock in 1993 as the “Debian Linux Release”. It was the first distribution to be open for contribution to all users and developers. Debian GNU/Linux The Debian GNU/Linux distribution includes the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel, and thousands of prepackaged

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Server administration

Server administration: key aspects and tools

Server administration is essential to guarantee high performance and business continuity, as servers often host valuable data and mission-critical applications. So, either internally or externally, it must be carefully addressed. What is server administration? Server administration comprehends all tasks related to managing, optimizing and monitoring servers, networks and systems in order to ensure they work

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Import and export MySQL and MariaDB databases

How to export and import MySQL or MariaDB databases

In this post, we will focus on the process to export and import databases in MySQL and MariaDB in order to create a backup. There is not the slightest doubt that backups are essential to be protected against incidents such as data losses or cyberattacks. Therefore, when backing up websites and applications, it is important

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