One of the most popular Linux operating systems (also known as distros) is CentOS. CentOS is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), a Linux distro designed for commercial applications. The most recent version of CentOS is CentOS 8. At the end of 2021, CentOS 8 will be phased out and replaced with CentOS Stream for continued support and development. In this article, we will explore the concepts of RHEL, CentOS 8, and CentOS Stream and discuss how they relate to one another.Continue reading –>
Linux (or, the Linux kernel) is an open source software project that powers a wide variety of computing applications. Many of the world’s most popular websites run on Linux-powered software. The Android phone operating system runs on a modified version of the Linux kernel.Continue reading –>
The easiest way to think of a virtual machine (VM) would be as a computer within a computer. Current technology and processing power now allow for easy creation of virtual computing environments within a “host” computer. Read on to learn what this means and how you can take advantage of this technology. Continue reading –>
In order to better understand what an API is, it’s easier to first ask: What is not an API? An API can be many things, but these are a few things it cannot be:
- A singular computer program that runs and executes a defined set of functions and nothing else.
- A database full of various bits of information.
- A programming language.
Working remotely through the internet may include having to access a web-based application, updating or creating client websites, or simply interacting with your co-workers through web-based productivity suites or other applications. Many of us who are used to working in an office space may not be familiar with working away from the desktops that are anchored on an office desk.Continue reading –>
Enterprise software seems to get more complicated every day. Larger systems require special training or the dispatch of special consultants. Meanwhile, smaller pieces of software often win the day. Smaller software, like browser extensions, can provide a lot of value even in a smaller package. Continue reading –>
The graphic user interface (GUI) makes computer tasks easier for those uncomfortable with the text-only terminal, or command line interface (CLI). It’s quicker and less prone to issues caused by typing mistakes. However, the CLI is more powerful (for those who can take full advantage of it) than the GUI which is a middle-man limited by buttons and specific character requirements.Continue reading –>
Website hosting has many different pieces to it that all work together to store your website’s data safely. From firewalls and security certificates to storage space and bandwidth, the pieces cover a large range of actions.Continue reading –>
It finally happened: your website went down and you’re freaking out because you don’t know what to do or even if you have a recent website backup. Don’t worry, we’re here to help! We’re going to go over some of the common issues that cause a website to crash, what to do, and how to be better prepared if it happens again.Continue reading –>
Why should you open your site for member registration?
Well, membership registration is there by default. All you need to do is enable it. But “just because it’s there” is a horrible reason to do something.Continue reading –>