Using Ansible Modules

One of the ways Ansible executes specific tasks is through the use of modules. Modules are discrete units of code that can be used in an Ansible playbook or directly from a command-line interface. By leveraging Ansible modules you can easily manage and maintain your Ansible deployments. In this article, we will outline how Ansible Read More >

How to Install Docker on CentOS 7

Docker is a popular open-source tool used to create, deploy, and run applications by using containers. These containers are isolated, discrete packages that contain all of the software and configuration files necessary to run specific applications. In this article, we will outline some reasons why you might want to use Docker as well as the Read More >

How to Install Apache Tomcat 8 on Ubuntu

Apache Tomcat (sometimes referred to as simply Tomcat) is a popular open-source web server software used to set up Java-based server environments. The technologies used in Tomcat include Java Servlet, Java Server Pages, Java Expression Language, and WebSocket and provides an HTTP server environment ideal for running Java-based applications. Apache Tomcat can be installed on Read More >

What is Infrastructure as Code?

One of the first steps in setting up your data center infrastructure involves the provisioning and management of data center resources. While this can be done via physical hardware configuration, some users may prefer to use automated software deployments that can be implemented remotely. This method of provisioning and managing data centers is referred to Read More >

How to Install Apache Tomcat on CentOS 7

Apache Tomcat (sometimes simply referred to as Tomcat) is a popular open-source web server software used to set up Java-based server environments. The technologies used in Tomcat include Java Servlet, Java Server Pages, Java Expression Language, and WebSocket and provides an HTTP server environment ideal for running Java-based applications. In this article, we will outline Read More >

Ansible vs Terraform

When trying to determine what software solution best suits your needs, it can be difficult to sort through all of the available options. Oftentimes the differences between two given software solutions are not immediately apparent. In this article, we will outline the differences between two popular open-source software management solutions, Ansible and Terraform. While both Read More >

Using ad-hoc Commands in Ansible

While writing Ansible playbooks allows you to pre-plan automated software deployments and other tasks, you may find yourself in need of simpler commands that allow you to do less complex tasks such as powering down servers or managing users. For these tasks, you may want to use ad-hoc commands. In this article, we will outline Read More >

Installatron for cPanel Setup Guide

Installatron is a popular application installer that provides a graphical user interface for users to install and manage various applications with a few simple mouse-clicks. This tool integrates with cPanel, Plesk, Webmin and other server control panel platforms and can be used to install popular applications such as WordPress and Joomla! While Installatron offers both Read More >

Streaming with OBS

With online streaming becoming increasingly popular, there are now many options when it comes to streaming software. Streaming software typically involves “capturing” the contents of your computer screen and then broadcasting it to a streaming server. One of the most popular ways to do this is with Open Broadcaster Software (OBS), a free and open-source Read More >