Using the Linux cat command

In this article I’m going to review using the Linux cat command in order to view the contents of files on your server. To be able to follow with any of the examples in this article, you’ll need to have a VPS (Vitual Private Server) or dedicated server with SSH access. More information about this Read More >

Using the Linux sar command

In this article I’ll be explaining the Linux sar command and some of its many uses for helping you track down possible bottleneck problems on your server. Please note in order to follow along with this guide you’d need to have a VPS (Virtual Private Server) or dedicated server to have access to the sar Read More >

How to change file permissions and ownership settings while in SSH

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can edit file permissions and adjust file ownership settings while in SSH. This is not the only way to change permissions settings however, it can be done within your cPanel’s File Manager as well. Changing File Permissions The chmod command is used to change file permissions. The Read More >

How to edit files while in ssh using nano

There are several programs available for you to use to edit files while in the Linux command line. Here at InMotion Hosting, our System Administration team primarily uses programs called nano and vi. Vi is a very sophisticated program with somewhat of a high learning curve. Because of this, we’re going to show you how Read More >

How to Manage Files from within SSH

In our previous articles, we showed you how to login via ssh and also how to navigate through your folders via ssh. In this article, we’ll show you how to manage your files from within the command line (ssh). When referring to managing your files, we are referring to common tasks such as: creating folders Read More >

Navigate command line structure in SSH

In our previous article, we showed you how to login to your server via SSH. If you’re following along our tutorial, the next item to learn is how to navigate around the file system. This is the same whether you are using a shared, VPS, or Dedicated account. Using SSH with your files The following Read More >

How to add your IP Address to the Firewall (for SSH access)

For security reasons, SSH access to your VPS is blocked at the firewall level. Before you can connect to your account via SSH, you will need to add your local IP address to the firewall. Adding your IP address to the Firewall Find your IP address. Visit the following url: Note the IP address Read More >

How to give (or remove) shell access to cPanel accounts

When creating and managing cPanel accounts within WHM, you can decide whether to allow them shell access or not. How to allow shell access when creating a cPanel account When creating a new cPanel account, select the option, “Select Options Manually” After doing this, you will see the option to allow or prevent “Shell Access” Read More >