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Dec, 18

What is Windows VPS?

  • by Oliver K
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What is Windows VPS? A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a virtual machine that is run on a high-performance server, alongside other virtual machines. This is done with a help of a special virtualizer, which allows for full VM isolation and truly dedicated resources. The performance of a VPS holds the nearest resemblance to the performance of a dedicated server, however at a much lower price, as serveral VMs are run on a single physical server.     Why choose a VPS over traditional web hosting? There are multiple factors that define whether a VPS or a regular shared hosting...

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Dec, 18

What is Remote Desktop?

  • by Oliver K
  • in Server
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What is Remote Desktop? Remote Desktop is a Microsoft Windows application that allows remote control of a windows machine (be it a regular PC or server) from another Windows machine. Remote desktop connections contain some protocols like Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), Virtual Network Computing (VNC), NX technology and Independent Computing Architecture (ICA). There is also no installation required, as it comes preloaded with any Windows OS since Windows XP/ Windows NT 4.0.  To use remote desktop, you must enable it on both the machines, and have a constant internet...

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Dec, 18

What is IPMI?

  • by Oliver K
  • in Server
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What is IPMI? IPMI (i.e. Intelligent Platform Management Interface) is a set of standardized specifications for hardware-based platform management systems that provides management and monitoring capabilities independently of the host's CPU, firmware (BIOS or UEFI) and operating system. You can use it to connect to the server over IP, to be exact it is KVM over IP. Nowadays, nearly all of the modern servers have this technology built in to the motherboard, however it could also be added as an extra module to the older servers that do not come with it.  IPMI can be configured through...

What Software is Best for Virtualization? If you wish to use multiple operating systems on the same machine, virtualization is the go-to solution. With its help, you can divide the server hardware into multiple virtual machines running different OS (they could also have the same OS running on them if that is what you need). Virtualization has many benefits to it including: stopping server sprawl (i.e. a situation in which multiple under-utilized servers take up more space and consume more resources than justififed by their workload), saving costs, increasing uptime and allowing you to...

In this article, we will explain how to upload local files from a Windows-based PC to a Linux VPS (e.g. CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, etc.). In this case, the Windows PC will be referred to as the source and the Linux VPS will be referred to as the destination. For the purposes of demonstartion, we have created a file on the desktop named “test.txt”. Open “Run” by pressing the windows key on your keyboard+R or by typing run into the search bar In the opened window type cmd and press Enter. Enter the file's directory by typing cd followed by...

How to Connect to a VPS Using an Android Device? Imagine you are a proud of a owner of a VPS where you mange your website, database, documents etc. Suppose that you have to access your VPS but you only have a mobile device with you. What should you do? The solution for this is to make a remote connection from your phone to the server. Follow the steps below to configure the application. (Note that this tutorial is based for Android devices) Download Microsoft remote desktop application from google play   Open the application. You should see a first page such as below. Tap...

How to Fix Copy/Paste Problem in Windows VPS? At times, VPS server have a very noticable issue: upon login, the copy paste function is not working. This article will help you diagnose and fix this problem. The first step towards the solution, is diagnosing the problem. The diagnosis is split into two parts, A and B. If following part A does not sove the isssue or it is already done, then please follow part B. In the source computer (i.e. the computer that you are using to connect to the VPS), open Remote Desktop Connection(RDP), go to Local Resources tab, click on Show...

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Feb, 19

To block or accept traffic in mikrotik, follow below steps: At first we should login to the router OS. Open router login page (use winbox or web access), enter IP, username and password and click connect. ( as shown below ) In opened windows, click on “IP” menu and select firewall in submenu. Select the first tab named as “Filter Rules”. Note: when list is empty, all IP and networks can access to the router. If you add only one rule, all traffic will be re-arranged based on this rule. Click on add (blue plus item) to insert new rule. In opened windows you can...

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Feb, 19

Making backups is necessary for every host and of databases. We want to describe how to make a backup from your host database by using phpmyadmin. Login to Cpanel and find “databases” section. Click on “Phpmyadmin”. After opening, you will see all of your databases on the left side of the window. Click on the database that you wish to make a backup and click “export” tab. In export tab, you can see the options of export. Quick mode starts making the backup without any option but in custom mode you can choose more options. Recommend to use custom mode...

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Feb, 19

In this article we will describe ten different PuTTy tips and tricks for you to have a better user experience. Changing PuTTy Window TitleTo change the title of PuTTy window, in left side menu, select “Behaviour” submenu from “Window” section. Write what you want to show in title bar in the "Window title:" box as shown in the image below.     Making PuTTy full screenYou can resize the PuTTy window and set it into in full screen mode by pressing the "alt" and "enter" keys silmoutaneously, however this feature must be enabled first. To do...

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Feb, 19

To guarantee the MikroTik security and to avoid any kind of attack, one of the security configuration is changing the port number of the Winbox. To know about ports and to change the port numbers, follow the steps below: Use Winbox application or any other method to login to Winbox. In this article, we will be using the Winbox application. Click on “IP” menu and select “services”. In the newly opened window, you can see all of the ports that are used by MikroTik to be connected online. Double click on the port that you wish to change the port number. Set the...

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Feb, 19

Making backups and saving configurations is the most important section on MikroTik. To create backup from your configuration in MikroTik, follow the steps below: Login to your MikroTik OS with Winbox application. Note that the user has admin privileges. Click on the “Files” menu on the left, then on the new window it shows all your files. Click on backup button. In appeared window, type the backup file name. For further security, set password to the backup file. Click on backup and the file will be...

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Feb, 19

Imagine your an IT administrator. You created a big network and someone wants to remotely connect to the server and work remotely. You can’t share the server IP with him for security purposes. What should you do? In this situation, you should use port forwarding to handle all requests. Below we give a step-by-step guide how to configure port forwarding. Login to your own MikroTik server with admin privileges. Click on “IP” from the left side panel. In the opened submenu, click on “Firewall”. We should use “NAT” (Network Address Translation) tab...

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Mar, 19

One of the ways to disable Windows from updating automatically, is by altering some settings from group policy. To perform this, follow the given steps: Press start+R to open run and type gpedit.msc to open local group policy editor. Go to below directory: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update When you click on “windows update” the list of objects will appear on the right side. Select “configure Automatic Updates” and double click on it. In opened window. Click on...

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Mar, 19

Block URL on MikroTik

If you are managing a network and you would like to filter specific web site URL's (such as Facebook or twitter), with MikroTik VPS it is possible to set-up the configurations by following the steps below: At first, add the website name to the list and then make the action to accept or drop the URL. To perform this, open firewall from IP> firewall and then click on “layer7 protocols”. Click on plus icon. In opened small window, type a name for the URL and in Regexp box type the URL expression like ^.+(yourdomain).*$. After adding the sites to the list, you should grant the...