Month: August 2018

How to install Vagrant on Ubuntu 18.04

Vagrant is an open source command line tool for building and managing virtual machine environments. By default Vagrant can provision machines on top of VirtualBox, Hyper-V and Docker but many other providers such as Libvirt (KVM), VMware and AWS can be installed via the Vagrant plugin system. Vagrant is mostly used by developers to easily […]

How to Set Up Apache Virtual Hosts on CentOS 7

Apache Virtual Hosts allows multiple websites to run on one Web server. With virtual hosts, you can specify the site document root (the directory which contains the website files), create a separate security policy for each site, use different SSL certificates for each site and much more. In this tutorial, we’ll provide a step by […]

Learn how to install several VPN protocols on your Linux device

Operating systems appear as all-around tools that facilitate our interactions with our devices and even the Internet itself. They manage and organize all of our apps, files, documents, programs, and other vital elements. Among them, Windows and macOS are the most popular for desktop computers, while iOS and Android take the crown for smartphones and […]

How to display data in a human-friendly way on Linux

Not everyone thinks in binary or wants to mentally insert commas into large numbers to come to grips with the sizes of their files. So, it’s not surprising that Linux commands have evolved over several decades to incorporate more human-friendly ways of displaying information to its users. In today’s post, we look at some of […]

AMD’s New Threadripper 2990WX Much Faster On Linux Than Windows 10

AMD’s monster 32-core Threadripper 2990WX CPU released this week to mostly positive reviews alongside a touch of criticism. When pitted against its closest Intel rival — the Core i9 7980 XE — it offers mostly superior performance and a clear value proposition, especially when tapping software that thrives on high core and thread counts. There’s […]

How to limit CPU usage with CPULimit on Ubuntu Linux

This tutorial describes how to limit CPU usage in Ubuntu 18.04. I will use the cpulimit utility for this purpose. Cpulimit is a tool which limits the CPU usage of a process (expressed in percentage, not in CPU time). It is useful to control batch jobs when you don’t want them to eat too many CPU cycles. […]