Setup and Configure CentOS Server Part 1

CentOS is essentially a free implementation of the open source code from Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Logos and other trademarks aside, CentOS is RHEL at its core without the licensing fees. As such, CentOS has become very popular among server administrators as an ideal Linux server solution. This brief tutorial will explain how to get […]

How Do I Create an Ubuntu User with a Home Directory?

On an Ubuntu server, you might encounter a problem when it comes time to create a new user manually. Running the “useradd” command will create a user but do nothing else. It will not ask you to create a password or create a home directory. There are two easy solutions for this:
1. Run useradd […]

How to Create Batches of New Users

When you deploy a new dedicated server, you sometimes need to migrate your users from an old system.  While it is perfectly reasonable to manually add Linux users when there are only a few, adding a large number can be exhausting and time consuming.  Fortunately, the “newusers” command gives you the ability to add multiple […]

How to create users on a Linux server

Generally speaking, you do not normally need to add new website users from the command line on a web server with a control panel. Most control panels will automatically setup users and groups when new websites are created. There are, however, times when you might want to create users and groups manually.
For example, […]