How to Add and Drop MySQL Users

Most MySQL users manage their databases using some type of graphical user interface (GUI), whether it is a web-based tool like phpMyAdmin or a desktop tool like MySQL Administrator. For a dedicated server system administrator, however, there are times when it may actually be more convenient to use queries in the MySQL text-only command line […]

A Basic Introduction to the Linux Command Line

If you are managing a Linux server for the first time, you are probably using a web-based control panel, such as cPanel/WHM. ¬†While a control panel may fill most of your basic needs as a system administrator, there are some tasks best left to the command line. On a remote Linux server, you can access […]

What is

Work with a dedicated server long enough and you are bound to see this rather odd-looking IP address. Do not panic, and do not start worrying that someone has hacked your brand new server. Most importantly of all, do not, under any circumstances, attempt to block this address.
For all intents and purposes, […]