What is NFS?

Once you delve into the world of Linux and Unix dedicated servers, you are likely to encounter the term NFS. What is it and how is it used in server configuration?
NFS stands for Network File System (NFS) and serves as a method for mounting drives or directories remotely over a network. NFS has […]

How to Check and Repair a Filesystem with FSCK

It may look similar to a dirty word, but we can assure you that fsck is a tool that can make your dedicated server’s filesystem squeaky clean. With this easy command, you can check for errors and fix them.
To begin you will need to access your server’s command line interface. You can use SSH […]

Using Webmin to Manage Filesystems

Mounting and managing file systems is something normally reserved for the command line on Linux and Unix servers, but Webmin is a comprehensive system administration panel that includes support for file system management. With it you can mount devices, configure them to your liking, name partitions, and perform a number of other file system related […]

Back to the Basics #9: File Systems

Unix and Linux servers are much more common than Windows servers, so there is a good chance that you will encounter at least one during your time as a system administrator. Therefore, it is a good idea to be familiar with the peculiarities of the file systems, which differ in many ways from Windows desktops.
Since […]

Tips for Grub Repair on a Linux Server

In most cases, a Linux server will not stop working unless someone does something to it. In other words, if you do not attempt to tweak it or optimize it, you do not have to worry about waking up one morning to find out none of your websites are active.
Having said that, we all make […]