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 […]

How to Create an Entire Directory Path with One Command

A Linux dedicated server has a hierarchical directory structure.  Files are stored in directories, and those directories are also stored in directories, forming an entire directory trees.  For example, documents that appear on a website may be housed in the /home/lightning/www/html directory path (“lightning” being the username of the website owner).
In order to keep information […]

Apache’s DocumentRoot directive

On an Apache HTTP Server, you can control where the server looks for live HTML documents; in other words, your web pages or content management system. Most web-based control panels set this up for you by default when virtual hosts are created, and changing the panel’s settings could very well break your system.
But if […]