Mar 222013

Finally spring is come, it’s a good time to start to go out and do some walks, or perhaps it’s a good moment to take a look at the best articles published on during this cold winter.

This is a short list of the most read articles during last winter:

7 – The Importance of Securing a Linux Web Server

With the significant prevalence of Linux web servers globally, security is often touted as a strength of the platform for such a purpose. However, a Linux based web server is only as secure as its configuration and very often many are quite vulnerable to compromise. While specific configurations vary wildly due to environments or specific use, there are various general steps that can be taken to insure basic security considerations are in place.

Many risks are possible from a compromise including using the web server into a source of malware, creating a spam-sending relay, a web or TCP proxy, or other malicious activity. The operating system and packages can be fully patched with security updates and the server can still be compromised based purely on a poor security configuration. Security of web applications first begins with configuring the server itself with strict security in mind.
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Nov 132012

It’s from some time that I don’t post about the most read articles on Linuxaria, and so today I present you a small list of the top 7 articles of the last 3 months published on Linuxaria, and that perhaps you have missed, in that case this is a good chance to read them.

7) Linux shell, how to use the exec option in find with examples

In a former article I’ve wrote about the command locate, an useful command to find quickly a file in your computer.
An alternative to locate is the command find : GNU find searches the directory tree rooted at each given file name by evaluating the given expression from left to right, according to the rules of precedence, until the outcome is known (the left hand side is false for and operations, true for or), at which point find use the defined action and moves on to the next file name.

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Aug 142012

Around 2 years ago I started this project, and I’m happy to see that all my work has given some good results.

I’ve received many articles by contributors and a lot of help in the corrections of the articles, I’ve published some of the things I’ve learned in my years as system administrator and installed and tested new softwares that probably I would not have seen otherwise.

It’s been an interesting journey so far and as first thing i must thank all the people that have helped with the website, but also all the readers that have left a comment, sent an email or just visited the website, THANKS !

And now, some statistical number, some curiosity and the most viewed articles for these 2 years.
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The Joint Contest of Zorin OS, Linuxaria and Linux notes from DarkDuck

With Zorin OS next release not far away, I am happy to announce a special contest. This contest is organised together by Zorin OS team, Linuxaria, Linux notes from DarkDuck and Buy Linux CDs. Who can participate? Everyone with a passion for Linux, and with some writing skills. If you’re good enough to compose a short e-mail […]

Top Ten articles for Linuxaria in 2011

The first days of the new year are a good moment to look back at the past year and see what have been the most read articles of the site, this is also a good opportunity for you to read (or re-read) them. And, a bit late, but i wish you all a Happy New […]