How to Install Nextcloud 12 on Ubuntu 16.04

How to Install Nextcloud 12 on Ubuntu 16.04

Today we will show you how to install Nextcloud on  Ubuntu 16.04, using Apache web-server and MySQL database.

Nextcloud is open source self-hosted file sync and share application forked from ownCloud. It has a lot of extra Calendar, Sync and Contacts features, apart from their file hosting features and it is a great free alternative to some popular services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, etc.

It is fairly easy to install Nextcloud on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS. The installation process should take about 5-10 minutes if you follow the very easy steps described below. (more…)

open source sysadmin tools

Open source sysadmin tools we use on a daily basis

Being a Linux system and network administrator requires a lot of time and dedication. Sysadmins usually have hundreds of tasks they need to do every day, some of which may be repetitive. This is where the sysadmin tools come in handy. There’s an open source application for just about anything. You can get a lot more work done if you’d automate repetitive tasks and manage your time properly. If you are in tech support, you’ll most likely use and support hundreds if not thousands of different software and applications. Managing all of them at the same time, or with even just a small number of them can be difficult if you don’t use the proper tools.