No, it's not a must.
You can have your server running dyndns or something similar, which uses dynamic IP.
It does not increase security.
ifconfig eth0 a.a.a.a netmask x.x.x.x up
ifconfig eth1 b.b.b.b netmask y.y.y.y up
To actually save it, it depends on your distribution.
The 12.04 version is an LTS (long term support) which means that Ubuntu will provide updates for 5 years since the release of the version (mid...
I'd give CentOS, Ubuntu a try.
I'm sure the sharing files part is pretty easy to configure.
You could use the 'file' command.
It tells you what kind of file is any particular file.
So, if you add it to your find, and then grep the kind of...
If you're on a shared hosting I don't think you can block ping.
But, just in case you can look for 'firewall' in your control panel.
Contact your hosting.
Either your server is out of memory or your VPS is misconfigured.
Sorry for the delay.
Yes, SELECT is enough if you want them to only have read access to the DB.
In that case, create a user with restricted access to the DB (grant SELECT) for each one of your investors.
That way they don't have full access...
I'm not sure this is the case, but I think it brings up an interesting point, since many companies outsource their website development and, since...
I don't have ubuntu in my computer, but I use it extensively for servers.
I'm pretty happy with their software versions and upgrades.
It is my...
Hard to say.. what do you use your Linux for?
You should install the distros on your computer (use VirtualBox, it's free :) ). I think the best way to learn linux is by trying it.
Try munin. It can graph memory, cpu, network, etc.
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