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.
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.
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 the...
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 (and...
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.
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