Posts Tagged Linux

Can I connect to an amazon instance and create more instances?

Can I connect to an amazon instance and create more instances? I have heard this question several times now and the answer is yes. You are limited to running 20 On-Demand and 100 Spot Instances per region with Amazon EC2. If that not enough for you then you’ll need to file a Request to Increase the EC2 Instance Limit, to use more instances.

Each instance is basically a virtual machine running on amazons infrastructure, and each instance is allocated its own address allowing you to connect to it. Because each instance runs independently you can connect to as many as you want simultaneously. Read the rest of this entry »

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Save Outlook 2010 Archive Remotely

Save Outlook 2010 Archive Remotely

Have you ever had your computer lost or stolen, had to format it, or had a corrupted HDD, well if you have you’ll know its a pain, especially when trying to get you data back. Now with high-speed networks and cheap storage its becoming more common to backup are data remotely. This helps reduce data lost in the event your computer is lost or damaged.

This is all fair and well for your documents, you just copy them to a remote server and you can sleep safe in the knowledge your files will be OK. But what about your emails, these can be just as important, if not more, then your documents, in fact someone told me the other day that his emails were like is calendar and identity and would be completely lost without them, so its worth ensuring they are all backed up correctly. Read the rest of this entry »

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Top 10 uses for Dedicated/Cloud server

So you want a Dedicated or Cloud server, or you already have one and you want to know what to do with it, well there are many uses for remote servers, just check out the long list at ubuntu.com. But witch ones are actually worth installing, well that depends on your needs, if you need a web-server then install LAMP, if you need a chat server install IRC. But its always good to look at other servers you can install because it might inspire you to improve your service, If you are already running a popular website on a LAMP server you might not realise you could install an IRC server and provide your readers with a chat room. So read on for my Top 10 uses for a sever Read the rest of this entry »

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VPN: Cannot find Address

VPN is great, it enables us to securely connect to work from home or anywhere else, but there are often problems. I find the most common problem is that people can’t connect to a computer over VPN when the server address uses the same address scheme as the network their connecting form.

For example is you’re at home I bet your IP address is something like 192.168.0.3 and your gateway is 192.168.0.1, no problems there at all. But what happens if your VPN connection uses a similar address scheme, so your server address is something like 192.168.0.254. The problem happends because the first 3 numbers in a normal IP Address is used to identify the network and the last digit identifies the computer, if there are two networks with the same address i.e. 192.168.0 then how does your computer decide witch netowk to look at? Read the rest of this entry »

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Top 10 Command Line Games

On a more light-hearted subject, what are my Top 10 Favourite Command line games for Linux? I bet you’re asking yourself why command line games? Well I’m often using Linux boxes via command line, and sometimes I get mantel blocks, tired or just bord and I want to play a game. There are more Command Line games then you think and most of them can provide a welcome break from your busy day and often a great source of inspiration. Read the rest of this entry »

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Running an Amazon EC2 Linux Instance

Ubuntu LogoWell if you read my previous tutorial then hopefully you’ll have an understanding of how to setup and run an Amazon EC2 Windows Instance, In this tutorial I’ll go through how to setup a Linux instance, don’t worry I’ll go through it from the start so you don’t need to read my Windows Tutorial if you don’t want.

I used Windows for my first tutorial because nearly everyone has used it at some point. However Windows has many drawbacks, the first and foremost being its Windows and it also takes 15 minutes to start-up. Linux only takes a few minutes to power up, however it does not have a nice GUI like windows, you’ll have to use the fun fun Command line, no seriously its more fun then windows, it doesn’t crash.

So how do you get one of these fast and reliable Linux instances up and running, well…. Read the rest of this entry »

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