Category: Using Linux

Useful debian command: Netselect-Apt

From all the different VPS providers I have tried I’ve most often only used the default mirrors that are installed when the VPS is provisioned which sometimes is not the closest one. You can and update this to the  geographically…

Useful debian command: apt-file

In later versions of debian-based systems  there’s a command named “apt-file”, it is used to determine which installation package a certain file can be found in. This can for example be used when something is missing when you compile from…

List installed packages in debian

Haven’t we all been there when we have put so many hours in completing the perfect installation? Then we do it all over again with the next vps/server? There actually is a pretty nice feature to get a list of…

Introduction to Minstall

One of my favourite quickstart scripts is Minstall, a helpful script to use on your freshly installed VPS. With Minstall you can remove unnecessary services and install commonly used services, it will let you start with a low-mem using VPS. The readme…