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Installing Nginx With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Debian Squeeze

Nginx (pronounced “engine x”) is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on a Debian Squeeze server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

Squeeze, Debian, and the FSF

Short version: “Dear FSF, thanks for your appreciation of Debian Squeeze achievements in getting rid of non-free firmware blobs. We still disagree on the overall freeness assessment of Debian, but I’m positive that steps like this one can further future collaboration, in the interest of both projects”.

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Debian Squeeze

Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on a Debian Squeeze server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

Debian 6 Has A Few Rough Spots: Review

Version 6 of Debian GNU/Linux, the popular open-source project that bills itself as “the universal operating system,” hit the Internet on ‘Superbowl Sunday’, packing a trove of updated applications and a pair of new editions to burnish its universal billing.

Debian 6: First Impressions

Did Debian have a contest to redesign its graphics and it wasn’t made public? Did a third grader win that contest? Other than the graphical goofs, Debian 6 is Debian and that’s a good thing.

Debian 6: Have your Debian and eat your Ubuntu too

Debian 6 – and arguably its predecessor as well – is no more difficult to install than Ubuntu and it “just works” right out of the box on every piece of hardware I’ve tested it on. Given the wide range of hardware support Debian boasts – ARM, PowerPC, Itanium, IBM S/390, along with the usual […]

Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Debian Squeeze (LAMP)

LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a Debian Squeeze server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.

Debian 6 Offers Updated Applications, Few Rough Spots

This latest release, which is also known by the Toy Story-inspired name “Squeeze,” will play well in server deployments that draw on open-source components, which the Debian project has a knack for packaging up for easy installation over one of the project’s repository mirror sites.

Manual LVM configuration guide for Debian 6

Debian is one of a handful of Linux distributions with support for setting up LVM, the Linux Logical Volume Manager. LVM brings a level of flexibility to disk management on Linux that is not possible with the traditional disk partitioning scheme. If your favorite Linux distribution supports LVM, I’ll always recommend that you use it […]

Installing And Using OpenVZ On Debian Squeeze (AMD64)

In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare a Debian Squeeze server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project.

Debian “Squeeze” makes key progress toward being a fully free distribution

With last Saturday’s “Squeeze” release, Debian took an important step towards being a fully free distribution and ensuring freedom for its users.

Debian 6.0 (Squeeze) work out of the box with USB sticks

Gone are those days when we want to boot a downloaded ISO image from an USB stick, we need to perform lot of black box operation in order to put/align things in the USB stick so that it could be made bootable.

Get your Debian Squeeze mini CD now!

Get a cool Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 “squeeze” mini CD (8 cm) and help Debian now! You decide how much you want to pay, the profit goes to Debian!

Mustek PoweMust 1000 USB on Debian Squeeze

Some (long) time ago, I wrote an article how to setup a Mustek PowerMust 1000 USB on Debian Sarge. Since then Etch, Lenny and now Squeeze were released and the machine the UPS was attached to was replaced.

The Perfect Desktop – Debian Squeeze

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Debian Squeeze desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

Debian 6 Squeeze

It wasn’t too long ago that I did a very late review of Debian 5. I’m happy to say that it didn’t take me nearly as long to get around to the latest release, Debian 6 Squeeze. If you aren’t familiar with Debian then this release is a great chance to learn about a distro […]

Upgrade to Debian Squeeze and Mediawiki woes

Just a number of days ago Debian released Squeeze as the new stable version. I decided to test the upgrade one or two of CC’s servers to see how it would go. The upgrade process was standard and went without problems, as one comes to expect with Debian. Any problems with the upgrade didn’t manifest […]

The Perfect Server – Debian Squeeze (Debian 6.0) With BIND & Courier [ISPConfig 3]

This tutorial shows how to prepare a Debian Squeeze (Debian 6.0) server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, […]

5 Key Things to Know About Debian 6.0 ‘Squeeze’

Everything in a new release is thoroughly tried and tested, which explains why the last version — Debian 5.0 “Lenny” — debuted almost exactly two years ago. Squeeze was officially released on February 6th, and here the 5 most important things to know about it:…

Debian6.0 Squeeze is released! With Screenshots Tour

Finally, after 24 Months of constant developement Debian Squeeze 6.0 has been released today, this release comes with many updates and new features, it includes the KDE Plasma Desktop and Applications, the debianGNOME, Xfce, and LXDE desktop environments…

Upgrade Debian Lenny To Squeeze In A Few Simple Steps

One rather old laptop and one server were the test objects for this howto. Both systems do not have any RAID devices and use a simple partition scheme from a default basic Lenny install. If your setup deviates much from this, it’s highly recommended to read all details of the Debian Release Notes before you […]

Sweet Six: Falling In Love With Debian, Again

The release of Debian 6 brought back those good ol’ days of Linux-Fun. Debian 6 also reminded me why I ditched Windows and Mac and moved to GNU/Linux – freedom. Installing Debian also proved that I don’t have to worry about any proprietary hardware running on my machine, if there is any it is opening […]

HowTo: Upgrade Debian 5.0 (Lenny) To Debian 6.0 (Squeeze)

Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” has been released and how do I upgrade to Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 from the previous release, Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (“Lenny”) using command prompt?

Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” released

After 24 months of constant development, the Debian Project is proud to present its new stable version 6.0 (code name “Squeeze”). Debian 6.0 is a free operating system, coming for the first time in two flavours. Alongside Debian GNU/Linux, Debian GNU/kFreeBSD is introduced with this version as a “technology preview”.

squeeezy – wheezy ready for development

As you may already know, Squeeze has now become the domain of the Stable Release Managers; in other words, we’ve released! This was the first Debian release which was accompanied by a live commentary on identi.ca[IC].

Can you believe it? The Debian website has a new layout!

Hi, Did you have a look at the Debian Website[0] today? No? You really should have. Or maybe you had a look at planet, wiki, lists.d.o or packages.d.o, and understand what this mail is about?

Two days till Debian Squeeze goes Stable

A lot of Debian users prefer running Unstable/Sid or Testing on the desktop. I may very well take that route myself. There’s also talk of a Constantly Usable Testing branch of Debian.

bits from the DPL: collab., comm., debconf, … & Squeeze party!

Dear Developers, let’s see if I can intrude in the Squeeze release countdown (to expire during the upcoming week-end [1]!) with some DPL bits.

Debian 6.0: Stability and Power to the People

Debian official releases are more rare than releases of other distributions, but tend to matter less to users. Judging by the second release candidate, Debian 6.0 will be no exception. In other words, the new release should deliver the usual ultra-reliability, and serve as a solid basis not only for Debian itself, but also the […]

Debian’s next release likely this weekend

The next release of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution is likely to take place this weekend. The last release, Lenny, was made on February 14, 2009. However, given that Debian only makes a release when it is ready, and not according to some artificial timetable, the date could slip.

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