How to set up a web-based lightweight system monitor on Linux

Sometimes we, as a normal user or a system admin, need to know how well our system is running. Many questions related to system status can be answered by checking log files generated by active services. However, inspecting every bit of log files is not easy even for seasoned system admins. That is why they […]
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How to set up a lightweight web server on Raspberry Pi

There are a variety of web server software available for Linux-based platforms including Raspbian. Using one of those available web server software, we can turn Raspberry Pi into a 24/7 available portable web server. In this case, however, we must understand that Raspberry Pi has hardware limitations in terms of CPU clock speed, memory, etc. […]
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How to configure an IP address on Raspberry Pi

The default Raspbian system for Raspberry Pi is set up to get an IP address automatically from the network via DHCP, whether for wired Ethernet or wireless WiFi (via a USB wireless dongle). Raspbian can support both IPv4 and IPv6. IPv4 is ready for use by default, while IPv6 must be enabled manually. If you […]
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How to configure Raspberry Pi for the first time

You flashed an SD card with Raspberry Pi image, and plug the SD card into Raspberry Pi. Then what next? The first thing to do after booting Raspberry Pi is to configure your Raspberry Pi. Each Raspberry Pi system comes with its own software configuration tool. For example, use raspi-config for Raspbian, firstboot for Pidora, […]
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How to write Raspberry Pi image to SD card

Raspberry Pi is a cheap and tiny single-board computer powered by ARM processor. While it was mainly developed for children to learn computer programming, it has also become a versatile device for DIY electronic enthusiasts or computer professionals who build many useful tools based on the tiny hardware. Raspberry Pi comes in two different models […]
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