The technological landscape this week has been characterized by instability and insecurity with cyber security investments rising following the WannaCry ransomware attacks.

When you are running a dedicated server or VPS, it is unlikely that you are going to be the only user that needs to log into it. The chances are that there will be a team of users. While it’s easy to simply share the root password with all the users and have them all log in as the root user for access, this poses a number of potential security issues. Sharing passwords can allow an inexperienced user the ability to run dangerous commands on a system. Meaning that a mistake could become a time consuming problem, rather than a user’s annoyance. In this post we will look at ways  to manage Linux users.

Today we’re exploring LAMP. Nope, not the thing in the corner of your room providing decorative illumination, but the software stack comprising of Linux, Apache, MySQL (or increasingly MariaDB) and PHP (or Perl, or Python, etc). It’s tried and tested and used on a large quantity of web servers on the internet. 

If you are looking to take your brand further, going the live streaming way is a natural choice – as much as 80% of your audience would rather watch a video than read a blog. Learn more about how to capture this audience attention here.

This week we have seen some massive large scale plans launched for Facebook, Blackboard and Dell. Facebook has announced a new AI making use of convolutional neural networks that aims to circumnavigate language barriers around the world. The new AI uses Convolution Neural Networks and parallel processing to translate language at an accelerated rate. The technology suggests that the future of AI is looking very bright indeed, with companies like Facebook and Google putting their massive spending power behind the cause.

Back in November, we showed you how to go about configuring a Minecraft server on a dedicated server or cloud VPS. For those who missed it, you can find it here and get your own Minecraft server experience started. This time, we’ll look at more details of how it’s running and offer a few advanced tips and tricks on configuring and managing the server.