Best of 2017: articles for System Administrators

It has been a full year here at the Fedora Magazine, and now it is over, we are looking back at some of the awesome content from our contributors. Here are some of the best articles from our contributors that are useful for system administrators.

Installing WordPress on Fedora

Looking for a step-by-step tutorial on setting up WordPress on your Fedora server? Look no further:

How to install WordPress on Fedora

Configuring Sudo

This awesome quick tip walks you though setting up sudo — either at install-time, or after-the-fact:

Configure your Fedora system to use sudo

Installing Apache

Apache is available in the official Fedora repos. This article shows you how easy it is an set up a web server on Fedora.

How to install Apache web server on Fedora

How to boot to an earlier Kernel

On rare occasions, though, a new kernel can bring an issue with it. You might need to revert to an older one to keep things working until the bug is fixed. This article shows you how.

How to boot an earlier kernel on Fedora

Changing Kernel options

Learn how kernel configurations are generated and how to best make changes for a custom kernel.

Changing Fedora kernel configuration options

The header image for this post contains Laurel Wreath created by Gabriella Fono from the Noun Project & the server icon created by Aybige from the Noun Project.

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  1. Keti Zilgish

    Please will you kindly clarify whether each of these articles will work equally well on the Fedora Workstation as they would on the Fedora Server because for all practical purposes both these operating systems would have to be installed on different hardware unless you are prepared to get involved in the intricacies of networking in virtual installations.

  2. Yes, they will work equally well with the workstation install. Unlike MS Windows, currently the only practical difference between the workstation and server versions is the installed software. If you want a custom server with a GUI, install the workstation, then install desired server components.

    Windows, on the other hand, puts arbitrary restrictions in “non-server” products like limiting port connections, etc. This serves to artificially divide the the OS versions into the standard capitalist tiered pricing system:


    This structure is ubiquitous the proprietary software world, with sometimes fewer and sometimes more levels.

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