How to speed test your server/vps bandwidth

Most folk have encountered the tool for testing broadband bandwidth speeds. To test your debian linux server/vps bandwidth speed using the same service via CLI do the following: SSH to your server as root or use sudo Download the speed test python script Set permissions to allow it to be executed At this point … Read more

Upgrade to MariaDB 10.4 VestaCP Debian 9

Out the box MariaDB on Debian 9 was 10.1 on my VestaCP server. This wasn’t high enough to run some of the web apps I needed, so I did the following to upgrade (based on MariaDB’s recommended process for upgrading). This guide will show you how to easily upgrade your MariaDB database server if you’re … Read more

How to quickly install WordPress via shell

This guide will show you how to install WordPress to your linux server with a single SSH input. Point your domains dns at your webspace (if it isn’t already). Create your wordpress MySQL database in your hosting control panel noting down username, password and database name in your text editor of choice. SSH to your … Read more

How to install Postman Debian Linux

I’ve been meaning to try out Postman for a while now to learn more about API’s and how they work. Anyway, I finally got round to doing this thanks to the current lock-down situation. Initially I tried to install it using snap as follows: Snap Install Install snap Install postman via snap This however resulted … Read more

Matebook Pro Debian Linux Guide

I just got a new Matebook X Pro i7/512GB SSD version from Amazon (which was the best UK price I could find). The hardware is very nice indeed, excellent screen with super slim bezels, great keyboard, excellent general hardware quality plus an 8th Gen i7 cpu. The Matebook X Pro wasn’t touted as The Verges … Read more

Spotify Linux Repo Key Not Available Debian/Ubuntu

I had the following issue when running sudo apt update to update my repositories in Debian Stretch W: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: testing InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not … Read more