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How to Work with BLOB in MySQL Database Hosted on Alibaba Cloud

We will show you how you can store binary data on your MySQL database either hosted with Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB or provisioned on an ECS instance.

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How to Use MySQL Transactions on Alibaba Cloud ECS or ApsaraDB for MySQL

In this article, we will show you how to implement MySQL transactions on your Alibaba Cloud MySQL database to ensure consistency and integrity of your data.

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How to Use Linux File Permissions and Ownership on Alibaba Cloud ECS

In this article, we will take you through the process of understanding Linux file permissions and ownership so that you can regulate the level of inte...

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How to Use Standard MySQL Library Functions on Alibaba Cloud ECS and ApsaraDB

In this guide, we will walk you over the steps of implementing MySQL functions on Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB or MySQL Databases hosted on ECS instances.

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How to Use Basic APT Commands to Manage Packages on Debian-Based Alibaba Cloud Servers

In this article, we will show you how to find, install, remove and upgrade software packages on your Debian based Linux machines hosted on Alibaba Cloud.

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How to Configure Chroot Environments for SFTP Access on Ubuntu 16.04

This article show you how to create an SFTP chroot environment on an ECS instance that locks users to their home directory while restricting shell access for security purposes.

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How to Automate and Schedule Tasks with Crontab on Ubuntu 16.04

In this article, we will walk you through the whole process of automating and scheduling tasks with crontab on an Alibaba Cloud ECS instance.

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How to Setup Email Server with Postfix, Dovecot, DirectMail and SquirrelMail on Ubuntu 16.04 Alibaba ECS

In this guide, we will cover the steps for configuring a full-blown two way email server using Postfix, Dovecot, Alibaba Cloud DirectMail and SquirrelMail on Ubuntu 16.

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How to Protect SSH With Multi-Factor Authentication on Ubuntu 16.04

In this article, we will show you how to enable Multi-factor Authentication on your Ubuntu 16.04 server running on Alibaba Cloud.

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How to Setup HAProxy for Load Balancing On Ubuntu 16.04

In this guide, we will show you how to use HAProxy on your Ubuntu 16.04 server running on Alibaba Cloud to prevent unplanned outages.

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How to Secure Apache Web Server with ModEvasive on Ubuntu 16.04

In this guide, we will show you how to safeguard your Apache web server hosted on Alibaba Cloud against DDoS and brute-force attacks.

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How to Install ownCloud on Alibaba Cloud ECS Ubuntu 16.04

In this guide, we will take you through the steps of installing ownCloud on your Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instance with Ubuntu 16.

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How to Manage Your Alibaba Cloud Linux Server from the Command Line Interface (CLI)

In this guide, we will show you how to manage your Alibaba Cloud Linux ECS instance from the Command Line Interface (CLI).

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How to Optimize MySQL Queries for Speed and Performance on Alibaba Cloud ECS

In this guide, we will take you through the steps of optimizing SQL queries and databases on your Alibaba Cloud ECS instance running Ubuntu 16.04.

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How to Back Up MySQL Database on Alibaba Cloud ECS Ubuntu 16.04

In this guide, we will discuss how you can back up your MySQL database from an Alibaba ECS instance running Ubuntu 16.

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