Linux Essentials

This section contains basic information about Linux, systems administration, and common tasks that you will have to perform when working with your Linode.

What is systemd?

An introduction to systemd and systemd unit files.

Introduction to systemctl

This guide will cover how to use `systemctl` to manage systemd services.

What is Linux?

Key topics about the Linux Operating System

Why Use Linux for Development?

A quick answer for why you should use Linux for development.

What is Cloud Computing?

This guide explains a brief overview of what cloud computing is and why you should use it.

Introduction to Linux Administration

This guide introduces important sysadmin concepts and tools for new users who are managing a project on a Linode.

Introduction to Backups

This guide explains to new users why and how they should back up data on their Linodes.