Jay is a passionate technologist and enjoys working on just about any form technology he can get his hands on. He spends his free time tinkering with network/server hardware, virtualization, Raspberry Pi’s, writing scripts, and more. He holds a master’s degree in information systems technology management from Capella University.
The htop Command | Linux Essentials Tutorial
In Linux, the top command is used to view a server’s processor activity in real-time. The htop command is an alternative to top, offering an easier interface featuring color, mouse operation, the ability to scroll through processes. In this video, we'll show how htop is overall more intuitive, although providing similar output as the regular top command.
Cockpit | An Easy to Use Web GUI for Your Linux Servers
Cockpit gives you a GUI for your server, which can be accessed via a web browser. Cockpit makes it easy to start containers, administer storage, configure networks, inspect logs, and perform system tasks with a mouse. You can think of Cockpit like a graphical “desktop interface”, but for individual servers.
Speed Up Your SSH Sessions with These Seven Quick SSH Config Tricks
If you frequently connect to servers via SSH with different configurations, using an SSH Config File can simplify the way you connect to these servers. In this video, Jay will show you 7 ways to use SSH Config Files to make your SSH experience much easier.
How to Reset SSH Host Keys when Deploying Linux Templates in Proxmox
In this video, we'll go over how to create a new set of SSH host keys for each instance that you create from an image. Resetting SSH host keys, and making sure that each instance that you set up has different host keys, is vital to server security.
How to use the ps Command | Linux Command Line Basics
The ps aux command is a tool to monitor processes running on your Linux system. A process is associated with any program running on your system, and is used to manage and monitor a program’s memory usage, processor time, and I/O resources. Since the ps aux command displays an overview of all the processes that are running, it is a great tool to understand and troubleshoot the health and state of your Linux system.
18 Commands That Will Change The Way You Use Linux Forever
When it comes to using Linux, there's usually a few ways to accomplish a task. Here are eighteen commands that will change the way you use Linux forever. Whether you're a Linux newbie or a seasoned SysAdmin, you'll find this video helpful.
How to use Multiple SSH Keys | Managing Different SSH Keys on your System
There’s a good chance you’ve been using SSH (Secure Shell) to access your Linode from your computer. In this video, we’ll cover how to generate and use SSH Key Pairs for easily and securely logging into your server.
Choosing the Right Linux Distribution | Pros & Cons of the Top 7 Server Distros
In this video, we'll take a look at 7 different distributions of the Linux Operating System, as well as the pros and cons of each distro. This can help you determine which distribution you want to run on your Server or Workstation. Hint: There's no one right answer.
Git on Linux Simplified | How to Setup Your First Repository and Use Version Control
In this video, we'll take a look at using git for version control of files. Git is handy for keeping track of edits to code and gives you the ability to clone other repositories, or publish to your own. Git is very popular with developers and programers, but can be used for almost anything text-related.
Master the Linux Command Line: Background & Foreground Jobs to Swap Tasks with the fg and bg Command
In this video, we'll take a look at how to send tasks to the background, and then bring them to the foreground in Linux. This can helps get the current task out of the way so you can switch to something else, without having to use multiple terminal windows.
Three Modern Unix Commands that will Change the Way You Search For Files
In this video, we'll take a look at the ripgrep suite of utilities. Specifically we'll cover how to use ripgrep to perform file and text searches on your system. We'll also cover 2 of the extended rgrep utilities from the Modern Unix Suite.