Staying up to date with your Hard Drive with SmartMon Tools


If you run any kind of data server at home, like a NAS, or homelab, keeping an eye on your hard drive health is imperative. smartmontools can provide an indicator of health using the disks’ SMART values. What is SMART? SMART stands for Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology, most modern hard drives, SSD, and eMMC […]

Most Polished Linux Monitoring tools of (2023)


I’m no helicopter admin, not for lack of trying, I usually pop in a few times a week to run some routines and make sure nothing is terribly going awry. I handle most of my business via the terminal, which is all fine and dandy, but outside the various top commands, I’ve never thought of […]

Top 5 Best Email Servers For Linux


Email is a tricky subject… Should you host your own private email? Ever thought about it? Come discover open source Linux email solutions you should try!

The MySQL Cheatsheet you WISH you had before!


MySQL is a popular cross-platform, open-source database server, developed by Michael Widenius, now owned by Oracle. If you are a web developer you’ll encounter it sooner or later, as it often provides the “M” in LEMP/LAMP web stacks, and fulfills the database requirement (or its fork, MariaDB) for WordPress, Drupal and other CMS. Skeptical? It’s […]