What the heck is ‘www-data’

The ‘www-data’ is the default user of Nginx and Apache servers on Ubuntu system. That’s why when we need to serve some files or CMS with Nginx we change the ownership of the folder to: www-data:www-data If you are wondering why there’s 2 ‘www-data’ separated by colon, it’s because first is the username and second … Read more

Best Linux distribution for MySql database

I’ve been researching the web for this topic for a couple of hours and came to a conclusion that savvy programmers prefer CentOS for running their MySql and other databases. Here’s an interesting poll. Yes, it’s dated but still, all the fresh info I found on this topic tend to stick with the same choice. … Read more

Command to show information about my linux distribution

The quickest way to find out is to type: cat /etc/*-release in my case the result is: CentOS Linux release 8.3.2011 NAME=”CentOS Linux” VERSION=”8″ ID=”centos” ID_LIKE=”rhel fedora” VERSION_ID=”8″ PLATFORM_ID=”platform:el8″ PRETTY_NAME=”CentOS Linux 8″ ANSI_COLOR=”0;31″ CPE_NAME=”cpe:/o:centos:centos:8″ HOME_URL=”https://centos.org/” BUG_REPORT_URL=”https://bugs.centos.org/” CENTOS_MANTISBT_PROJECT=”CentOS-8″ CENTOS_MANTISBT_PROJECT_VERSION=”8″ CentOS Linux release 8.3.2011 CentOS Linux release 8.3.2011 If you are interested what command cat /etc/*-release means … Read more