How to Reset Root Password on Cloud Server

Strong system security requires equally strong passwords, which, in turn, make the passwords more difficult to remember. In such case that the password for the Linux root user account is lost without an alternative sign-in method like an SSH-key, you might end up locked out of your own system. Luckily, resetting the root password of […]

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Problems With Windows Remote Desktop

If you are having problems with your Windows server using Remote Desktop (RDP), there are a couple of things that could be at fault. This troubleshooting guide aims to help in ruling out some of the most common causes for poor functionality. Problems connecting Even while you might have trouble connecting using Remote Desktop, you […]

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MySQL Database Problems

Big part of the content on the Internet is stored on databases for which MySQL is a popular choice. But what to do when suddenly your dynamic content doesn’t load, or when returning to your website you are greeted by a nearly empty white page with message “Error establishing a database connection”. This guide is […]

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Apache2 Problems On Cloud Server

Problems with loading a website are often blamed on the Internet connection, but even the most perfectly setup network cannot help if there is no service to reply at your destination. One of the most popular HTTP servers used for this task is Apache2. Much of Apache’s popularity can be attributed to its easy installation […]

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Network Issues With Linux Host

When your server seems to be offline or otherwise inaccessible, you should always be able to log in with the Console at UpCloud Control Panel or through VNC connection. Once logged in, test your server’s internet connection using ‘ping’ and a public IP address such as Google’s public DNS server, which is most guaranteed to […]

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Linux Server Memory Issues

Some unexpected behaviour on server side may at times be caused by system resource limitations. Linux by its design aims to use all of the available physical memory as efficiently as possible, in practice Linux kernel follows a basic rule that a page of free RAM is wasted RAM. The system holds a lot more […]

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Unexpected Server Shutdown

It is occasionally possible for even Linux servers to run into an unrecoverable error, which in turn may result in system halt or shut down. Common causes for such errors are usually related to malfunctioning or misconfigured software, but troubleshooting for the real culprit might not always be easy. Outlined below are some simple steps […]

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