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How to Enable Root account and Password Login on AWS EC2

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Amazon EC2 instances come with root account disabled by default. They also use a PEM key file to authorize user so the use of passwords are also disabled. While these are excellent practices in terms of security. Some people prefer to have these enabled for many reasons. One of them …

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DigitalOcean: Reduce the Cost of Unused Droplets

DigitalOcean is a great VPS provider. I’ve used them to host this site for years. They are very reliable and professional. But the topic i’m going to discuss today isn’t concern most of DO customers. But there are still some who only use their droplets few days per month. And …

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Disable Strict Mode for MySQL 5.7 on Ubuntu 16.04

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I was working on an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server with Virtualmin, Nginx, PHP 7 and MySQL 5.7 when I uncounted an error related to MySQL. Few MySQL queries failed and application I was working on displayed Uncaught Error: Call to a member function fetch_assoc() on boolean. Disabling Strict mode fixed …

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