Using the default root user for all your applications is fine as long as you don’t plan on exposing any of said applications to the internet or any other people that aren’t you. Adding extra users to your MySQL server is a piece of cake and I personally like to have a different user for each application that I have.
Countless times I have bought a CD and ripped it to my music collection only to find that it has no meta data. No artist, no album and worst off all no album art (I like my album art alright). There are countless tools out there that could do this for me but I wanted one that I had made because why not?
The optparse module is a great way for you to add some command line arguments to your python scripts. It has an easy syntax, inbuilt help option and loads of customization to your program.
Being curious about your internet speed is no bad thing, especially if you think you’re not getting the speed you’re meant to be getting. This tutorial will get you up and running with an automated speed test and show the results on a graph that’s accessible via a web page.
Checking for open ports is always useful, especially when you’re running lots of different services. This script will list all the current listening ports on the system as well as show IDs and process names. Continue reading Checking open ports
This is a simple script that allows you to check the memory usage of certain applications that are running by taking the application name as an argument. Continue reading Check your memory
LAMP stands Linux, Apache2, MySQL and PHP5. It is a collection of packages that create a functional web server. LAMP comes from Operating System, Web Server, Database, and Programming Language respectively. Continue reading Installing the LAMP stack