Manage your Linux server via your browser

A quick summary of some things I learned this week.

I really enjoy sharing what I learn with people, in hopes of helping them become more productive and successful.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. - Benjamin Franklin

Technology

Cockpit The easiest way to administer your Linux servers via the web browser. I was a little familiar with Cockpit after hearing it mentioned on The Linux Action Show awhile back. It was during a talk about Fedora Linux, therefore, I thought that it was only available on Fedora.
The other day, I was listening to a great new podcast called the Ask Noah Show and heard the host Noah Chelliah say that Cockpit was available as a separate install. It's a simple install from your terminal.

sudo apt-get install cockpit 

Assuming that you are running Ubuntu. Then navigate to

http://YOUR-IP:9090

You will then see a great looking dashboard, with the ability to switch services on/off within the dashboard. (Don't forget to open port 9090 on your firewall.)


Docker A better way to build apps.
I have been digging into Docker a bit via ITProTV Setting things up initially is fairly straight forward, but things can get very complex, depending on your use case. I typically spin up a Droplet on DigitalOcean so that if I make a complete mess of things, I can destroy it and start over.

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