Author Archives: Darren

How to Install OpenJDK on Windows

This java tutorial will show you how to install openJDK on windows. The version that you will see how to install is openJDK 14 and the windows version is windows 10. So in affect you will see how to install openJDK 14 on windows 10.

To begin you will first download the open JDK files to your PC. Next you will extract the files from the ZIP directory. Next you will copy the openJDK files to your Program files. Next you will show how to add Java to the windows Path.

Next you will see how to set JAVA_HOME environment variable. Finally you will see how to check the installed Java version.

How to install MariaDB on Windows

This MariaDB tutorial will show you how to install MariaDB on windows 10. By the end of the tutorial you will know how to install MariaDB as a service on Windows. This tutorial will show you how to install MariaDB server on windows.

You will first see how to download MariaDB to Windows. Next you will see how to run the MariaDB installer. You will next see how to configure the MariaDB server on Windows. Finally you will see how to test if MariaDB is working.

How To Run Ubuntu On Windows

This video will show you how to run Ubuntu on windows 10.

First you will need to download a hypervisor that will run Ubuntu on windows 10.

To do this you will first we how to download and install Virtualbox on windows 10. You can download virtual box from here:

Next you will see how to download Ubuntu onto windows. The version of Ubuntu that we will run on windows is Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. You can download Ubuntu from here:

Once you have downloaded Ubuntu you will next see how to run Ubuntu on Windows. To do this you will need to run Ubuntu on Virtualbox.

You will see how to install Ubuntu on Virtualbox on windows 10

How To Install Python 3.8 on Windows 10

Python is an interpreted, high-level, general-purpose programming language. Created by Guido van Rossum and first released in 1991, Python’s design philosophy emphasizes code readability with its notable use of significant whitespace. Its language constructs and object-oriented approach aim to help programmers write clear, logical code for small and large-scale projects.

This Python 3 tutorial will show you how to download and install python 3 on windows. This python tutorial will show you how to download and install python 3.8.2. You will first see how to download python 3.8.2 next you will see how to install python 3.8.2 on Windows 10.

How To Install VLC Windows 10

This short tutorial will show you how to download and install VLC media player on windows 10.

You will first see how to download VLC followed my how to install VLC on widows 10.

VLC media player (previously the VideoLAN Client and commonly known as simply VLC) is a free and open-source portable cross-platform media player software and streaming media server developed by the VideoLAN project. VLC is available for desktop operating systems and mobile platforms

How to install vmware workstation player on windows 10

VMware Workstation Player
VMware Workstation Player is an ideal utility for running a single virtual machine on a Windows or Linux PC. Organizations use Workstation Player to deliver managed corporate desktops, while students and educators use it for learning and training.
The free version is available for non-commercial, personal and home use.

This tutorial will show you how to install VMware workstation player on windows 10.

VMWare workstation player can be downloaded from here:


How To Setup Amazon Linux On AWS

The Amazon Linux AMI is a supported and maintained Linux image provided by Amazon Web Services for use on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). It is designed to provide a stable, secure, and high performance execution environment for applications running on Amazon EC2.

Step 1

Log into your AWS account.

Step 2

Click services and then EC2

Step 3

Click launch Instance

Step 4

Select Amazon Linux 2 AMI

Step 5

Select micro

Step 6

Leave the default values in instance details and click next.

Step 7

If required add more storage and click next add tags

Step 8

Click add tag, type Name in the Key field and then type a server name in the Value feed. Click Next Configure Security group

Step 9

Select my IP for source in the next screen

Step 10

Click review and launch and then launch.

A full Video can be seen here:





How to enable AWS GuardDuty

Amazon GuardDuty is a threat detection service that continuously monitors for malicious activity and unauthorized behaviour to protect your AWS accounts and workloads. You can enable it to enhance the security on your AWS account.

First log into your AWS account, then click services and search for GuardDuty.


In the next screen click Get Stated

Next Click enable GuardDuty


A video with more information can be found here:

How to install apache (httpd) on CentOS 8

This tutorial will show you how to install the Apache web server on CentOS 8.

You will need to log into your CentOS 8 server and run the following commands:

  • sudo yum install httpd
    • When prompted press y to confirm the installation.
  • sudo service httpd start
    • This starts the apache service
  • sudo service httpd status
    • This insures that the service is running, your output should look similar to the output below.

  • sudo chkconfig httpd on
    • This insures that the apache service is powered on when the server boots.
  • Next create a file called index.html in the apache root directory by running the following command
    • sudo vi /var/www/html/index.html
  • Press i to go into insert mode and add the following text
    • <html> this is my web serer </html>
  • press esc and then type wq! to quit and save the file.
  • You can now navigate to your servers ip address or dns name, you should now see a screen similar to the one below.


A full video can be seen here:

How to set up Red Hat on AWS

This blog post will show you how to set up Red hat on AWS.

A full video of the process can be seen below.

  • First log into your AWS account
  • Click Services and then ec2
  • Click launch instance
  • Search for red hat and select red hat 8
  • Select micro instance (it’s free tier)
  • Click next configure instance details
  • Click Next Add storage
  • Click next add tags
  • Click Add tag
  • In the Key field type Name and then type a name in the value field for example darren’s server
  • Click Next: Configure Security group
  • select my IP and click Review and Launch

  • Click launch
  • Select create a new keypair, give it a name and click download keypair.
  •  To connect to our instance we will need to convert the key we downloaded, to do so we will use putty and puttygen they can be downloaded form here:
  • Open puttygen and click Load
  • Navigate to where you downloaded your key, click all files, click on your key and click open.
  • Now click Save Private key, when prompted click yes you want to save without a passphrase.
  • Now open putty and enter your public IP into the host name or IP address field, then expand SSH on the left had side.
  • Click auth and then browse, navigate to where you saved your key and select it.
  • Now click open
  • Click Yes
  • Enter ec2user as the username and click enter.
  • You will now be logged in