Category: Linux Tutorials

Linux Server Managment

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CentOS – what happened to netconfig in 5.1

For whatever reason CentOS decided to drop netconfig and renamed it to system-config-network

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Common SSH Commands and Linux Shell Commands

We’ve put together some of the more frequently used SSH commands or linux shell commands, and organized them by name so you can easily find a command, their description and how to use it. This

Stop XP Treating Zip Files as Folders

This is a long-standing Windows XP annoyance, and every time I rebuild a PC or buy a new one, I have to rummage around the web to find the fix.… More »

Moving large files from one linux server to your new linux server

Ok, so you like to move your 3 gig backup from your old server to your new server, but the the good old wget command is not doing the trick? There is an easy way

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How to check and stop if DDoS attack is going on.

Distributed denial-of-service attacks In a distributed attack, the attacking computers are often personal computers with broadband connections to the Internet that have been compromised by viruses or Trojan horse programs. These allow the perpetrator to

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How can I repair corrupt MySQL tables?

How can I repair corrupt MySQL tables? Every so often, MySQL tables have a way of corrupting themselves. MySQL offers a quick and painless method of repairing those tables.

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How to mount and unmount a drive in linux

How To Mount A Drive In Linux This simple step by step guide will show you how to mount a new hard drive or partitions onto your Linux server

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Linux sub directory size info

Need to know the exact size of your subdirectories in Linux? Just go to the directory , like cd / and try this du -cksh *  

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Easyapache failing on CentOS server

Had an issue with one on our CentOS cPanel servers running 64 bit and cPanels easyapache upgrade. The folks at cPanel helped out with their usual professional response

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How to find MAC address in CentOS

Open SSH and type the following and press Enter: /sbin/ifconfig | grep -i hwaddr The sequence of hexadecimal digits that appears to the right of eth0 HWAddr (e.g. 08:00:27:ED:DA:8b) is your network card’s MAC Address

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cPanel – Manually back up and transfer an account via SSH

Sometime accounts are to big to transfer via the WHM transfer feature. Below you can find some steps to do so manually Log into your server and create a cPanel backup for the account /scripts/pkgacct

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Problems with CenotOS5 – cPanel and BIND

If you have issues with cPanel running CentOS5 with BIND then the easiest way is to downgrade BIND to 9.2.4 The reason you’re having trouble is because CentOS 5 uses bind-9.3 and CentOS 4 uses

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kernel yum upgrade

check what kernel you are running at the moment uname -a and to upgrade your kernel yum update \kernel* check if your kernel is added to grub cat /boot/grub/grub.conf and then reboot shutdown -rf now

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Installing SSH public key for extra security on your Linux server

Log into SSH mkdir $HOME/.ssh chmod -R og= $HOME/.ssh cd .ssh nano authorized_keys2 Add your key you created with PuttyGen , make absolutly sure you r key is in one line ONLY , otherwise it

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Installing and configuring Windows CDP Agents

R1Soft CDP is a easy to install and use continous data protection system, primarily targeted at the hosting market. It backups up multiple servers to a central backup server; multiple backup windows can be performed

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Installing and configuring Linux CDP Agents

R1Soft CDP is a easy to install and use continous data protection system, primarily targeted at the hosting market. It backups up multiple servers to a central backup server; multiple backup windows can be performed

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Preparing server for bare metal restore using R1Soft Live Rescue CD

Follow these steps to prepare a Linux or Windows server backup system, prodced by R1Soft,   for a bare metal restore. 1. Put the R1Soft Live Rescue CD into the machine you are going to

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Installing Cacti

Server monitoring is one of the most important aspects of managing a network. Cacti is a free PHP/MySQL script which can monitor everything from process counts to bandwidth, and is fairly easy to setup and