Category: Linux Tutorials

Linux Server Managment

Flashing Once Again

A project has come around that’s finally got me working in Flash (a web animation software package, for those that don’t know) again – which is nice. What with the drive to simplicity and accessibility,

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APF firewall. Daily automated email showing firewall status

Charles Sweeney writes : This is how to get your server to send you a daily email showing the status of your APF firewall. In other words, letting you know if it’s running or not!

IE7 Non-Standard Event Handlers

Recently I had a problem where, when using IE7 (a rare occurrence and only ever for testing purposes) an XHTML ‘SELECT’ element would not open properly. On first click it merely took focus, and it

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How can i view maillog for one domain in Linux ?

SSH into root and type : cat /var/log/exim_mainlog | grep “domain.com” > logfile.txt this should create a file called logfile.txt with the desired mail log for domain.com

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Syctl.conf Hardening

The purpose of syctl hardening is to help prevent spoofing and dos attacks. This short guide will show what I have found to be a good configuration for the sysctl.conf configuration file. The most important

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UNIX vs. Windows- What server operating system should you use for your web host

So you’ve decided to create a website? The most obvious thing that you need is of course web hosting. Among other things, like cost and features, you’ll need to decide which server you’ll need: Windows

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Disable Smart Errors

Cpanel is not terribly intelligent about interpreting SMART errors or how it runs the SMART monitoring or analysis scripts. As a result is is pretty common to receive Cpanel SMART alerts which are bogus. Disable

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Install APF Firewall on a cPanel sever

To install APF firewall login to your server as root and follow this tutorial

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Security Guide for cPanel servers

You must keep your box secure at all times, getting compromized could lead to dataloss, which means you loose clients which isnt a very good way to run your buisness. You dont have to be

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Dealing With Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

Distributed denial of service attacks are frustrating — they’re frustrating for the company under attack, and frustrating for the web host. They can also be costly in terms of business and goodwill lost. Fortunately, there

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HELP! My server is under a DDOS attack!

Ok first just take a breath, you are getting nothing done by worrying. This guide is meant to try and help mitigate the effects of an attack that is in progresss. I have compiled a

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PHP optimization How-To: Installing Eaccelerator

Eaccelerator is a PHP accelerator/encoder/caching utility that is based off of the old mmcache (which is no longer being maintained). What Eaccelerator does is: it caches your PHP scripts so that the database is no

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What your choice of Linux distribution says about you

Many Linux newbies — or wanna-be newbies — get hung up over the choice of their initial distribution. We here at NewsForge have put a lot of thought into this, and have decided to share

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Changing the DATE and TIME on your LINUX server

The set of instructions below worked quickly and easily for your Linux Server You must be logged on as “root” to make this change: Login to Linux box as root and enter root’s password: [me@myserver]

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Disable Telnet Access

Telnet should be disabled, and you should use SSH. Telnet sends password in plain text, and ‘crackers/hackers’ can obtain these passwords easily compared to SSH, and then takeover your dedicated web server. 1. Login to

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Server Security Considerations

>Server security is as important as network security because servers often hold a great deal of an organization’s vital information. If a server is compromised, all of its contents may become available for the cracker

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Beginners Guides: Linux Part 1: Getting Familiar

Getting started with Linux can seem complex, but we will walk you through the first steps. Installation not required

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Linux Web Hosting FAQ

Our Frequently Asked Questions on Linux gives you insight on what you can expect when choosing a Unix or Linux platform to host your site. Also included is a comparison of Unix vs. Windows Web

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Detect and Clean a hacked cPanel server with this T0rnkit Tutorial

This tutorial is for system admins and will run you through how to Detect and Clean a hacked cPanel server with T0rnkit

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PEAR Primer

PEAR stands for ‘PHP Extension and Application Repository’ and has been slowly building itself over the last few years. There are classes for logging, compression, XML, and on and on. The most popular one is