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November, 2009

  • 4 November

    Quick System Information with "Uptime"

    There are several ways to monitor your Linux dedicated server. Some involve typing simple commands, while more advanced techniques require you to study log files. Few, however, are as easy as typing “uptime”. Once entered, you will know a number of things: 1. The system time. Sometimes you might find …

  • 4 November

    Backup Server Files with Rsync

    Few tasks are more important on a dedicated server than backing up crucial data. Many businesses and individuals have suffered financial loss and even emotional breakdowns because they failed to backup their servers. Rsync is a remote syncing tool that you can use to backup data without needing third-party software. …

  • 3 November

    Changing file ownership in Linux

    There are many situations when you may need to change the ownership of files, especially if you are operating a virtual private server or dedicated server. For example, you may install something for a website as root but then need to set ownership of the file to the local user. …

  • 3 November

    Time for a VPS?

    A web hosting forum user asked the following question today: At the moment I have a reseller account and I am looking to upgrade my hosting to a VPS server. I assume this is my next step The reason for the upgrade is that I have a permission based email …

  • 3 November

    Monitoring Disk Usage in Linux

    When managing a dedicated server, few things are more important than monitoring the disk usage. Disk space can fill up very quickly, and you need to regularly make sure you have adequate space for your site or client sites. Linux and other Unix-like operating systems have a handy tool called …

  • 2 November

    The Copy Command in Linux

    This week, I will be featuring several Linux/Unix commands that are very useful and important to know if you have a virtual private server or dedicated server. All of the commands can be executed from an SSH connection. If you have Mac OS X or Linux, you can use the …

October, 2009

  • 29 October

    What are symbolic links in Linux?

    Question: What are symbolic links in Linux? Answer: Linux has a convenient feature that allows you to link a virtual file to a real one. For example, if you have a directory called “images” and you also want one called “photos” to point to the same place, you need to …

  • 29 October

    Email aliases file in Linux

    Question: How do I manually setup email aliases in Linux? Answer: Generally speaking, there is probably no reason for you to modify your aliases file manually. In some cases, however, a script will require you to edit the file, and it is important to know where it is and how …

  • 28 October

    What is a fair setup fee?

    Many hosts, especially VPS and dedicated server providers, charge new customers a setup fee. The charge is often waived for users who prepay for several months of service, but for those who don’t wish to go this route, what is a fair setup fee? For a shared web host, I …

  • 28 October

    Is dual core the same as dual processor?

    When shopping for a dedicated server, you may face the decision between a dual-processor server and a dual-core server. The two terms can be confusing, and newcomers to the industry could easily confuse one for the other. A dual-core processor is one CPU with two separate parts. The operating system …

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