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June, 2010

  • 21 June

    Removing Files on a Linux Server

    An important part of file management is the removing of files that are no longer needed. Files, by their very nature, take up space, and something that is not needed should not take up space on a server, where space is money. The “rm” Linux command handles basic removal of …

April, 2010

  • 12 April

    Finding Linux files with "locate"

    There are a few of ways to find files on a Linux server, but most of them involve actually searching through each file in the filesystem until the correct one is located. This can be time consuming and taxing on the server’s CPU load, especially if you have a lot …

March, 2010

  • 31 March

    How to create a tmp partition in Linux

    As we mentioned in a previous post, setting up extra partitions beyond the standard Linux partitions can have certain security and performance benefits. One of the major directories that you should consider partitioning is the /tmp directory. In Linux, temporary files are stored there and accessed when applications need to …

January, 2010

  • 1 January

    5 Server checks for the New Year

    Hopefully, it has not been a year since you have given your server a good checkup, but just in case you need a reminder, here are a few things to check at the start of 2010: 1. Log rotation. Normally, Linux will rotate logs for the kernel, web server, and …

December, 2009

  • 31 December

    How to format a hard drive in Linux

    When you lease a remote managed or even unmanaged server, you do not typically have to concern yourself with formatting hard drives. Still, it is a good skill to learn, and if you find yourself in a situation where you are building your own web hosting server, it is a …

  • 22 December

    The /usr/bin directory in Linux

    In an earlier post, we gave you a brief overview of the Linux filesystem structure. The /usr/bin directory is the main directory for user executables. Essentially, any program you might want to run will usually have an executable in this directory. It is important to note, however, that unlike Windows, …

November, 2009

  • 17 November

    Using the "ls" Command in Linux

    In Linux, few commands are more important when managing your file system than “ls”. On a server, it is very important to know how to view files and their properties. With “ls” you can view a simple list of files or any number of more complicated variations of the list. …