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June, 2010

  • 10 June

    Joomla Security Tips Part 4

    Here are a few more Joomla security tips to help you make sure your Joomla installation is rock-solid. 1. Create strong passwords. You should change your administration password often and use a combination of upper and lowercase letters and numbers. Avoid using dictionary words, and make sure your password is …

March, 2010

  • 22 March

    Viewing hardware information in Linux

    Question: How do I view hardware information about my Linux server? Answer: If you are running your own dedicated server, you will be swamped with operating system and software management, network security, and a host of other responsibilities, but you should not neglect the server hardware itself. There are a …

January, 2010

  • 28 January

    Monitoring a Linux server with Logwatch

    On a Linux server, there are numerous separate logs that contain vital information about your web server, mail server, database servers, and other important systems and services. While you could periodically check each log, this is time consuming and will not always identify the problems as they occur. Logwatch is …

  • 13 January

    Logging user agent data in Apache

    Question: How do I tell Apache to log user agent information? Answer: Normally, Apache logs information about site visitors to /var/logs/httpd/ and uses files like access_log, error_log, etc. While it does give some information about the users, it does not include user agent information by default. User agent information looks …

  • 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

  • 17 December

    Watching Linux logs live

    Question: How can I watch information come into my Linux server logs as they arrive? Answer: Linux has a nifty little command called “tail” that allows you to see the latest log file messages, but that by itself will not show you the latest messages as they arrive in real …

October, 2009

  • 16 October

    Linux Dedicated Server Logs

    Question: Where do I view logs on my dedicated server? Answer: Most of the logs on a Linux operating system are kept in the /var/log directory. There you will find logs for the main system, kernel, network, hardware, Apache, MySQL, and often times other third-party applications that you might happen …