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July, 2010

  • 19 July

    How to Force YUM to Exclude Certain Packages

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    YUM is a package management system for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS, Fedora, and other Red Hat-based Linux operating systems. It is command-line driven and is an easy tool you can use to keep your server updated and install any new software you need. Normally, when you perform updates, …

June, 2010

  • 15 June

    How to Schedule a Reboot on a Windows Server

    In a previous post, I explained how to use the “at” command to schedule a reboot on a Linux server. On a Windows server, you can accomplish the same thing. Scheduling a reboot is helpful for those rare occasions when you make changes to your server that require a reboot. …

  • 14 June

    What to do when your server goes down

    First of all: do not panic. What may appear to be an outage, may actually be an issue with your network connection or Internet congestion. Once you have eliminated the usual suspects, there are a few steps you can take to resolve the issue quickly and get your dedicated server …

May, 2010

  • 26 May

    99% Uptime Guarantee

    It seems as though nearly all web hosting providers promise 99% uptime. Therefore, the promise alone does not make the choice any easier. While there are sites that provide monitoring services that rate the actual uptime of hosts, the real question you should ask a web host is what the …

February, 2010

  • 9 February

    How to schedule a reboot on a Linux server

    Automating tasks in Linux is a pretty straightforward process, mainly because the tool used to do it comes with all Linux distributions. It is called Cron, as we mentioned in an earlier post. Cron allows you to automate all sorts of tasks, including reboots. But if you just need to …

October, 2009

  • 6 October

    Save time with remote reboot

    Last week you learned how a routine server reboot can be a costly affair at some dedicated hosts. Even for those of us with more endearing hosts that do not charge for restarts, the process can sometimes take a bit longer than it should. Instead of contacting your provider every …

  • 2 October

    Does your dedicated host charge for reboots?

    A caveat of the sub-£30 dedicated servers some providers are now offering is hidden fees. One of the nastier ones is a charge for server reboots. If your server needs a simple restart, something most hosts do for free could become very expensive. I ran into a provider once that …