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June, 2010

  • 16 June

    Permissions for Common File Types

    In a previous post, I explained how to use chmod to change file permissions and also provided some security tips to ensure your file permissions are not more permissive than they need to be. Looking back on those posts, I think it would be useful to list some common file …

  • 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. …

  • 15 June

    Global data center study: 2010-2013

    While the data center industry is looking at exponential growth in the next three years, it’s also faced with a few problems in the explosion of industry need for storage space and data processing power. With the need for greater capacity, denser servers are being added to data centers’ equipment, …

  • 14 June

    System Rescue CD for Linux

    Running your own server can sometimes be a headache. For many, running a data center, even one that only has one server, can be a nightmare. When something goes wrong, all of the responsibility to fix it falls on you. The plus side of such a situation, however, is that …

  • 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 …

  • 11 June

    Adding Third-Party APT Repositories

    On Debian-based Linux servers, APT is the package manager of choice. By default, running apt-get will connect to the Linux distribution’s main package repository. In most situations, this is enough, but there are situations where you might want to add additional repositories. For example, if you are using a special …

  • 9 June

    How to Sync Two Websites on the Same Server

    Question: I have two separate websites that I want to have identical data on each site. How can I do this? Answer: First of all, to sync files on two separate sites on the same server, you will need to have a user that has write permissions on both sites. …

  • 8 June

    Linux Server Command Line FTP

    For desktop computers, graphical FTP clients allow users to connect to their websites and upload files. Essentially, FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is the most common method of publishing your web content to your website. Although many users rely heavily on dynamic websites, such as blogs, to update their sites from …

  • 4 June

    Migration from One OS to Another

    Migrating a server is never really a good idea, but in some cases, it may be just what you need for business growth or website stability and security. Depending on your needs, you may be switch from Windows to Linux, Linux to Windows, Solaris to BSD, or any number of …

  • 3 June

    How to Set Custom Linux Console Colors

    When you have your own Linux dedicated server, there is a good chance you will spend a lot of time at the command console. While there are plenty of graphical and web-based tools for Linux system administration, but nothing can really replace the power and simplicity of the command line. …