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May, 2010

  • 5 May

    Upgrade Your Server with APT

    Debian-based servers have a unique ability to easily upgrade from one major version to another without re-installation and will little reconfiguration. To begin you will need to specify the location of the new packages in /etc/apt/sources.list. In other words, APT will need to know where the new packages are. To …

April, 2010

  • 9 April

    Data migration tips

    Anytime you move to a new web host or upgrade to a new server, you will need to migrate your data. In the old days, data was often stored in flat files or simply directly within the HTML files. While the management eventually proved to be inefficient, it was much …

March, 2010

  • 9 March

    Control panel gallery scripts vs. third-party photo services

    Many website owners need photo galleries for their content. There are essentially three options for someone who wants an online photo gallery: 1. Use one of the gallery scripts supplied and installed by your web hosting provider (if available) 2. Download a free or commercial gallery application and install it …

  • 3 March

    How to upgrade CentOS

    Question: How do I upgrade my CentOS installation to a higher version? Answer: Using YUM you can upgrade CentOS with only a few steps. 1. Backup your important data. If most or all of is in a database, make sure to backup all databases. 2. List all of the updates: …

January, 2010

  • 12 January

    How to manually install stubborn APT packages

    Question: What do I do when I get the following error with apt-get: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/packagename_0.80.1-1_all.deb : trying to overwrite ‘libsomething.1.0.so, which is also in “libotherpackage”? Answer: These types of errors can be very annoying when trying to upgrade packages on a Linux server with apt-get. Sometimes these can be …

December, 2009

  • 7 December

    How to perform upgrades with apt

    Question: What is the difference between apt-get upgrade and apt-get dist-upgrade? Answer: Apt-get upgrade is designed to update your Linux server packages to their latests versions. It will only upgrade the packages that are currently installed. Apt-get dist-upgrade will not only upgrade the current packages but will also install any …

July, 2009

  • 6 July

    Extreme Makeover: Data Center

    In a parody of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, an American TV show where families in need receive free home renovations, a few happy-go-lucky folks from Microsoft redesign an outdated server room. Though the Pentium 200 chips mentioned in the video are definitely outdated, I’m one of those people who likes …

June, 2009

  • 17 June

    Iran Crisis Delays Twitter Data Center Upgrade

    With the Iranian government blocking most contact with the outside world in the midst of the election crisis, Twitter has become an important line of communication for activists and protesters. A network upgrade at Twitter’s data center was originally scheduled to take place Monday evening, but now the company has …