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Installing Maldet on CentOS

Maldet is an excellent way to help keep your server secure including if you have a control panel installed such as WHM, cPanel, or DirectAdmin. Maldet is designed to scan your files in the /home/ directory (or any directory of … Continue reading

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Installing CSF (ConfigServer Security & Firewall)

The CSF, ConfigServer Security & Firewall, is a powerful firewall that is made for Linux systems. It comes with an easy to use CLI (Command Line Interface) and integrates with DirectAdmin and cPanel control panels as a graphical user interface … Continue reading

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Network Unavailable with CentOS 7 or Fedora 20

There is a bug in SolusVM that the network settings for CentOS 7 and Fedora 20 do not get provisioned properly when you initially order your VPS. This is due to the change in the way these operating systems use … Continue reading

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CentOS 7 error: unpacking of archive failed on file /usr/lib/udev/rules.d/60-net.rules: cpio: rename

If you have ever done a yum update only to discover initscripts wouldn’t install or update, chances are you were scratching your head as to why. We have noticed this is a common problem on our CentOS 7 templates but … Continue reading

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Synchronizing folders with rsync

** 100% Credit to Juan Valencia – http://www.jveweb.net/en/archives/2010/11/synchronizing-folders-with-rsync.html     The basics of rsync rsync is a very versatile copying and backup tool that is included by default in almost every Linux distribution. It can be used as an advanced … Continue reading

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Rsync with a non-standard ssh port

After some searching, the man page of rsync finally offered a solution: # rsync -avz -e “ssh -p $portNumber” user@remoteip:/path/to/files/ /local/path/ or # rsync -avz -e “ssh -p $portNumber” /local/folder user@remoteip:/path/to/files Passing the port parameter to ssh with the -e … Continue reading

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Windows Speedtest Software

So we all have heard of speedtest.net sure, but what about something that can test from different locations¬† and create a awesome report for slowdowns and such? I have found DownTester from nirsoft.net what a killer app, works so far … Continue reading

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Mount: special device /dev/xvdd does not exist When Installing XenServer Tools on Linux

According to the Citrix documentation, the command to mount the XenServer tools ISO image on a Linux OS is this: mount /dev/xvdd /mnt But this does not work on CentOS or Ubuntu virtual machines, because these use a different naming … Continue reading

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Moving NOC-PS

Have you ever had hardware failure or just messed up your NOC-PS install? Well here is how you can backup, move, and restore your installation with the following commands.   On the old NOC-PS VM: == Enable SSH if you … Continue reading

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Installing Zend Optimizer with IonCube Loader

Zend Optimizer and Ioncube, can safely be installed on an InterWorx server. Ref: http://www.interworx.com/faq/general To install Zend Optimizer. cd /usr/src/ wget http://downloads.zend.com/optimizer/3.3.9/ZendOptimizer-3.3.9-linux-glibc23-i386.tar.gz tar xzf ZendOptimizer-3.3.9-linux-glibc23-i386.tar.gz Now locate php.ini and extension directory. To locate php.ini, run following command: php -i |grep … Continue reading

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