Category Archives: Dedicated Server

Adding Additional Disk Drives to CentOS

Adding a new drive to CentOS or RedHat systems. Making use of a second drive for extra space? Here’s a quick run-down: 1) Make sure you know which disk is being formatted. First, second, and third drives will be /dev/sda, … Continue reading

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SolusVM Mass Starting/Stopping Virtual Servers

If you need to mass start your virtual servers, run the following code in SSH on the host: Xen PV/HVM START CFGS=/home/xen/vm*/;for cfg in $CFGS;do xm create $cfg*.cfg;done STOP xm shutdown -aw OpenVZ START CFGS=`vzlist -S -Ho ctid`;for cfg in $CFGS;do vzctl … Continue reading

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Using Screen

Screen is like a window manager for your console. It will allow you to keep multiple terminal sessions running and easily switch between them. It also protects you from disconnection, because the screen session doesn’t end when you get disconnected. … Continue reading

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Command Line Ping Sweep

Sometimes it can be handy to ‘see’ what is around you on a network, for instance when you’re using DHCP on a network and you want to find which addresses are already taken. Or you want to see whether specific … Continue reading

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Better Network Performance

As we all know a basic install of any OS is never tweaked out for performance but setup for general use.  One of the biggest problems in the Linux (CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora, I have not tested other OS’s) is the … Continue reading

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Basic Server Setup

No matter how new your server or vps is, it is outdated and running old software.  While I am not the best, nor do I know everything this is a base of what I do when I get a new … Continue reading

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Switching from Apache to Lighttpd

One of my side projects is running a free image hosting site.  FreeImageHostingOn.US with this site I have been pushing out millions of hits a day and as you can imagine it puts a load on many shared hosting providers.  … Continue reading

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