Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

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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How to Create ISO Storage on XenServer

This post walks you through how to create local volume on a XenServer host to serve as ISO repo. 1. ssh to the XenServer host 2. Check free local disk space: df -h Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on … Continue reading

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New Server or VPS Install Tweaks

As many of you know setting up a new vps or dedicated server can be a time consuming process, where you copy and paste the same commands and updates over and over again. If this sounds like something you do, … 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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Delete Files Older Than x Days

The find utility on linux allows you to pass in a bunch of interesting arguments, including one to execute another command on each file. We’ll use this in order to figure out what files are older than a certain number … Continue reading

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Blocked at AOL

AOL as we know is still a large ISP, but a massive pain in the butt to hosting providers because one piece of spam and bang your IP is blocked. This is a simple test to tell if AOL has … Continue reading

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