CentOS, Tips and Tricks, VPS

Install XenServer tools in your VM

Install XenServer tools Next step is to install those tools. Also I’ll give you some tips. For any VM, go in the console view on your VM, and insert the appropriate ISO: xs-tools.iso for XenServer 6 and older guest-tools.iso for XenServer 7 and high Then, each system is a bit different. For Linux VMs Debian, Ubuntu (deb based) For a Debian VM,…

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CentOS, Dedicated Server, General, Tips and Tricks, VPS

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. You’ll need to make sure that screen is installed on the server you are connecting to. If that server is…

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CentOS, Tips and Tricks, VPS

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 convention for CD-ROM devices. Mount XenServer Tools in CentOS sudo mount /dev/cdrom1 /mnt Mount XenServer Tools in CentOS 7 sudo…

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CentOS, cPanel, VPS

CentOS 5 cPanel OpenVZ Template

I am proud to announce the completion of a new OpenVZ VPS template. This template has been setup with the following. CentOS 5 64bit cPanel Template. Built with 512MB’s RAM for easy scale up.


Blueonyx OpenVZ OS Template

We are proud to announce our completion of a Blueonyx OpenVZ Template. BlueOnyx is a Linux distribution (based on CentOS v5.5) which aims at delivering a turnkey server appliance for webhosting. It comes with a web based GUI interface which allows you (and your email, FTP and webhosting clients!) to manage most aspects of the server, its sites and accounts…

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CentOS, Dedicated Server, VPS

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No matter how new your server or vps is, it is outdated and running old software.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 box online. Again assuming you can SSH into the box. yum -y install nano yum -y install yum-priorities wget http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el5/en/i386/RPMS.dag/rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm…

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Dedicated Server, Lighttpd, VPS

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.  So the other day I grabbed a VPS from Ruby Ring Technologies and I installed the CentOS/LXAdmin image.  Out of…

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