Demystifying the web hosting vocab for a newbie: Control Panel for web hosting

I attended our college reunion last weekend. It’s one of those wonderful times that reminds you how old you are (It’s been ten years since we graduated!) and how our choices over the years have diversified our career choices.  I was discussing my website’s hosting and control panel features, with some of my friends, and most of them had that look, “Come’on Kavitha, we understand all those words separately, but what exactly are you trying to communicate”. Demystifying the web […]

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How to install redmine in CentOS7

Redmine is one of the most commonly used project management tool. Since it is on RoR, it is assumed to be very stable and reliable. Here I am installing Redmine on a CentOS 7 Server, with Apache as the web server. This is the basic procedure. Install Web server Install Ruby and RubyGems Install Passenger Setup redmine Install WebServer Most of the steps were take from my WP server set up Post, but there is no varnish or Nginx, instead […]

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Protecting Your Server From Brute Force Attacks

Being a server admin, it is a vital responsibility to protect the servers from different types of attacks. The most common one among them is the brute force attacks, where the attacker tries to login to the server or email or any password protected area using trial and error method.  The most common form of a brute force attack is a dictionary attack. A person who is trying to get access to one of your accounts (web server, ftp, e-mail, […]

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How to install PHP7 using Yum

This guide will help you to upgrade php in your server from php 5.x to 7.0. The new php7 is quite fast, and have very less memory footprint compared to php5.x

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Using Desktop Drives vs NAS Drives vs Enterprise Drives In A RAID Server

Desktop drives are significantly less expensive than NAS Drives or Enterprise.  Can they be used when building a budget RAID array? They can, however it’s important to understand how desktop drives will increase required maintenance, downtime, expense, and risk of data loss. The biggest difference between desktop drives vs NAS drives or Enterprise drives is in how they communicate with the RAID controller during write operations.

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How to generate a random password from commandline

Passwords are the key to security. For obvious reasons, passwords need to be strong, long and secure.  Sometimes generating complex and secure passwords can be a bit time taking.

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