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Server Monitoring With BixData
BixData is a system, application, and network monitoring tool which allows you to easily monitor nearly every aspect of your servers. It can be used for general reporting, for sending notifications when problems arise, or for automatic maintenance and repairs - by executing scripts when errors or particular conditions arise.
The BixData system is made of three separate parts. The BixAgent runs on any machine you want to monitor. The BixServer is used to monitor machines remotely and to keep track of many different machines. The BixDesktop is a graphical interface that is used to setup and interact with the rest of the system.
Debian On PC Engines WRAP Board With Microdrive
When I read on the net about people running Linux on these tiny computers I was captivated by the idea of having a full-fledged Linux system that consumes less than 6W of power, and is completely silent, with no spinning fans and disks. One platform for doing this is the WRAP from PC Engines.
How To Know Which Linux Distribution You Are Using?
Here are a few ways to find out which linux distro you are using.
How To Set Up Xen 3.0 From Binaries In Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake)
This tutorial contains step-by-step instructions for installing Xen 3.0 from precompiled binaries in Ubuntu Dapper Drake.
How To Run Your Own Name Servers With ISPConfig And GoDaddy
This tutorial shows how you can run your own name servers for domains that you register with GoDaddy. Of course, this works with every other registrar as well, although the procedure might differ a little bit.
To do this, you need two servers with two different public IP addresses and with ISPConfig installed, and of course a GoDaddy account.
How To Set Up suPHP With PHP4 And PHP5
This tutorial shows how to install and use suPHP with PHP4 and PHP5. suPHP is a tool for executing PHP scripts with the permissions of their owners instead of the Apache user. With the help of suPHP you can also have PHP4 and PHP5 installed at the same time which I will describe at the end of this article.
suPHP integrates into Apache2 as a module. At the time of this writing it does work with Apache2 prior to version 2.2. Version 2.2 is not supported yet.
Setting Up Proftpd With A Postgresql Backend For Auth And Logging
This tutorial will get you up and running proftpd pretty fast, and having it utilize a database, if that database has triggers, the possibilities of this configuration are almost endless.
Creating A Safe Directory With PAM And EncFS
This HowTo is about creating a user-session-safe directory which offers security on- and offline. This is done with PAM, a module named pam_script and EncFS ("Encrypted Filesystem"). This safe directory is used to store credentials and other sensitive information during a session. When a usersession is ended, in the worst case an encrypted directory remains on the harddrive. In the best case everything is removed. This construction is only meant to store information during a session, not for documents or any other valid information.
The Perfect Setup - Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Server (Dapper Drake)
This is a detailed description about how to set up a Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake) based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (web server (SSL-capable), mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS!), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.).
In the end you should have a system that works reliably, and if you like you can install the free webhosting control panel ISPConfig (i.e., ISPConfig runs on it out of the box).