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vsftpd: Local And Virtual Users With Bash Scripts For User Maintainance (CentOS 6.0)
vsftpd is the most popular FTP server in the Linux world and is secure and fast. Recently I had to configure a FTP server quickly onto a CentOS server setup built using the minimal ISO and the server was up and running in a snap.
Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On CentOS 5.7 (LAMP)
LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a CentOS 5.7 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.
Installing And Using OpenVZ On CentOS 5.7
In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare a CentOS 5.7 server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project. OpenVZ is the open-source branch of Virtuozzo, a commercial virtualization solution used by many providers that offer virtual servers. The OpenVZ kernel patch is licensed under the GPL license, and the user-level tools are under the QPL license.
How To Install ImageMagick (And Imagick) With jp2 Support On CentOS (6.0)
This tutorial describes how to install ImageMagick and imagik with jp2 support on CentOS 6.0.
The Perfect Server - CentOS 5.7 x86_64 [ISPConfig 2]
This tutorial shows how to set up a CentOS 5.7 server (x86_64) that offers all services needed by ISPs and web hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot 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 2 (i.e., ISPConfig runs on it out of the box).
How To Create A RAID1 Setup On An Existing CentOS/RedHat 6.0 System
This tutorial is for turning a single disk CentOS 6 system into a two disk RAID1 system. The GRUB bootloader will be configured in such a way that the system will still be able to boot if one of the hard drives fails (no matter which one).
Serving CGI Scripts With Nginx On CentOS 6.0
This tutorial shows how you can serve CGI scripts (Perl scripts) with nginx on CentOS 6.0. While nginx itself does not serve CGI, there are several ways to work around this. I will outline two solutions: the first is to proxy requests for CGI scripts to Thttpd, a small web server that has CGI support, while the second solution uses a CGI wrapper to serve CGI scripts.
Editing Images With Pinta
This article is about how to use the Pinta graphical editor to edit pictures and covers some of its most important features. Pinta is a lightweight image editor for Linux and is far more easier to handle than Gimp but still has a large variety of tools and features to use. It can be used for quick editing like resizing images or adjusting the colours of photographs, but also for more professional tasks which depend on layered images and more. It is a good mixture between MS Paint and professional image editing tools and is recommendable for most purposes of image-editing-everyday-use.
The Perfect Server - CentOS 5.7 x86_64 [ISPConfig 3]
This tutorial shows how to prepare a CentOS 5.7 x86_64 server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.
Lessfs 1.5 On CentOS 5
For this HowTo I used a VirtualBox with CentOS 5.7 x86_64. I attached a separate 20GB Data drive mounted to /data. This will hold the lessfs DB and data. The lessfs mountpoint I put at /lessfs. This is a very basic setup, just to get it running. There is plenty of tuning to be done based on volume size, file types, and compression choices. The latest lessfs required more recent versions of fuse and tokyocabinet than was in the CentOS repository, so I chose to install most of this from source.