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The Perfect Server - CentOS 5.5 x86_64 [ISPConfig 3]

The Perfect Server - CentOS 5.5 x86_64 [ISPConfig 3]

This tutorial shows how to prepare a CentOS 5.5 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, MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

The Perfect Server - CentOS 5.5 x86_64 [ISPConfig 2]

The Perfect Server - CentOS 5.5 x86_64 [ISPConfig 2]

This tutorial shows how to set up a CentOS 5.5 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. This tutorial is written for the 64-bit version of CentOS 5.5, but should apply to the 32-bit version with very little modifications as well. 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).

Sphinx As MySQL Storage Engine (SphinxSE)

Sphinx As MySQL Storage Engine (SphinxSE)

SphinX is a great full-text search engine for MySQL. Installing the Sphinx daemon was straightforward as you can compile it from the source or use a .DEB/.RPM package but SphinxSE was a little bit tricky since it needed to be installed as a plugin on a running MySQL server. So if you use Debian or Centos and install your MySQL from a .deb or .rpm package this is how you do it.

Using iRedMail And OpenVPN For Virtual Email Hosting And VPN Services (CentOS 5.4)

Using iRedMail And OpenVPN For Virtual Email Hosting And VPN Services, With Central Authentication Against OpenLDAP (CentOS 5.4)

iRedMail is a shell script that lets you quickly deploy a full-featured mail solution in less than 2 minutes. iRedMail supports both OpenLDAP and MySQL as backends for storing virtual domains and users. This tutorial shows you how to integrate OpenVPN into iredmail's ldap backend on CentOS 5.x, passwords will be stored in ldap and you can change the password though webmail.

Striping Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS On CentOS 5.4

Striping Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS On CentOS 5.4

This tutorial shows how to do data striping (segmentation of logically sequential data, such as a single file, so that segments can be assigned to multiple physical devices in a round-robin fashion and thus written concurrently) across four single storage servers (running CentOS 5.4) with GlusterFS. The client system (CentOS 5.4 as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.

Installing Nictool On CentOS 5

Installing Nictool On CentOS 5

Nictool is a free software for managing DNS, but for download we have to register at www.nictool.com; Nictool can export from djbdns, BIND, PowerDNS. All data is stored in MySQL and can be managed over the web using a browser. This tutorial shows how to install Nictool on CentOS 5.2.

Distributed Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS On CentOS 5.4

Distributed Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS On CentOS 5.4

This tutorial shows how to combine four single storage servers (running CentOS 5.4) to one large storage server (distributed storage) with GlusterFS. The client system (CentOS 5.4 as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL On CentOS 5.2

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL On CentOS 5.2

Lighttpd is a webserver designed to be secure, fast, standards-compliant, and flexible while being optimized for speed-critical environments. This post shows how to install it with PHP5 and MySQL support on Centos 5.2.

VBoxHeadless - Running Virtual Machines With VirtualBox 3.1.x On A Headless CentOS 5.4 Server

VBoxHeadless - Running Virtual Machines With VirtualBox 3.1.x On A Headless CentOS 5.4 Server

This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with Sun VirtualBox 3.1.x on a headless CentOS 5.4 server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not have a desktop environment. Fortunately, VirtualBox comes with a tool called VBoxHeadless that allows you to connect to the virtual machines over a remote desktop connection, so there's no need for the VirtualBox GUI.

Installing PowerDNS With MySQL On CentOS

Installing PowerDNS With MySQL On CentOS

PowerDNS is a MySQL-based DNS server, written in C++ and licensed under the GPL. PowerDNS can be managed through a web interface (PowerAdmin). This guide shows how to install it on CentOS.

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