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How To Build mod_fastcgi For Apache2 On OpenSUSE 12.2
mod_fastcgi is needed for Apache prior to 2.4 to work with PHP-FPM. There is an apache2-mod_fastcgi package for OpenSUSE, but unfortunately it is buggy: it does not allow you to use the FastCgiExternalServer directive inside a vhost, although the official mod_fastcgi documentation says that this is allowed. This guide explains how to build a new mod_fastcgi from the sources for Apache2 on an OpenSUSE 12.2 system to fix this problem.
VBoxHeadless - Running Virtual Machines With VirtualBox 4.2 On A Headless Fedora 18 Server
This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with VirtualBox 4.2 on a headless Fedora 18 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.
Scientific Linux 6.3 Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend
This tutorial explains the installation of a Samba fileserver on Scientific Linux 6.3 and how to configure it to share files over the SMB protocol as well as how to add users. Samba is configured as a standalone server, not as a domain controller. In the resulting setup, every user has his own home directory accessible via the SMB protocol and all users have a shared directory with read-/write access.
Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 (PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support On Fedora 18
Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on a Fedora 18 server with PHP5 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support. PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites. I use PHP-FPM in this tutorial instead of Lighttpd's spawn-fcgi.
Detailed Error Handling In BashShell scripts are often running as background processes, doing useful things without running in a visible shell. To write such scripts can be quite painful, as all errors occur out of sight as well. While log files can hold a lot of information, finding the relevant information is a bit trickier. My solution is to log only the errors with all the details to a small database. This database contains tables for the message, the corresponding stack trace and the important environment variables. I have chosen for an SQLite database in this howto, but the same principle works with other databases as well.
Distributed Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS 3.2.x On Ubuntu 12.10
This tutorial shows how to combine four single storage servers (running Ubuntu 12.10) to one large storage server (distributed storage) with GlusterFS. The client system (Ubuntu 12.10 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.
Monitoring Linux And Unix Server Temperatures With Opsview
Managing power consumption in a Datacenter is a key factor in helping keep overall business energy costs down and ensuring servers are running at optimum performance. Overheating can lead to increased costs for cooling and also runs the risk of servers crashing. Opsview server monitoring software can be used to check and alert on server temperature and also the temperature of individual components within a server (Memory, CPU and Hard drives). Thresholds and alerts can be set for when critical temperatures are exceeded, helping to keep hot-running servers in check. This blog post details how to configure Opsview to monitor the temperature of Linux and Unix servers.
Installing And Using OpenVZ On Scientific Linux 6.3
In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare a Scientific Linux 6.3 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 Cinnamon Desktop On Fedora 18
This tutorial shows how you can install Linux Mint's Cinnamon desktop on Fedora 18. Since it has now been included in the repositories this can now be done quite quickly. Fedora's default desktop at the moment is GNOME 3.
Building Nginx From Source On Debian Squeeze
This tutorial describes how you can build nginx from source on Debian Squeeze. Additionally, we will include some useful 3rd-party modules like the naxsi WAF (web application firewall), SPDY etc.