Monthly Archives: February 2015

Installing WordPress on Ubuntu 12.04

WordPress is a content management system originally developed for blogging, but has beed greatly expanded through widgets, themes and plugins. Complete the following steps to install WordPress on Ubuntu 12.04. Pre-reqs Clean installation of Ubuntu 12.04,MySQL,Apache and PHP on your server. WordPress software from downloaded uncompressed in a local repository, using tar –xzvf latest.tar.gz… Read More »

CentOS/REL – Installing cPanel & WHM 11.24

Prerequisites Before you begin your cPanel installation you need to make sure you have met the following conditions, or the installation will fail: You must have purchased a cPanel license from the cPanel website.  cPanel is not free software. Your IP must be authorized to install cPanel. This happens when you purchase a cPanel license.… Read More »

Ubuntu Intrepid – ISPConfig 3

Update Repositories We need to update the aptitude repository indexes. Type the following command to do this: # sudo aptitude update Installing Prerequisites Next we need to install the prerequisite packages for ISPConfig. The following packages will be needed: PostFix (postfix, postfix-mysql, postfix-doc) MySQL (mysql-client, mysql-server) Courier (courier-authdaemon, courier-authlib-mysql, courier-pop, courier-pop-ssl, courier-imap, courier-imap-ssl) System Libraries… Read More »

CentOS – Parallels Plesk 9.0

Prepare the Product Plesk offers a free trial version of Plesk that will allow you to install and test their software, it will limit you to one usable domain. You will also need to sign up for an account at the following link: From here you will need to download the most relevant “autoinstaller”… Read More »

Installing ftp on Ubuntu Linux

This tutorial will walk you through installing the command-line FTP client commonly known as ‘ftp’. This application is available by default on most distributions with a standard install but because we use a minimal install it must be installed separately. This tutorial assumes that you have gone through the Ubuntu Setup Guide and are familiar… Read More »

Install and configure Lsyncd

When configured, lsyncd is a replication service that will run on the “master” server to ensure the same data exists on all “slave” servers. The lsyncd process monitors the web content directory and replicates changes every few seconds to clone nodes. Lsyncd is especially useful for synchronizing data from a secure area to a less… Read More »

How to Add Linux User With Document Root Permissions

This article will walk you through setting up a Linux user with read and write permissions for your web document root, usually the /var/www/ directory. Connecting with this user via SFTP will let you upload your website content directly to the /var/www/your/site/folder. For the purposes of this example we’ll use an account named “demo”. Be… Read More »

Automating a Daily rsync Backup

Automation Automating tasks relieves a lot of the repetitive nature from the role of a sysadmin. The tasks are still important but automation can leave you time to concentrate on other, more dynamic, tasks. Bash Script The base of the automatic rsync is a very simple bash script. It contains just 4 lines which will… Read More »

Ubuntu – Setting up Wuala

What is Wuala? Wuala is an online expandable file storage service that allows you to access your files anywhere. Wuala offers you multiple method to access your files including NFS mounting and web-based. All data is encrypted when it is stored so you have no worries about it being read by others – not even… Read More »

Securely Transfer Files With WinSCP

Introduction to WinSCP WinSCP is an open-source, free sftp and ftp client for Windows. Its main function is safe copying and transfer of files between local and remote computers. In this article we’ll talk about how to securely transfer files between your Windows machine and your server using the WinSCP application. We’ll also cover creating… Read More »