CentOS – Most Popular Web Server | A recent w3techs.com survey shows CentOS overtaking Debian as the most popular web server distro. Image: w3techs.com It is also interesting to note the gradual decline of Redhat, as well as the increase in Ubuntu as a server. The full break down of popular distro flavors can be viewed here. For more details, hit up
Online SPF Tools | What are some good online SPF tools? While the pros and cons of having an SPF record in DNS are debatable, there are many online tools that are helpful for you to create and test your SPF record should you want to try it out.
Redirect www to non-www | How can I redirect my website to go from http://www.example.com to just plain ol’ http://example.com? Use the following rewrite blurb where appropriate for your website. An easy thing to do is to add this to your .htaccess file in your website’s root directory:
ClearOS Enterprise 5.2 Review | This is a quick first impression review of ClearOS! (No, not centos, clearos!) I see why this may be even confusing as ClearOS is based on CentOS. So, what is it? ClearOS is a magnificent gateway or standalone server appliance based on CentOS 5.5. In a nut shell you install, input some general settings in
Install Sun Java in Ubuntu | How do I install Sun Java in Ubuntu 10.04? While the license friendly OpenJDK should suffice, you can also opt to install Sun’s Java. Sun Java among other things have been moved out of multiverse to the partner repository. To add this repository, issue the following command: sudo add-apt-repository “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner” Follow that
SysRq Key to the Rescue! | That odd SysRq key (short for System Request) on your keyboard is actually very useful in Linux. Most laptops today have removed that key, but if you have a desktop or server with this available, keep this cheat sheet handy: Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_SysRq_key Press Alt+SysRq+ one of the following keys to give some life to your
Good sysadmin tips website | What’s a cool website with sysadmin tips? One of my favorites is serverfault.com. Switches, routers, iptables, domains, exchange, mysql, all sorts of topics are covered. Check it out!
Tar Bzip2 a Directory in Linux | tar.bz2 is an excellent way to compress your files and folders. I’ll show you how!
Make PDF forms with OpenOffice.org | How can I make a PDF form or document with typeable fields? You can use OpenOffice.org to create a PDF document or form with typeable fields, all for free! There is no need to pay for the bloated, expensive, security-plagued Adobe software. First create or open an existing document that is ready for input forms