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Logwatch How-To for CentOS or Red Hat | Logwatch is the classic log file email utility that emails a daily status of activity from Linux logs. On CentOS, the default install of logwatch does not have many fancy features enabled. I’ll show you how to configure logwatch! First, install logwatch: $ sudo yum install logwatch Next, navigate to the logwatch services directory which
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How to Create MySQL database and user | Here is quick way to create a MySQL database and user. This is useful for WordPress, Drupal, or other LAMP apps. Login to MySQL with the MySQL root password: $ mysql -u root -p Enter password: Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MySQL connection id is 5 Server version:
Monitor MySQL Performance with mytop | mytop is an excellent app to monitor mysql performance. Let’s check it out! Firstly, install mytop: $ sudo apt-get install mytop Run mytop with tack tack prompt to have mytop prompt for the root mysql password: $ mytop –prompt Done! You can now monitor the number of mysql queries the server is processing as well
Use hdparm to Retrieve Hard Drive Specs | hdparm is an excellent command line utility for various things concerning hard drives. A quick feature it has is to provide detailed specs of a particular hard drive. I’ll show you how it works! The command is sudo hdparm -I hard drive Here is an example: $ sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdc /dev/sdc: ATA device, with
iostat and vmstat – Awesome System Statistics for Linux | Two excellent Linux apps are iostat and vmstat. These provide realtime statistics of system IO and memory usage. Here’s how it works! iostat iostat is useful to view realtime stats of disk IO. I suggest running ‘iostat 1′ to have the command refresh each second. $ iostat 1 Linux 3.2.0-2-amd64 (brahms) 09/12/2012 _x86_64_ (4 CPU)
Example Interview Questions for Networking or Linux Jobs | Below are a few good interview questions for networking or Linux related jobs. These will give a relatively good assessment if the candidate has good knowledge of some fundamentals. Alternatively, this makes a great study guide if you are applying for any networking or Linux related jobs. Wikipedia is the best guide and much better
Make Your Web Server Snappy With php-apc | In Debian / Ubuntu, simply installing one package will instantly make your web server faster. (That is, if you are serving up php!) Here ya go: sudo apt-get install php-apc Next, edit the following file: $ sudo nano /etc/php5/conf.d/apc.ini And put in the following values. Increase the apc.shm_size as high as is available: extension=apc.so apc.shm_size=64M
Coexist – Linux | Below is a first attempt at a Linux coexist image. Check it out and share!