Category Archives: Linux VPS

Installing cPanel/WHM on a Linux VPS (Updated 2017)

Install cPanel/WHM To install cPanel & WHM on your server, run the following command: cd /home && curl -o latest -L && sh latest This command changes your session to the home directory, downloads the latest version of cPanel & WHM, and runs the installation script. Minimum Requirements Please note the minimum suggested RAM and disk space! Operating system […]

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Installing ioping to Benchmark HDD/SSD on CentOS 7

If you want to benchmark the storage speed or storage i/o latency on a CentOS VPS or server, ioping is an excellent tool to use. Follow the steps below to install ioping on CentOS 7 and run a test. How to Install ioping Create and navigate to the directory where ioping will be installed. cd ~ […]

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Switching to MPM Event / MPM Worker in Apache (CentOS VPS/Server)

Apache MPM (Multi-Processing Modules) are modules for Apache web server that control the creation of child processes. There are a few different varieties of MPMs available, each with its own type of child process management. The default Apache MPM is Prefork. Follow the guide below to Disable Prefork MPM and Enable Event MPM on Apache web server. This […]

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cPanel/WHM run backup manually from Shell

After configuring backups in WHM > Backup Configuration, use the command below to trigger a backup manually, if you don’t want to wait for the next scheduled backup to run. This command must be run from the server Shell. Log in to shell via Putty, Terminal, or a Shell (SSH) client. Then, run the command […]

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Installing Atlassian Confluence on CentOS Linux (RHEL) Server or VPS

This guide covers how to install Confluence, the team collaboration software from Atlassian, on a RHEL or CentOS server. The guide has been tested on CentOS 7. How to Install Confluence Prerequisites We will be using a CentOS 7 Linux VPS for this tutorial. Before proceeding you should check the minimum system requirements for the version of Confluence […]

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Run “yum update” with a specific repo (CentOS/RHEL Linux)

To tell yum to check only a specific repository for updates, append the yum command like below: yum –disablerepo=”*” –enablerepo=”my-repo” update The –disablerepo=”*” disables all repositories, and then –enablerepo=”my-repo” enabled only my-repo. Note that the repository you enable must already be configured in the system, or this command will not work. First, you may want to check […]

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Allow All Traffic from an IPv4 Address through CentOS 7 Firewall

In some CentOS 7 installations, the system firewall will block most incoming traffic by default. You may need to allow all traffic from a specific IP address, such as your local computer or management server, in order to log in to the server. We will use the new firewall-cmd tool to setup the firewall exception. […]

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Tail Live Output of a Log File on Linux VPS or Server (SSH)

Maybe there is a log file you check frequently, or you want to watch updates to a log file in real time, as you are working on the server or application. Well, you’re in luck. There is a Linux command especially for that! You will need to use a secure shell (SSH) session to run this […]

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How to Connect to a VPS on Windows 10 (Windows/Linux VPS)

Wondering how to connect to a Windows VPS or Linux VPS on your Windows 10 PC? Follow the simple guide below to get started. How to Connect to a Windows VPS Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) Navigate to the Start menu and search for “remote desktop.” You should find it on your PC. Enter the […]

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How to Install Cloud Backup on a Linux VPS or Server

Use the steps below to install the Cloud Backup agent on a Linux VPS or dedicated server. Follow the directions for CentOS/RHEL, or Debian/Ubuntu, depending on your operating system, then proceed to the Final Steps section below. CentOS / Enterprise Linux Servers Switch to root user: su root Download the script, give it executable permissions, […]

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