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Major Updates to Linux & BSD Supported Distributions

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Today we have a HUGE update to announce, focused on updates to our supported Linux VPS and BSD VPS operating systems. We are adding 5 new updates from major distributions, along with the latest updates to existing supported VPS operating systems. The new OS support features the latest updates to Debian, Ubuntu, and FreeBSD, all of […]

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

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Install cPanel/WHM To install cPanel & WHM on your server, run the following command: cd /home && curl -o latest -L https://securedownloads.cpanel.net/latest && 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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Open Java Control Panel Settings from CMD (Windows)

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There is a strange bug on Windows 10 / Server 2016 where, after installing Java, one can’t find Java in the start menu. As a a workaround, or if you need to launch the Java Control Panel from a script or for other reasons, follow the steps below. Open Command Prompt (Start > Run > cmd) Copy the following into the […]

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How to Install IIS with PowerShell on Windows Server 2016 / VPS

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Installing IIS With PowerShell If you don’t have the GUI installed or just want to use the PowerShell command line interface (CLI) instead, follow these steps. This method is a lot faster than going through all of the GUI options. Open PowerShell with administrative privileges and run the Install-WindowsFeature cmdlet as shown below. Install-WindowsFeature -name […]

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Installing ioping to Benchmark HDD/SSD on CentOS 7

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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)

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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

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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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Port Forwarding on Windows Server or VPS

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Windows Firewall is a utility included with all recent versions of Windows. It includes options to open and close ports, allow specific ports and programs through the firewall, which is the equivalent of “port forwarding” on a Windows Server or Windows VPS that is not behind a NAT device. In this guide we will show […]

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Running 32-bit Programs on Windows Server 2016 or 2012 R2 64-bit

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Running 32-bit Programs Ideally, running 32-bit applications on 64-bit versions of Windows Server will “just work.” 64-bit editions of Windows are compatible with 32-bit programs by default, and the C:\Program Files (x86) folder is designated for these applications. The system runs 32-bit applications as part of the default Windows OS. If you are having trouble launching […]

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How to Install IIS from Desktop GUI on Windows Server 2016 / VPS

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Installing IIS on Windows Server 2016 If your server has the graphical user interface component installed you can also install IIS by following these steps. Open Server Manager, this can be found in the start menu. If it’s not there simply type “Server Manager” with the start menu open and it should be found in […]

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