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


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


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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Port Forwarding on Windows Server or VPS


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


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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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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Installing SQL Server Management Tools & SSMS on Window Server/VPS


SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is part of SQL Server Management Tools provided by Microsoft for administrators and developers to interface with Microsoft SQL Server. Management Studio is used to connect to a database and directly manage its layout, settings, database objects, and much more. Read on to see how to install SQL Server Management Studio […]

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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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Update Storage Allocation for a MSSQL Database (Windows Server)


The Problem On Windows Servers running Microsoft SQL Server, you may encounter an error “Could not allocate space for object” or “Primary filegroup is full” in the course of normal operations: Unhandled Exception: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Could not allocate space for object ‘dbo.SearchedUserItems’ … in database ‘db_database’ because the ‘PRIMARY’ filegroup is full. Create disk space by […]

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