June 2

Public/Private Key as User/Root

Public/Private Key as User/Root

Sometimes it’s the small things that are fun to think through.  I was recently transferring a plethora of files between two servers, so I set up a private/public key to avoid typing in a user password every time I hit enter. I usually use the secure copy (scp) command to transfer files via command line,.

May 22

Server Migration (httpd.conf & mysql)

Server Migration (httpd.conf & mysql)

——————————————————————— – OVERVIEW / THOUGHT PROCESS – ——————————————————————— The following will be a small experiment to answer some questions that have peaked my curiosity. In this scenario, I have two separate CentOS servers with two different public IP addresses. Both have SSH enabled through the firewall and I need to move multiple websites from server.

May 15

IP Tables (explanation in efficiency)

IP Tables (explanation in efficiency)

——————————————————————— – OVERVIEW / THOUGHT PROCESS – ——————————————————————— IP Tables are a set of rules that you define to allow or reject network traffic from entering into your system. The ones that I am referring to are for a UNIX (Linux) type system.  As a default, the IP Tables specify what’s called an ‘implicit deny’.

April 13

WordPress Attack!!! Let’s take a look

WordPress Attack!!!  Let’s take a look

——————————————————————— – OVERVIEW / THOUGHT PROCESS – ——————————————————————— Recently, an article was written regarding a massive attack on WordPress sites through an array of linked computers. The analogy was that one (1) fire hose could be pointed at a brick wall with no destruction… but hundreds and even thousands of fire hoses pointed at that.

March 28

Welcome Home Dot Com!

NOTE:  This writing assumes that you use a Linux distro of either Red Hat, Fedora, or CentOS.  Other distributions may have a different location for webpage hosting files and/or configuration files.  It further assumes that you have already installed all of the appropriate services on your server in order to make this work.  If you.

March 5

WordPress Interface Overview

WordPress Interface Overview

——————————————————————— – OVERVIEW / THOUGHT PROCESS – ——————————————————————— HOW TO USE WORDPRESS   The following tutorial is designed to be a reference guide. If you’d like an all around big picture aspect of WordPress, this is your place. This writing is designed to break apart each of the default installation’s buttons and explain to the.

March 2

phpMyAdmin Install (MySQL Web GUI)

phpMyAdmin Install (MySQL Web GUI)

——————————————————————— – OVERVIEW / THOUGHT PROCESS – ——————————————————————— I personally prefer to manipulate MySQL via the command line, but this is not always the best way to do it.  The perfect example was the last time I traveled.  I was using SSH to talk to my server and the internet went down.  Unfortunately, the instance.

March 1

VSFTPD and WordPress

VSFTPD and WordPress

——————————————————————— – OVERVIEW / THOUGHT PROCESS – ——————————————————————— I was starting to get frustrated with the update and install process for WordPress.  Permissions were good and settings were correct, however when I filled in the connection information for the upgrade, a ‘Failed to Connect to FTP Server’ would rear it’s ugly head. As I was.

February 28

Fedora (Let’s Make A Server!)

Fedora (Let’s Make A Server!)

——————————————————————— – OVERVIEW / THOUGHT PROCESS – ——————————————————————— The first time that I installed Fedora onto a random machine was when Fedora Core 3 had just been released. I didn’t really know much about the system, but then again, I wasn’t really interested in learning it either. My true mission at that time was to.

February 25

Ouch!

Ouch!

I’ve been typing so much that my wrists turned red and hurt from laying them on the laptop 🙂 I don’t mind, though. Server administration is awesome and I love these projects. I hope you enjoy them too! – Sent from my iPhone —————————————– Always remember… WHAT IF AND WHY NOT?!?