Category Archives: Server Administration

As a n00b to managing my own servers, I’m learning a lot every day. I hope to share some of the tricks and tips that I pick up along the way here.

xcache Revisited

In an earlier post, I complained about xcache 1.2.1 doing nothing but bad things to my server. I ended up moving to eAccelerator for a while instead. Recently, I moved to some better hardware to handle my ever-increasing traffic, and … Continue reading

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WordPress Permalinks on IIS with ISAPI_Rewrite

I’ve run WordPress here on my CentOS box for nearly 4 years and am quite familiar with the software. Recently, I had a client on a Windows system request a blog be added to their web store. Their webstore is … Continue reading

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Getting the Big “Oops” from a Server

I had some minor problems with xCache recently that ended up causing segfaults in my apache install. I had left my SSH putty session open last night and didn’t check my laptop before I trecked into the office this morning … Continue reading

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xCache is More Trouble than it’s Worth

Two servers and a just about every option variation later, I’ve officially given up on xCache. The first round of problems involved caching config files and forms that needed to be updated all the time. I made exclude rules for … Continue reading

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Restart Windows via Remote Desktop

Ever try to restart a machine via remote desktop? I just ran into it for the first time tonight. I generally deal with linux servers and don’t ever RDP into them. Tonight, I needed to reboot a windows server. No … Continue reading

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How to View Apache error logs

If you’re new to running your own server, sometimes just finding things is the hardest thing to do. I spent a good 15 min trying to find mine, so here’s some info to help you. Your system may vary. All … Continue reading

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Avoid the Mail Blackhole

I started running out of space on my /home volume recently, so i started looking around for random files and old crap i could delete to buy myself some more time before hardware upgrades. The log files were an obvious … Continue reading

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