Category Archives: Tips

yum Frozen

We’ve had a few users report that yum is frozen on their VPS’s.  Usually ones running cPanel and I figured it was worth a quick post about how to solve it.  The problem is usually the rpm database has become … Continue reading

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Making the Most out of Suspended Accounts

Like every web host we have customers who do not cancel their hosting and simply do not pay.  In some cases they just forget about their site altogether and as a result their users see a suspended page.  For the … Continue reading

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Why Digital Point Hosts Fail

First of all the title was just to catch every ones attention it’s not strictly digital point based hosts, but for the most part they are the most guilty of doing what I am going to talk about.  So it … Continue reading

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Improve cPanel Server I/O

One of the biggest issues with web servers is I/O due to the fact hard drives are the slowest component of computers. On standard Linux servers each time a file is accessed the OS writes to the drive the time … Continue reading

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Install Ruby on Rails on cPanel Part 2

We recently installed Ruby on Rails on some other servers and double checked some of the old servers to find something very troubling.  Ruby on Rails was not actually functioning on the servers anymore and on the new machines it … Continue reading

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Improve Apache Start Speed on cPanel Servers

cPanel recently made the switch to a new Apache system which improved the maintainability of the system easier however did increase the overhead quite significantly. As a result restarting say apache when you add a domain can take quite a … Continue reading

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Shared Hosting Resource Usage Tips

We have customers from time to time be real resource hogs. We’ve found two common types of users using all the resources Old Customers New scripts / features installed The common issue here is users simply not researching the scripts … Continue reading

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Installing Ruby on Rails on cPanel

After my last post about Ruby on Rails we’ve gotten a view inquiries about exactly how you install Ruby on Rails through cPanel these days. So I figured a quick post with the steps required to run through the install … Continue reading

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Apache 2.2.6 + PHP4 suPHP + PHP5 suPHP

This afternoon we were forced to make an early upgrade on one of our servers to Apache 2.2.6 with the suPHP setup due to memory leak issues relating to Apache 1.3.3.9 and PHP 4.4.7 DSO. We’ve been testing this setup … Continue reading

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