Install VestaCP , Alternative to Virtualmin

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VestaCP is another control panel for your VPS , It’s lightweight and user friendly to handle.  Minimum requirements are CPU: 768Mhz Ram: 512M HDD: 20Gb OS: RHEL/CentOS 5,6 Features in VestaCP Web Server DNS server Database Server Mail Server FTP Server…

How to Setup ownCloud on Ubuntu

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ownCloud is a simple tool to manage your data on your VPS. We all have used Dropbox , Box or Mediafire to store and share our data with our friends, family and with our colleagues. But they all have storage…

Charybdis – complete IRC daemon

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This is a two-part article, link to second page is at the end of this page. IRC is a fantastic way to get in touch with other peers. Even though this text-based communication medium was created in 1988 by a…

MySQLTuner : Suggestions for optimizing your MySQL installation

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MySQLTuner is a script that will assess MySQL performance and recommend steps to maximize performance. To install and run MySQLTuner, log in to your VPS as the root user and follow these steps (for CentOS): Download MySQLTuner:

make it…

Nginx – IP based access control

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Introduction Nginx comes with a nifty module that allows us to allow or deny access to directories served by the webserver. The module is named ngx_http_access_module to allow or deny access to IP address. The syntax can look as follows:…

Java Security Settings

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Introduction With the latest Java updates the security settings has been set at a higher level by default and there are many websites that now experience problems with some older Java applets that no longer works. This is a common…

Samba share your VPS drive

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The easiest way, not saying it is the best, to copy files in windows is by using  Windows Explorer. You can mount your VPS disk in Windows using the SMB/CIFS protocol, in this guide I will demonstrate this by installing…

Skype Bot

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 Winner of the 2013/2014 Teach something, Win something is Zander who is active on the Lowendspirit forums and did a writeup on his skype bot setup on one of the Lowendspirit boxes. Happy reading! OS: Ubuntu 12.04 64Bit First of…

Writing your own Nagios plugin in PHP

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In second place in the 2013/2014 Teach something, Win something contest we find Maarten Kossen, administrator of LowendBox.com. His guide on creating a Nagios plugin in PHP is a follow up on a series of Nagios tutorials Maarten wrote on…