Archives for September 2006
- Go to your control panel and then click on File manager.
- In your file manager, enter the public_html folder.
- In the public_html folder you will see a file called .htaccess.
- Select the .htaccess file and click on edit in the upper right hand corner.
- Copy and paste the text line shown below at the bottom of .htaccess file and then save it:
Linux Server Management Companies
For the last 2.5 years I have been pretty much administering my own servers. Well, at least more or less I’d say. I had a friend who is a really good Linux admin who did the majority of the work in the first 1.5 years before I slowly took over the administration.
However – at this point I am considering to outsource this task to a Linux Server Management Company. During my research I ran into several recommended companies. Here is a quick review of which Server Management Companies are currently available for hire. This is not a complete list of course, but I think it gives you some good information anyway.
The following list shows the companies that were recommended to me most:
Let’s have a quick look at the most recommended company – Platinum Server Management. What are the services they offer for what price?
– Server Monitoring: 24x7x365 (5 minute interval) Server Monitoring with Reboot
– Monitoring Stats
– Within 6 Hour Response Time Guarantee for Support Tickets and Within 24 Hour Resolution Time Guarantee for Support Tickets
– Unlimited Admin Work Time!!
– 3rd Party Software Installation
– Initial Server Setup
– Server Backup Restoration
– Disaster Recovery & Hack Recovery
– Server Migration
– System Security, Optimization and Hardening
All these services are included in the standard server administration and management package. The price for this package is $29.00 per month. That sounds like a very good deal.
The one thing I noticed about 3rd party server management companies – they seem to be very good for all standard work, but quite a few folks recommended to go to a more specialized service provider when it comes to special requirements for a server update as an example (special Apache/PHP setups, etc.). These folks rather pay a professional by the hour in special occasions and do not use the standard management service provider.
- Configuration File Rollback
- Configure Backup
- Restore Backups
- Restore Multiple Backups
- Restore a Full Backup/cpmove file
This option allows you to view, and to restore either the httpd.conf (Apache configuration file), named.conf (BIND/DNS configuration file), and/or the proftpd.conf (ProFTP configuration file). This option is used if you upgraded the server software mentioned and something went horribly wrong. This option can be a life saver, but should be your last resort when fixing a problem. Select the file you need to restore, and the current configuration file will be displayed on the screen. At the bottom you will have the option to scroll between the file’s revisions, viewing its date stamp, and having the option to restore it if necessary.
You should visit this option as soon as you have a new server and configure it appropriately. Without doing this, you will not have backups. No backups and you will be heading towards a disaster at one point. Here is a screenshot of the available options.
This option allows you to restore either a daily, weekly, or monthly backup of a domain account. The backup will directly run from your default backup storage location. Select the type of backup you need to use (daily, weekly, monthly), and a list will appear containing all backups of accounts that are available for restore.
This option is very similar to the one above. It just adds the extra functionality to restore more than one account at the same time.
As defined by WHM / cPanel, this feature will restore full backups, cPanel backups and cPanel move files in the format of: cpmove-user.tar.gz, user.tar.gz, backup-date_time_user.tar.gz. A user can create a full backup file from the domain account cPanel as an example. Important: For the restore the files must be in one of these directories on the server: