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Linux Servers – love em, hate em – frustrated – me tooo – so here’s my advice on running them!

Block wordpress xmlrpc requests

If you run a server with multiple sites on it, then you may have issues with WordPress installations. WordPress has a remote admin feature (which allows 3rd party connections to post new articles etc..). While a greate feature in theory,…

Cpanel – combine apache logs

Default location of logs By default cpanel puts it’s log files in /usr/local/apache/domlogs/DOMAIN – these are split up by domain, however it can be difficult when troubleshooting to find out where the problem might lie. Combined logs Combining the logs…

Coping files between Linux servers – using SCP

For a few years now I keep catching myself transferring files between Linux servers, in a silly way… What I mean is using somthing like ftp, or copying to my desktop and then up to the other server – all…

Webmail not working in Cpanel

Had a problem earlier this week, webmail couldn't always send e-mail. It was coming back with the following error: SMTP Error: SMTP error: Connection failed: Failed to connect socket: Connection timed out.

Can’t create or edit a file – Linux – but have diskspace?

Have you ever had a linux server or desktop which all of a sudden couldn't create a file - running "df -h" shows you your disk partitions aren't full? You've logged in as root to check - and yup you still can't write any files - even a "touch test.txt" fails with a message saying can't write file - disk or partition full?

Linux – Calculating Diskspace free

With linux servers a couple of things can take up disk-space unexpectedly. Log files is the usual culprit, but if your server is a rented one you might be stuck with a bit of a weird partition setup. For some reason some hosts will give little storage to partitions which then get filled up unexpectedly.
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