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Binding multiple IPs to one interface in Centos
The steps to add additional IP's to one network card / interface in Centos are as follows:1.) Login into the server as the root user2.) Navigate to...
Binding multiple IPs to one interface in Debian/Ubuntu
1.) Before making any changes to your network configuration, please make sure you obtain any relevant information such as Gateway, Subnet and...
Binding multiple IPs to one interface in Windows
The following procedure will guide you through how to add Multiple IP Addresses to one interface.
1. Open Control Panel and Network Connections.
2. Right-click the...
Can I have custom rDNS / reverse PTR records?
All rDNS management can now be done quickly and easily by logging into our client portal.
Once on your 'My Products' tab simply click on the desired service and look...
Changing hostname in Centos
The steps to change the hostname on your Dedicated Server / VPS in Centos are as follows:1.) Login to SSH as root2.) Type "vi /etc/sysconfig/"3.) Press insert on the...
Changing Linux server time zone
If you want to change the time zone for your server to match your own time zone then this can be done very easily by doing the following:
1.) Remove the existing time...
Checking Linux O/S Version
Generally speaking to check what version of a Linux distribution you have installed you can issue:
1.) For Centos/Fedora: cat /etc/redhat-release
2.) For Debian: cat...
Email notifications from Fedora / CentOS
You may wish to receive email notifications from your server for cron updates / scripts and such.
Within the Redhat environment covering Fedora / CentOS / Scientific...
FreeBSD Root Login - Enable or Disable
To enable or disable root login, you need to set this in /etc/ssh/sshd_config file.
# cd /etc/ssh# vi sshd_config
To disable direct root SSH login, you need to add...
How do I perform a tracert?
If you or one of your customers is experiencing a less than optimal route into our network resulting in higher latency or packetloss then it is advisable to submit a...
How do I reboot my server?
To remotely reboot your dedicated / colocated server, please follow these simple steps:
1.) Login to our client portal at...
How to alter SSH Port
The following is how to utilise a custom port for SSH logins:
Firstly ensure that the custom port is allowed in any firewall you may be running on the Linux machine,...
How to lock Mysql to Localhost (Linux)
This is a very simple adjustment to make, this will stop remote queries running on your mysql server. Simply run the following commands:
Install and configure NTP in Centos
The steps to install and configure NTP in Centos are as follows:1.) Login into the server as the root user2.) Install the software by typing yum install ntp3.) Then...
Installing an FTP Server on Centos or Fedora
To create an FTP Server on Centos or Fedora (in this instance vsftpd) you need to be logged in to terminal as root and then:
To install vsftpd type: yum install...
IP and DNS information
If you are a dedicated server customer planning to rebuild your server O/S or a colocation client sending new kit down, you may need to know additional network...
PHP as a Cron CentOS/Fedora
When adding a PHP script as a cron you need to ensure that you include the full PHP directory, simply running the following will not allow the script to run:
30 6 * *...
Remount the /dev/shm Partition in Fedora/CentOS
This is to assist with a CSF warning you may receive about /dev/shm being incorrectly mounted, simply run the following:
Replace this line: tmpfs...
Remove Windows system reserved parition
Method to remove 100.00 MB System Reserved partition during Windows installation
On the “Where do you want to install Windows?” partition screen of...
Reset forgotten root password with Centos
Please Note: In order to reset your Centos password you will need KVM access to adjust your servers boot loader menu!
1.) At the boot loader menu, use the arrow keys...
Slow SSH login
Slow SSH logins are generally because your server/vps is attempting to do a rDNS lookup of your IP which it will log and this can often cause a delay.
You can disable...
What does unmanaged mean?
To keep our server rental costs as low as possible and because most clients want to manage their own servers, our published packages on the dedicated server page do...
What is a glue record?
A glue record is the IP address of a name server held at the domain name registry.Glue records are required when you wish to set the name servers of a domain name to a...
What is KVMoIP?
KVMoIP (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) over IP allows IT administrators to remotely manage their UK dedicated box even when their usual remote access software (SSH, RDP, VNC...
Why is VMware Tools is installed on my server?
On at least a couple of occasions now we've had panicked customers contact us as they have noticed 'VMware Tools' is installed on their Windows Dedicated Server and...
Will my server have a firewall?
Unless you have specifically requested a managed dedicated server with hardware firewall from with us then your server will have a raw, unprotected feed straight to...