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    Binding multiple IPs to one interface in Debian/Ubuntu

    Important Notes: 1.) Before making any changes to your network configuration, please make sure you obtain any relevant information such as Gateway, Subnet and allocated IP Block details to ensure ...

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    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 following to /etc/ssh/sshd_conf...

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    Binding multiple IPs to one interface in Centos 6

    The steps to add additional IP's to one network card / interface in Centos 6 are as follows:1.) Login into the server as the root user2.) Navigate to /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts directory3.) Ass...

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    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 Windows 2008 Setup, click on Drive...

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    IP and DNS information

    By default we only configure a services primary IP address allowing clients to configure any additional addresses as they see fit.As well as the usable IPs, you will likely need additional network ...

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    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 LAN connection and select "prop...

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    How to open and close ports in CSF via WHM

    This will guide you through opening and closing ports assuming you have WHM installed and can install the CSF plugin!1) Install CSF follow their documentation @ http://www.configserver.com/free/csf...

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    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 etc) is no longer functioning....

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    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: nano /etc/fstab Replace this line: tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0 Wit...

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    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 vsftpd To turn on the vsftpd...

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    Reset forgotten root password with Centos 5/6

    Please Note: In order to reset your Centos 5/6 password you will need KVM access to adjust your servers boot loader menu!1.) At the boot loader menu, use the arrow keys to highlight the installatio...

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    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 enable the service with chkconfi...

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    cPanel logs for access, Apache, email, errors, ftp, mysql & WHM

    cPanel logs most activity that happens on a server to log files so you can go back and review log entries for problems, instead of having to be on the server at the time of them happening. This gu...

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    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 tracert (trace route) to our su...

  • 7125 views

    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 this default feature very eas...

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    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 Services' tab simply click on the desired service and look for the 'Create rDNS' part of ...

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    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 /etc/debian_version To check...

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    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 https://www.racksrv.com/portal/clientarea.php2.) Then click 'My Services' ...

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    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 our internet backbone. Most Ope...

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    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 hostname under the domain nam...

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    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 not include a management service...

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    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 keyboard and change the HOSTNAM...

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    How to whitelist an IP in CSF Firewall (Managed clients only)

    This article has been written to introduce managed clients to our firewall whitelist feature.1.) Login to client portal and navigate to the service in question (Client Portal > My Services > ...

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    Enabling Passive Mode on your FTP Server

    If you are running an FTP server behind CSF (a front end for iptables on Linux) then you will likely have run into issues with directory listing either being non-existent or very slow!The solution ...

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    Reset forgotten root password with Ubuntu

    Please Note: In order to reset your Centos password you will need KVM access to adjust your servers boot loader menu!1.) Reboot your computer.2.) Hold Shift during boot to start GRUB menu.3.) Highl...

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    Configuring Java to work with KVMoIP

    As of Java version 7 onwards, the Java development team continue to make security "improvements" that inadvertently play havoc with Java embedded devices such as the web GUI's on KVMoIP and network...

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    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 Linux & RHEL the following...

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    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 zone setup with: "rm /etc/loc...

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    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 * * * php -q public_html/clients/...

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    Suspending monitoring for maintenance (Managed clients only)

    It is now possible to temporarily suspend the monitoring of Managed Dedicated Servers & VPS services via our client area.Doing so is advisable if you plan to undertake out-of-hours works that m...

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    How to alter SSH Port in Linux

    To change SSH port on a Linux based device1) Login as root or a user on the sudouser list2) Locate and open the file sshd_config (usually in nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config) with nano or vi3) Search for ...

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    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: nano /etc/my.cnf Once within this file add the following t...

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    Reinstalling an O/S via Client Portal

    In this article we will discuss how to reinstall an O/S either Unattended (automated) or attended where you can set options such as packages, services, partitions and passwords during the install v...

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    What is an attended O/S installation?

    What is an attended O/S installation?An attended installation is a custom version of the O/S you are trying to install which required your input either via SSH or VNC in order to configure the OS t...

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    Transfer email from one cPanel server to another

    Transferring email accounts from one cPanel server to another is a simple process:In this guide, we assume your domain is 'mydomain.com' however these steps will work with any other domain too!1.) ...

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    How to Install Plesk Onyx on Linux CentOS?

    Plesk is a popular website control panel, and it makes managing your website easy. Although it is easy to install, going through our tutorial will be very helpful and most likely save your time.Bef...

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    How to install cPanel?

    cPanel is a #1 Hosting Control Panel in the web hosting industry, and you can easily install it.What are the requirements?- Fresh CentOS 6 or 7, installed on your VPS/Server.How to install cPanel?1...

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    How to Install the SolusVM Slave on CentOS 7?

    The SolusVM is a popular VPS hosting control panel, and the SolusVM Slave is installed on a dedicated server for creating VPSs on that server.What are the requirements?- Fresh CentOS 7, installed o...

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    How to Install SolusVM Master on CentOS 7 Linux?

    SolusVM is a popular VPS hosting control panel, and SolusVM master is used for controlling Slave node(Servers) and managing VPSs.What are the requirements?- Fresh CentOS 7, installed on your VPS/Se...

  • 133 views

    How to Install DirectAdmin on CentOS?

    DirectAdmin(DA) is a Commercial Hosting Control Panel and is used for selling shared and reseller hosting accounts.We are going to install DirectAdmin on CentOS 7/8. What are the requirements?- Fre...

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    How to Install Webmin on CentOS 7 or CentOS 8?

    Webmin is a free hosting control panel with easy installation. It takes only 5 to 10 minutes, and the configuration is also simple.What are the requirements?- Fresh CentOS 7 or CentOS 8, installed ...

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