Month: July 2011

  • Centos 6 released for VPS usage @ Rimuhosting

    We now have Centos 6 available for our new and existing customers to install if needed. There appear to be no major differences other than newer versions of software, and no problems installing it or gotchas. You can read the release here http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS6.0 If you already have an older VPS and want to reinstall ,

  • HOWTO videos for Rimuhosting Control Panel on youtube

    Sometimes explaining how to do something in the control panel can be fairly involved, and often confusing for people new to VPS or Rimuhosting. We have a fairly involved control panel that can do a lot of tasks, and it saves you a lot of time if you can do these things yourself in your […]

  • WordPress mass update script 3.2.1

    This script will search /var/www (changeable in a variable) for any wordpress installs and make sure its upgraded to the latest version. It will run a backup to /root/wp_upgrade/ of all files and database before doing anything with the site in case of major catastrophe (make sure you have spare disk space if your sites […]

  • Package management using apt-get

    Our support team receives a few queries each day about managing packages under Linux. All our installs have the APT toolset installed. We have a guide on some of the basic uses listed on our HowTo page. There are a a number of uses which can make life easier which I will detail below, but […]

  • Building database clusters with MySQL

    MySQL is a mainstay of many web based applications, and is popular with lots of our customers. There does comes a time when a single database server is not enough. To enhance redundancy MySQL has a couple of options. You can add more servers with vanilla replication enabled. Or you can look at setting up […]

  • Easy web server Load-Balancing with HAProxy

    Configuring load balancing between multiple web servers may seem challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. HAProxy is a great lightweight tool that is easy to setup and has a large number of rich features for managing and serving content. Lets look at a simple scenario using two application or web servers n2 and n3, […]

  • WordPress mass update script 3.2

    This script will search /var/www (changeable in a variable) for any wordpress installs and make sure its upgraded to the latest version. It will run a backup to /root/wp_upgrade/ of all files and database before doing anything with the site in case of major catastrophe (make sure you have spare disk space if your sites […]

  • Storage Clustering Part 2: GlusterFS

    GlusterFS is an interesting solution for providing redundant network attached storage clusters. Some features include… trivially easy for basic setups supports virtually any file-system no need to mess with kernels can work across commodity network hardware suitable for enterprise deployment has commercial support available GlusterFS can scale well also, its simple configuration based storage is […]

  • WordPress mass update script 3.1.4

    This script will search /var/www (changeable in a variable) for any wordpress installs and make sure its upgraded to the latest version. It will run a backup to /root/wp_upgrade/ of all files and database before doing anything with the site in case of major catastrophe (make sure you have spare disk space if your sites […]