Author Archives: Glenn Enright

About Glenn Enright

Linux Systems Administrator at RimuHosting.com. I focus mainly on dedicated server provisioning with a sprinkling of network administration.

Debian Stretch and old installs

We have had Debian 9 images available since shortly after it became available. But missed announcing it. So here it is, Debian 9 is code named "Stretch" and is available as a setup option on all our plans. As with … Continue reading

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Kernel 4.14 LTS released

We have added the latest 4.14 kernel to our list of stable kernels for 64bit VPS servers. The 4.14 kernel includes a large number of performance enhancements, including ... filesystem io block_mq scheduler improvements new selectable scheduler options for disk … Continue reading

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ClamAV: mpool_malloc and disk space

ClamAV is an open source antivirus engine for detecting trojans, viruses, malware & other malicious threats. The most common use we see is to check emails for bad content. Some of our users have recently been seeing errors from "freshclam" … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is here!

We are pleased to announce the availability of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server for new setups. This release has been code named Xenial Xerus. The official release notes are available from the Ubuntu team here. Our new VPS images are based … Continue reading

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WordPress + nginx quick setup

WordPress is a very popular blogging platform. We have a number of posts on how to set it up and keep it up to date on here already. In general those methods focus on deploying under the Apache web server. … Continue reading

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Tuning apache for production use

Apache is probably the most common web service our customers use. It is an amazingly powerful and mature tool for serving all your website needs. And is very easy to get up and running with Our team is often asked … Continue reading

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RimuHosting adds a Frankfurt presence

We are excited to announce that we now offer servers in Frankfurt, Germany. This will be a great for users wanting a server central to the EU, and complements the plans we already offer in London. You can see more … Continue reading

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SSLv3 and securing against Poodle

If you are using SSL in your web server, you probably want to read this. Google recently published details about an attack that targets SSLv3. The exploit first allows attackers to initiate a “downgrade dance” that tells the client that … Continue reading

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MySQL replication and verification

We have a number of customer using MySQL replication. For the uninitiated, replication copies changes from a master server to a number of slave servers. This makes scaling your service mush easier and helps improve redundancy and failover. An introduction … Continue reading

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Installer updates, Glassfish, Confluence and more…!

One of the services we provide includes maintaining a set of installer scripts for automating common tasks and setups our customers like to use. Those help you by taking the pain and time out of getting setup and serving the … Continue reading

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