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.

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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New drive options: bigger, faster Intel SSDs!

Intel recently released their new generation of 330 series SSD drives.  These take over from the well regarded X25-M SSD drives.  But add more capacity.  Better performance.  And lower cost per GB! Our new Sandybridge dedicated servers come with SATA3 … Continue reading

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Intel Dual Sandybridge servers avilable

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of powerful new dual processor servers running Intel Sandybridge E5-2620 or E5-2630 CPUs. These impressive machines are built on the popular Supermicro platforms using the X9DR-f motherboard This new platform will enhance … Continue reading

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Keeping your hosting panel updated

From time to time hosting control panels (Such as Plesk) get updated by their creators. Those updates may often include patches to critical vulnerabilities, so its a good idea to keep track of those. We try to keep our customers … Continue reading

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Distrubution release support (CentOS4/Debian 5)

Linux distributions keep moving forwards, and as they progress older releases stop receiving security patches or updates. As part of our commitment to maintaining reliable and safe services, we would like to highlight the following announcements... CentOS-4 End Of Life … Continue reading

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Plesk updates and server security

Recently we were advised of a significant vulnerability in all older versions of the Plesk Panel. If you have not done so recently, we strongly recommend you schedule some time to update. Extended details about that are available. You can … Continue reading

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DigiNotar and SSL certificates

Great news! We were pretty sure, but a recent notification from our certificate supplier told us that none of the certificates ordered on behalf of our customers are signed by DigiNotar. For those of you not aware, DigiNotar is a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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