Fixing apache file and directory permissions

I've seen this problem a few times, people having trouble getting the permissions right for websites. Heres a quick fix that will sort you in most cases For directories run find /path/to/domain/public_html/ -type d -print0 | xargs -0 chmod 755 Files run this one find /path/to/domain/public_html/ -type f | xargs chmod 644 Make sure you… Continue reading Fixing apache file and directory permissions

Introduction to the new Linux Sysadmin

Recently we have had a few support requests come through from people who are new to Linux, and are unsure how to maintain a server at all. Package Management If your Linux distro is RedHat based (ie Centos, , then you will be using yum and RPM.   RPM is for doing individual package manipulation (installing,… Continue reading Introduction to the new Linux Sysadmin

Chrome OS and Linux

I had high hopes for netbooks bringing about an increased mindshare for Linux for ordinary users.  This didn't quite pan out unfortunately and it's nigh impossible to find a Linux netbook at a brick and mortar store these days.  Users loved the low price and mobility of a netbook, but (seemingly) didn't appreciate the lack… Continue reading Chrome OS and Linux

Congratulations to RailsBridge bug mashers

Congratulations to Josh, Marshall, and Jordan who each won one of the RimuHosting-supplied prizes at the recent RailsBridge BugMash. The BugMash was to identify, narrow down, reproduce, provide test cases and patch Rails bugs.  From their site: Here's how it will work: the BugMash will run over the weekend of August 8-9. The Rails team… Continue reading Congratulations to RailsBridge bug mashers