Rimuhosting does Software Freedom Day

Well I'm sure most geeks out there have heard of Software Freedom Day, it was the same day as Talk like a Pirate day!  I'm glad however that most people forgot 'Talk Like a Pirate' day however, since a good portion of the NZ Rimuhosting staff were helping out at the local SFD. John, Paul,… Continue reading Rimuhosting does Software Freedom Day

Is your VPS slow to login at all? Applications not running so fast?

Often we will get customers emailing in saying that things are just running 'slow'. Often when we login the first thing we notice is after the password has gone through it just hangs for a fair while before login. This is usually a sign that its trying to do a reverse DNS lookup and failing.… Continue reading Is your VPS slow to login at all? Applications not running so fast?

Safe rm prevents accidents! try it!

I found this the today http://www.safe-rm.org.nz/ , and having had the odd accident im most definitely going to be installing this on my own server! What is safe-rm? Safe-rm is a safety tool intended to prevent the accidental deletion of important files by replacing /bin/rm with a wrapper, which checks the given arguments against a… Continue reading Safe rm prevents accidents! try it!

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

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