- Wordpress Upgrade shell Script - plugins, themes, crontab and more!
- Wordpress install script
- Setup mail hosting on Debian Squeeze and other distros using postfixadmin
- Setting up Domains Keys (DKIM) on Postfix
- Restoring an Exploited Wordpress files
- rdiff-backup script using sshfs for larger backups
- Quick and easy iptables blocking and firewalling basics
- Quick and Easy Automatic Backup Script
- PCI compliance - a basic HOWTO
- Mysql Master/Master Replication & File sync for quick easy scaling or load balance
- Kernel 4.14 LTS released
- HOWTO videos for Rimuhosting Control Panel on youtube
- Fixing broken permissions or ownership
- Easy Peasy Linux Firewalling - iptables
- 32 to 64 bit distro crossgrades for Debian and Ubuntu
- Modernizing your ancient server distro
- Spectre and Meltdown article roundup
- Kernel 4.14 LTS released
- Letsencrypt with Zonomi and Rimuhosting name servers using hooks
- Virtualmin Changes binding from ip:80 to *:80 and breaks older configs … FIX
- Reboot-less Xen patching
- DKIM and subaddressing added to 25mail.st
- Whitelist your own computer in fail2ban
- Lets Encrypt with Virtualmin
- ClamAV: mpool_malloc and disk space
- Using Fail2ban on wordpress wp-login.php and xmlrpc.php
- Using Ansible to manage your VPSs – Part Two
- Using Ansible to manage your VPSs – Part One
- New options for reduced VM pricing!
- LXD containers now available for Ubuntu
- How to get an A pass SSL rating for your SSL website
- Monitor sites for exploits
- Install ownCloud on a Rimu VPS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is here!
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Tag Archives: sysadmin
RimuHosting has now been providing VM servers for over 15 years. Back in the day the state of the art distros we setup for customers included 32-bit Debian 3- and Ubuntu 6-based servers. Things have moved on. By default all … Continue reading
Ansible is a system to automate the updating of server configurations and other administration tasks. In this post I'll explain what's necessary to get started with Ansible, creating a configuration structure, telling Ansble about your hosts and running ad-hock commands … Continue reading
Many of our customers are successfully using MySQL (or MariaDB) databases on their servers, and they usually run fine as installed and do not need any special attention. However, occasionally problems can occur with MySQL, and this may indicate that … Continue reading
RimuHosting is looking for experienced Linux sysadmins to provide support to our hosting customers as well as to help build and maintain our global hosting infrastructure.
I'd like to offer a USD 50 hosting credit to anyone ordering a new server with us where that server is currently hosted elsewhere. Get started now, order a fast VPS with a ton of memory at a pretty decent … Continue reading
There are a number of things that any sysadmin should be doing (or is already doing) to keep tabs on the systems they manage. One of the things that I do which is quite simple (read: quick and dirty) is … Continue reading
RimuHosting: Proudly supporting LCA2010 Linux Conf down under will be in Wellington from Monday 18 January to Saturday 23 January 2010. This is right on our door-step (well an 8 hour drive down SH1 from Cambridge, at least). So there … Continue reading
I see this particular problem about once or twice a day it seems and probably have for as long as I've worked at Rimu. Sometimes customers opt to have their email handled via a 3rd party mail service (google apps, … Continue reading
I hate spam. I really hate spam. I guess everybody can relate to that. I not only hate spam, but I don't like receiving correspondence from some website that made me register to view some content or post a message, … Continue reading
Need an init script for a Java service? Like tomcat, liferay, or jboss?
Regular Linux init scripts often don't work so well. e.g. Java apps typically want to be run by a particular user (e.g. tomcat or liferay). e.g. They may require a 'special' shutdown mechanism (e.g. with Tomcat sending a signal to a particular port).
So over the years I have had a handy-dandy script that can control most of my most commonly used Java apps (liferay, tomcat, jboss).
It does things like start up the app as a particular user. Checks to ensure the app is responding on a URL before saying it is stared. Waits for the app to shutdown gracefully, else forces it to quit. And provides kill and killstart commands when you're developing and just want the thing restarted!
This morning I updated it to use the lsb logging methods. So the output is a bit prettier than the 'old' echo's we used to use.
The current version of the file will live at http://proj.ri.mu/javainitscript
To use it wget that to the /etc/init.d directory on your server. Then rename (or symlink) it to the service you want to control. Currently the tomcat, liferay and jboss names are supported.
Some excerpts from the script follow... Continue reading