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I was having some issues on a server which ultimately lead to some very dire system resource issues, I quickly discovered that the issue was originating due to file locks as multiple processes where accessing and modifying the same files repeatedly all at the same time. It was quite embarrassing to have created such an […]

 

One of my biggest annoyances when it comes to cPanel/WHM is the fact that every cPanel account has a catch-all mail account, referred to as a “default” system account – it is extremely useful if you want any email address for a domain to route email into an inbox that can be picked up, but […]

 

Recently I needed to search the server and find all error_log files, but I needed to also list the size of each file that was found – the purpose of this was to find users with unnatually large error logs so that I oculd tweak the error_reporting settings on each system. I managed to find […]

 

I run and manage several large servers for WebDesires and recently I was doing my usual bi-annually cleanup of clients accounts to lower overall disk usage across the servers and as part of this cleanup I realised that awstats, analog and webalizer were using up allot of space across all the accounts. Now in my case […]

 

Updated 15/09/2017 If like me you have a serious problem with recurring SPAM by companies who just keep emailing you asking you if you have read their previous email and that the “great proposal” they made before is still available; then you may be looking to block email addresses by domain name. This sort of […]

 

on cPanel / WHM servers for some reason PHPMyAdmin has a ridiculously low upload_max_filesize setting of usually 50MB, this makes PHPMyAdmin useless for large SQL imports, especially with systems such as Magento where databases can be 900MB+. Fortunately you can increase this limit to something more useful, to be able to do this though you […]

 

ConfigServer Security & Firewall (CSF) may start sending you warning emails that “klogd is not running”, dont panic its not hard to fix! All you need to do is make sure klogd is running by following the tutorial below, btw if you’re wondering klogd is a logging mechanism which logs kernal firewall messages to syslog, […]

 

This article was updated on 15/10/2015 Check if your IP is on a mailing blacklist using our blacklist checking service. So just when you think the internet is this great place for a server admin, where any problem can be solved (more or less) you suddenly hit a brick wall and your world crumples around […]

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