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Linux: CLI Bandwidth Speedtest

There are several graphical websites which you can use to test your speed to the Internet, however at times we need to perform this test from the command line interface (CLI). In our environment this includes testing from our servers which do not have a graphical user...

Linux: Redirect Root Email

Many system services and automated jobs (cron) are setup to send notifications the root email account for the server by default. If you need a way to quickly capture the root email and redirect them to another account, the quick steps below will get this taken care...

Redirect root email in Sentora

After switching over the PinkTie Technology Group servers to Sentora I noticed that system email notifications from cron jobs and various other utilities we have installed were not being delivered. A quick check of the mail queue (mailq) on one of the servers showed...

Sentora Transfer Domain Module Fix

After setting up a few domains in Sentora I realized I needed to add a couple to a sub-account, there was not the option for changing the owner directly in the control panel. A quick search of the community forums at Sentora turned up an add-on module called Transfer...

Migration from ISPConfig to Sentora

Recently we changed the web hosting control panel we use from ISPConfig to Sentora on several of our servers at PinkTie Technology Group. Sentora is based on the old zPanel control panel which was purchased by Hostwinds and development came to a halt. Sentora is...

30 Days: Waking up Early

Here we are in October already and I realized I missed doing a 30 day challenge during September. This morning I was out of my normal routine and needed to be up bright and early in order to meet my normal schedule later in the day. Those of you who know me know I am...

$50 Amazon Fire 7″ Tablet (2015) – My First Thoughts

A few weeks ago I pre-ordered the new 2015 edition of the Amazon Fire Tablet. This 7" model is being sold at a extremely affordable price point of $49.99 . With a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and the new Fire OS 5 it is a improvement over earlier model tablets I have...

Set Passive Port Range in pure-ftpd with ISPConfig

In order to use passive FTP connections with ISPConfig and pure-ftpd you will need to define the port range within the pure-ftpd configuration and adjust the firewall in ISPConfig. Below are the steps needed to make these changes, in our example we set our port range...

Fixing Internal Server Error with ISPConfig

After installing ISPConfig and adding a WordPress website I was getting Internal Server Error (500). Some digging around through the log files turned up issues with the default configuration of PHP-FPM. To resolve this issue the MaxRequestLen value needs to be...

Linux Tips: Top 5 Files Using Disk Space

Do you need to see what is using the most disk space? This quick Linux Tip will show you how. Running the following command will show the top 5 du -hsx * | sort -rh | head -5 Explanation: du -hsx * The du command estimates file space usage,  du being short for disk...

Adjust maximum file upload size in ISPConfig

By default ISPConfig has the maximum file upload size set to 2MB. This value is too low for a majority of sites, especially if you plan on running a photo gallery or installing a content management program like WordPress or Monkey. To adjust these settings you will...

30 Days: No Soda – Days 4-5

Keeping up with the 30 Day challenge of No Soda here are days 4 and 5.   Day 4: July 23rd, 2015 Woke up with an ache at the base of my neck which stayed all day. Water and lemonade all day made it through without any craving or desires for soda. WebMD: How to beat...

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