How to Backup OpenVZ Containers with vzdump on CentOS

OpenVZ is a Linux-based Kernel virtualization technology developed by SWSoft for its commercial product Virtuozzo. The modified Linux Kernel and the system utilities are released under an OpenSource license. Vzdump is a shell-based backup program for OpenVZ virtual machines. It is made for containers that use the traditional "simfs" filesystem, it can not be used ... Read more

Reduce CPU and Disk load of backup scripts with nice and ionice

Reduce CPU and Disk Load on Linux

Running a nightly backup script on a server system, such as a web hosting server, can result in a heavy load and longer latency for other processes, for example, HTML or .php pages load slowly during the backup because the backup script requires too many I/O or CPU resources. On Linux systems, two shell utilities ... Read more

How to add PHP support for jailed SSH users in ISPConfig 3

ISPConfig PHP Jail

Jailkit is an easy-to-use tool to create and maintain jail environments for shell users on Linux. In this guide, I will show you how to move PHP and its dependencies into the jail so that the jailed user can execute PHP scripts inside the jail on an ISPConfig server. Edit the jailkit .ini file and ... Read more

How to Copy Files with SCP between Linux Servers

1.1 SCP Command Line-An Overview

 

The SCP command line is commonly used to copy files over SSH, and between popular Operating systems like Linux, Mac and Windows in a secure fashion. SCP is used to copy files to/from a remote server. It also allows you to copy files from one remote server to another remote server, without passing traffic through your PC.

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How to disable MySQL replication on master/master andmaster/slave setups

The following guide shows how to disable and remove mysql replication from two or more mysql servers. These steps can be used for master/slave and master/master mysql setups. The following SQL commands have to be be executed in phpmyadmin or with the mysql commandline program. It is just important that you are logged in as ... Read more

Setting up email routing to gmail / google apps via ISPConfig 3

The following guide describes the steps to add DNS records that route emails from a domain managed in ISPConfig 3 to google apps / gmail. The guide assumes that you have already setup the dns zone for your domain in ispconfig. Login to ISPConfig, click on the DNS module icon in the upper navigation bar, ... Read more