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  Configure a PHP web server on CentOS


Are you used to use cPanel or Plesk on VPS for your PHP website management? If for some reason you don't want to use them? What can you do? How do you maintain your website? How do you access Emails, use FTP to upload files or use phpMyAdmin to manage your databases? You may need to configure all these services yourself on a VPS without cPanel or Plesk or other similar apps.But to configure all these services on a Linux server is not an easy job. You may spend many nights but still fail to get s...

   Cron,Linux,CentOS,Email,FTP,MySQL     2012-07-08 06:01:56


  Convert ext3 to ext4 file system on CentOS


ext3 is a journaled file system that is commonly used by the Linux kernel. It is the default file system for many popular Linux distributions, including Debian. Stephen Tweedie. On June 28, 2006, Theodore Ts'o, the principal developer of ext3, announced an enhanced version, called ext4. Today, we will show how to convert ext3 to ext4 format on CentOS. System environment: Release version : CentOS release 5.4(Final) Kernel:  Linux localhost.lo...

   CentOS, ext3 to ext4     2012-11-21 11:40:45


  Create cron job on CentOS


These two days, I am building a website and deploying it on a VPS server which uses CentOS 5. I don't have cPanel or Plesk for my account, so I need to install and configure everything myself including Apache, PHP, MySQL and FTP server, also today's topic cron job. Since my website has a ranking algorithm to calculate the rankings of each link and update the ranking on database and I need to calculate the rankings every 5 minutes, so I think to use cron jobs. Here are what I have done which may ...

   cron job,crontab,CentOS,linux,php,example     2012-06-11 09:23:45


  Install and remote access phpMyAdmin on CentOS


phpMyAdmin is a free and open source tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL with the use of a Web browser. It can perform various tasks such as creating, modifying or deleting databases, tables, fields or rows; executing SQL statements; or managing users and permissions.Today I walk through you the steps to install phpMyAdmin on CentOS. Actually, these steps are applicable to other Linux systems as well. 1. Download the phpMyAdmin from Sourceforge.net. Run command:wge...

   phpMyAdmin,linux,installation,demo     2012-06-21 07:30:29


  php://input in PHP


When using xml-rpc, server side will get the data from client with php://input method instead of $_POST. Hence today we will discuss php://input. PHP official manual has below explanation to php://input: “php://input allows you to read raw POST data. It is a less memory intensive alternative to $HTTP_RAW_POST_DATA and does not need any special php.ini directives. php://input is not available with enctype=”multipart/form-data”. Here we und...

   php://input, IO, input     2013-02-25 20:43:00


  A Tiny MySQL++ Tutorial; C++ and MySQL; MySQL++ Example


I wrote a post about how to install MySQL++ and I thought I will write a quick tutorial on how to use it too. This is a very basic MySQL++ program and it’s very self explanatory: #include <mysql++.h> #include <stdlib.h>   using namespace std; using namespace mysqlpp;   int main() { try { Connection conn(false); conn.connect("DB NAME", "DB HOST probably localhost", "DB USER", "DB PASS"); Query query = conn.query(); } catch (BadQuery er) { /...

   C++,Example,MySQL++,Insert,API     2011-09-05 02:12:40


  Recover deleted file in Linux EXT3 file system


Environment : CentOS 5.3 x86_64, /dev/sdb1 is the data segment /data0. EXT3 file system. Problem : /data0/tcsql/cankao/phpcws-1.5.0/httpcws.cpp is deleted mistakenly and httpcws.cpp is not backed up. It will take much time to rewrite this program again. So we must recover it back. debugfs is feasible in EXT2 file system, but in EXT3 file system, it's not very useful. There is one open source software called ext3grep which can help us recover deleted file in EXT3 file system. The recovery steps a...

   Linux,EXT3,File recovery     2013-08-16 07:06:45


  Is Ubuntu becoming a big name in enterprise Linux servers?


Summary: Mark Shuttleworth says yes, Ubuntu is now competitive with Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the enterprise space. Since last summer, Ubuntu has been more popular than Red Hat as a Web server. When you think of Ubuntu Linux, what do you think of? I would guess you think about the Linux desktop. While Ubuntu is certainly a big player—maybe the biggest—when it comes to the Linux desktop, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, the company beh...

   Linux,Ubuntu,Daat center,Server     2012-04-15 01:22:53


  How Do I Enable Remote Access To MySQL Database Server?


By default remote access to MySQL database server is disabled for security reasons. However, some time you need to provide remote access to database server from home or a web server. If you want to remotely access to the database server from the web server or home, follow this quick tutorial.MySQL Remote AccessYou need type the following commands which will allow remote connections.Step # 1: Login Using SSH (if server is outside your data center)First, login over ssh to remote MySQL database ser...

   MySQL,Remote access,Enable,Host or webdomain     2011-10-31 00:31:41


  Top 10 PHP Best Security Practices for Sys Admins


PHP is widely used for various of web development. However, misconfigured server-side scripting would create all sorts of problem. And here are php security best practices that you should aware when configuring PHP securely. Nowadays most of the web servers are operated under Linux environment (like: Ubuntu, Debian...etc). Hence, in the following article, I am going to use list top 10 ways to enhance PHP Security Best Practices under Linux environment. My sample setup for PHP Security Tips: D...

   PHP,code security,System admin,Advice,Best practice     2012-02-01 00:04:37