Server load watch

High loads are horror for server admins. It is sometimes not easy to find which software or script killing the box. Top command shows some information but detailed enaugh. This code below shows more details of top 20 and sorts by cpu usage.

ps aux | head -1 ; ps aux | sort -rn +2 | head -20

Social bookmarking Client for multiple update

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 04/21/2009 - 16:09

I need a software or maybe mozilla firefox add-on, which updates all my social bookmarking accounts when I create a new post on my blog. I dont want to login to all my web 2.0 accounts each time to add my new posts. For example; there are fields for title, url, description, tags and when I click on update, the software adds that enrty to all social media sites like facebook, digg, delicious, reddit etc. Of course I give each login info first and save them before I send any data. Is it possible?

Free Web-Hosting with PHP-MYSQL, FTP and no-ads

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 04/17/2009 - 15:06

Hello, I am a beginner and looking for a free webhosting. It should have PHP5 and MYSQL and Phpmyadmin. I need FTP access for uploading files. I cannot use web-panel to upload a CMS with 1000 files. It would be nice to have shell access and no ad-banners displayed on/under pages. I need it for Wordpress.

Disable start-up programms under Microsoft Windows

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 04/17/2009 - 14:40

You will not find all auto-starting programms under Start >> Programs >> Autostart. To remove autostart setting of most software which running as service:

start >> run >> regedit

Remove software which you dont want run automagicly when windows starting.

Joomla structure confusing

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 04/15/2009 - 00:18

All popular CMS have a clear structure. You know what is a module or block. But Joomla 1.5 has components, modules, mambots and extensions. Joomla-blocks / boxes called modules and I still dont know the difference between components and extensions. I think this is a reason why many profis prefer Drupal or Typo3 etc.

Do I need suexec, suphp, php-suhosin, mod_security same time?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 04/14/2009 - 23:52

Just another question: Do I need PHP-Suhosin if I have mod_security already installed on my dedicated server? And what is the difference between Apache-Suexec and suphp or php-suexec, make sense to have both installed and in use? Because I have some strange problems with my website, sometimes my site is unreachable for me but if I disconnect and re-connect(change IP) the site is on. There is no server load issues or etc. I had been banned but I dont know who banned me, if mod_sec or apf or suhosin or any other tool.

Do I need Iptables, Lokkit Firewall and APF same time?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 04/14/2009 - 23:44

Hello, I am a linux beginner. Why are three firewall software(iptables, apf, lokkit) installed on a dedicated server? Do I really need all of them? Is not there a conflict related big risk. For example they could block each other and all other network programms and connections. I just want to have an easy to use and secure webserver with less limit.

Fix Cpanel/WHM's easyapache and up2date issue (certificate verify failed)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 04/14/2009 - 16:07

Today morning woke up and saw httpd not running. I tried to install/update Apache using Cpanel's Easyapache script over webinterface(post 2086/2087) but no chance. I tried the same with ssh as root using putty but I got same error output like this:

Checking that all packages are present and up to date.
!! No method to auto repair package system !!
!! Please visit for help with this error. !!
!! Restoring original working apache !!
!! Executing '/scripts/initsslhttpd' !!
!! Restarting 'httpd' ... !!

How to change 'Welcome to the Frontpage', index-title of Joomla 1.5

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 04/14/2009 - 01:02

Joomla title annoying, because you must search long time to change 'Welcome to the Frontpage'. Normally you think you find it under global configuration but not. Second place to search is Frontpage-Manager but it is not there. To change it:

  • Go administrator
  • Click on Menus >> Main Manu
  • Select "Home" and edit
  • Click on System-Parameters
  • Change it and save!