Monthly Archives: April 2014

What is managed server hosting?

There are often two varieties of server hosting compared: self-managed, and fully managed service. Managed hosting usually includes benefits like: Guaranteed resolution of software issues, which may not be related directly to a server or the provider’s service. Installation of custom/third-party software, upon request. Advanced optimization and management of the server’s operating system and software […]

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How to Install XCache on a cPanel Server (Linux)

We are frequently asked if it’s possible, and how, to install XCache on servers that are already running cPanel. On cPanel servers, web server modules are managed with a built-in tool called EasyApache, however this tool features EAccelerator and does not provide an easy option to install XCache. Nonetheless, it is possible to install XCache […]

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How to Install UnixBench on Debian/Ubuntu Server

UnixBench is a very useful utility for benchmarking Linux systems, and creating reports for recording and comparison to other systems. To install UnixBench, access your system as root, and run the following commands: apt-get install build-essential libx11-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libxext-dev wget http://byte-unixbench.googlecode.com/files/UnixBench5.1.3.tgz tar xvfz UnixBench5.1.3.tgz cd UnixBench ./Run

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How to Install PPTP VPN on CentOS Server

PTPP is a VPN protocol that shares many advantages with advanced, enterprise-ready VPN protocols. It is useful for securing point-to-point connections, whether between dedicated servers, clients, or servers and clients. Installing a PPTP VPN on a CentOS dedicated server, VPS, or other machine is a simple and fairly convenient process. To begin, access your server […]

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How to Change RDP Port from Default on Windows Server 2008,2012

As a security practice, it is recommended to update your Windows server’s RDP port (used for managing the server via Remote Desktop Conneciton). To update the RDP port from the default 3389, follow the steps below: Start the Registry Editor by navigating to Start > Run > regedit Locate the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TerminalServer\WinStations\RDP-Tcp\PortNumber Click the subkey PortNumber, […]

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How to Install htop on CentOS Linux Server via SSH (RHEL)

To install htop, a command line “interactive process viewer” for Linux that is much like the top utility, follow the steps below: Log in to your server via SSH. Run the following command by copying and pasting the entire command into 1 entry in the terminal: wget http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm;rpm -Uhv rpmforge-release*.rf.x86_64.rpm;yum install -y htop via RedArray Knowledgebase: How to Install […]

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Does RedArray provide managed support?

Yes. Our standard support guarantee includes 24/7 account support and service-related issue resolution. If you are interested in outsourcing end-to-end management of your hardware and software, you may optionally upgrade any dedicated server to include Fully Managed Support. For information about features and pricing of fully managed server hosting, view Managed Servers.

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How to Access a Linux Server via SSH Terminal

When Linux dedicated servers are provisioned, they are often setup with a minimal OS installation. The first task a user may want to do is access the server, to run commands on it from a remote location, and configure it as needed. The SSH (Secure Shell) protocol is designed to allow users to interface with […]

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How to Access a Windows Server via RDP (Remote Desktop)

If you choose to configure your dedicated server with a Windows Server operating system, it will come ready-to-go with a remote desktop interface. This will allow you to interact with the remote Windows Server OS as if it was a “regular” desktop PC. You can access the server’s desktop, install applications, and manage files via […]

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