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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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How to Install LiteSpeed on Linux Dedicated Server with WHM/cPanel

LiteSpeed is a high-performance web server software, which can help to improve performance of HTTP and MySQL applications. It installs seamlessly with Apache, and uses Apache’s configuration files natively, so very little customization is needed to successfully upgrade a cPanel/WHM server.   To install LiteSpeed on a Linux dedicated server, follow these steps: Access your […]

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How to Check Disk Space on Windows Server 2012, 2008, 2003

For a complete view of disk space and disk usage on Windows Server systems, we recommend using the Disk Management utility. To access the Disk Management panel, simply use Start > Run > diskmgmt.msc, or search “diskmgmt.msc” at the Start menu. Upon opening the utility, you will see an overview of the system’s storage devices and partitions.

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How to Check Disk Space on Linux Dedicated Server

This article provides some methods for viewing disk space and partition information on Linux dedicated servers. One of the most simple utilifies is df, which will display basic information about the server’s filesystem. Run the following command: df -h For a “bigger picture” view of the server’s physical devices and partitions, fdisk is useful: fdisk -l The output […]

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How to Ping a Linux Server (Windows/Mac/Linux)

A very simple network connectivity test is to employ ping (ICMP) packets to test the server’s status. Follow the steps below to verify whether your server is online and responsive: On Windows, open Command Prompt. (Mac OS X and Linux users can open Terminal.) Type the following command, including your server’s IP address: ping -t 0.0.0.0 If the server is online and […]

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How to Change/Update RDP Port on Windows Server 2008

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 Check Memory Amount (RAM) in Windows Server (2012, 2008, 2003)

To check the amount of RAM (physical memory) installed in a system running Windows Server, simply navigate to Start > Control Panel > System. On this pane, you can see an overview of the system’s hardware, including total installed RAM. [via https://www.redarray.net/portal/knowledgebase/28/How-to-Check-Memory-Amount-RAM-in-Windows-Server-2012-2008-2003.html]

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