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AWS EC2 Instance – CentOS or Ubuntu for My Application?

AWS EC2 Instance – CentOS or Ubuntu for My Application?

This post serves as a quick comparison between CentOS and Ubuntu when deciding to launch on an EC2 Instance. CentOS is Redhat based and Ubuntu is Debian based. CentOS is often considered more stable because they don’trelease many updates due to its reliability. Less...

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Website not loading across some networks – Quick Fix

Website not loading across some networks – Quick Fix

Not able to open a particular site from some networks ? Mostly when on mobile data is this happening to you ? In some networks, it would be fine, but for some networks, you may end up notloading anything and get the browser error. Try to run a ping test to the site....

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WHM / cPanel kicks me out !

WHM / cPanel kicks me out !

This scenario may happen when you are logged into WHM / cPanel from a dynamically IP changing network / Mobile data. You may be kicked out from the Panel and will need to login again and this can be an irritating loop. You can fix this behaviour by logging into WHM...

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Emails from whmcs fails – How to resolve them ?

Emails from whmcs fails – How to resolve them ?

Are your emails from WHMCS failing ? Does it reach your clients at times and fails often ? Start by checking for the activity logs under - Utilities -> Logs. If you find this error message : "It failed with this message - Email Sending Failed - SMTP connect()...

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cPanel Price increase – Best alternative to cPanel

cPanel Price increase – Best alternative to cPanel

cPanel is changing their pricing structure and introducing massive hikes.Instead of the traditional 15-20$ / server, they are going to have it based on the number of accounts per server. https://www.cpanel.net/pricing/ For a server with upto 30 accounts, it costs you...

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Issue with Roundcube attachments in Plesk

Facing issues in uploading attachments to roundcube ? Last day, was not able to attach a PDF through webmail. Apache error logs showed the following : [Date [:error] [pid 12345:tid 123456789] [client xx.xx.xx.xx] [client xx.xx.xx.xx] ModSecurity: Access denied with...

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Configuring automated ec2 -volume’s snapshots !

Taking automatic snapshots of ec2 volumes is currently not as 'automatic' as the case with an RDS instance in which we can fully automate it. However with AWS Ops Automator and CloudFormation, we can come up with a solution to automate the creation / deletion of...

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Error when starting php-fpm on a virtualmin centos

Last day ran into an issue in which the php-fpm service was facing an issue and httpd service was failing to start. On checking the logs, could see this : Date [proxy:error] [pid] 111  connection refused:FCGI:attempt to connect to 127.0.0.1:8000 (*) failed Date...

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Connecting to Mariadb/MySQL RDS from phpMyAdmin

The Amazon RDS ( AWS RDS ) - Managed relational database service from aws is a real blessing these days. Since its managed by aws, you don't have to worry about the patching / administration / backups / restore aspects of it. All you need to do is upload the codes...

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locale error in CentOS 6 !

Recently saw the issue in newly build CentOS6 VMs ( For me it was Virtuozzo based VMs ) : -bash: warning: setlocale: LC_CTYPE: cannot change locale (UTF-8) Saw this error even after installing cPanel in the VPS. This warning popped up every time you ran a command in...

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Convert mp4 videos to mpg format !

At times, you will want to convert the mp4 videos to mpg format, which the common DVD players and the older TV's support directly. To do this, you can use the FFmpeg for Windows. Download the program from :...

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Issue with CurlSSL on CentOS 4 ! ( Ye, too old 😛 )

We are talking about CentOS 4 and CurLSSL here. We may have some legacy users facing this issue in enabling CurLSSL. This was the error encountered : ======= vtls/openssl.c: In function `Curl_ossl_init': make[2]: *** [vtls/libcurl_la-openssl.lo] Error 1 make[2]:...

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Enabling PHP ImageMagick extension with IIS !

Prerequisites: IIS 8.5 Installed PHP 7.0.X ( 64 Bit) installed to C:\Program Files\PHP via WPI. O.S :-  Windows Server 2012 / R2 We are about to  enable PHP ImageMagick extension with IIS ImageMagick is free Open source software for displaying, editing image files in...

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cPanel upgrade fails from 11.54 – Services broken !

A recent upgrade from cPanel / WHM 11.54 resulted in the services getting broken and not able to access the services.  Was able to find the following in the logs when attempt to restart cPanel was made : Can't locate Unix/PID/Tiny.pm in @INC (you may need to install...

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