Have you ever heard of Cpanel certifications? There is a Cpanel entity called Cpanel University to offer you Cpanel proficiency certifications. Cpanel is really large player on the Server market and Certifications and certifications from them will really increase the value of your resume. Currently they offer 2 types of certifications Sales and Technical and each of those got […]


VPS connectivity and performance benchmark

by Ruchira on April 20, 2013

  Easiest and best way to find the performance of your dedicated servers or VPS’s is to benchmark them. I have covered how to do a Geekbench test on your linux server here . But that doesn’t test for variables like bandwidth. I know that testing connectivity speeds is easy as running “wget”s against some test files. But […]


Linode Longview

by Ruchira on April 5, 2013

    I don’t have enough words to express, how much I love Linode. If you search my blog with the keyword “linode” you can find the reviews and rants that I’ve done about them. Linode is beta testing a new feature called Linode “Longview” which provides you beautiful live graphs and information about your virtual machines. […]

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How to install logwatch on Ubuntu

by Ruchira on March 12, 2013

Logwatch is a great tool which emails you reports of your linux server’s log data reports. It analyses the information such as failed log in attempts, software updates,disk usage data etc.  Logwatch will email you complete report of the processed logs every day or whenever you want it to. Install logwatch on Ubuntu is easy, just […]


cPanel Support Server Hacked

by Ruchira on February 28, 2013

  cPanel Inc. issued a statement asking users who contacted cPanel support service within past months to change their root passwords immediately. This is because one of their support system server was compromised and user submitted server login data are probably stolen.  Here is the official email From: no-reply@cpanel.net Sent: Friday, February 22, 2013 12:48 AM […]


  On this episode of Quick Tips I’m going to write about how you can use the simple terminal program called “Vnstat” to monitor the bandwidth usage of your Ubuntu,Debian,Centos or any other Linux server or pc. To install Vnstat Log in to your termnial and execute below command


    If you have a WHM Cpanel server and you are setting up user accounts, keep in mind that every user account owner gets full shell access by default and they can execute all the nasty commands to mess up the whole server. I don’t understand why WHM team made it like this way on default. […]

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How to run Geekbench test on Linux

by Ruchira on January 9, 2013

      Geekbench has become the go-to benchmark method among the tech people because of its availability on almost any platform out there. As the Geekbench official web site says Geekbench provides a comprehensive set of benchmarks engineered to quickly and accurately measure processor and memory performance. Designed to make benchmarks easy to run […]