Linode is Blazzing Fast

Personal, Thoughts
I asked my client to buy a Linode for some testing purposes and I tried it for the first time. I must say, Linode is blazzing fast. Downloads are touching 8M/sec and speed, performance is as if its running on a VM on my local system. Update: Now its been almost a month running Linode and I strongly recommend this VPS company.
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Good bye CentOS! Hello Ubuntu

CentOS, Linux, PHP, Reviews, Tips and Tricks, Ubuntu
Its been about almost more then two years since I have been playing with CentOS on many different platforms etc. Its very stable but on the other hand, PHP/MySQL updates are very hard to get and still PHP is 5.1.6. I tried EPEL repo and it updated PHP to 5.3.1 but still there were conflicts with stuff and many core packages. So, I thought why not move to Ubuntu since it has just announced 10.04LTS (Long Term Support) in April 2010. Folks at iWeb were really nice to do a reinstall without any charges and also process a memory upgrade request at an amazing 50% discount. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Apache 2 version is 2.2.14 PHP version is 5.3.2 MySQL version is 5.1.41-3ubuntu12 SVN (Subversion) version is 1.6.6 As a comparison…
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How to Install Webmin on CentOS

How to, Linux, OpenSource, Resources, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials
Install dependencies before we proceed to install webmin [code][root@testbed ~]# yum -y install perl-Net-SSLeay[/code] Download latest rpm package from Webmin's official website [code][root@testbed ~]# -O /tmp/webmin.rpm[/code] Once it is downloaded, install the RPM using the following command [code][root@testbed ~]# rpm -i /tmp/webmin.rpm[/code] No more steps required. Its installed :) Go to your browser and access the control panel with valid ssh credentials. Default URL is https://your-ip:10000/ (IF you have not changed the default port)
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Creating and Installing crontabs using CodeIgniter

How to, OpenSource, PHP, Resources, Reviews, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials
Last night, I was trying to get a crontab working in CodeIgniter, since my current project (a personal project) is using CodeIgniter now. I didn't wanted to use the conventional approach of running crontabs and my code seperate. Unfortunately, CodeIgniter does not have support for Crontabs and I didn't wanted to user wget in linux crontab to initiate unwanted requests. I spent some time and came up with a solution. It uses CodeIgniter backend Does not modify any core architecture of CodeIgniter Keeps configuration at one place So enough of the summary and let me show you how its done. Create a file (e.g. cron.php) in the same place as your index.php and system folder. Here is its code [php]/** * @author Asim Zeeshan * @web * @date 13th…
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Installing MySQL 5.1 on Ubuntu

How to, Linux, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials, Ubuntu
I wanted to use PARTITIONING introduced in MySQL 5.1 to handle some 2 Million records (and growing everyday) in a table. Ubuntu 8.10 does not have MySQL 5.1 available if you do apt-get the latest version available is 5.0 So this is what I did, its easy and this might help somebody. [sourcecode language="plain"]nano /etc/apt/sources.list[/sourcecode] I prefer nano editor but you can use any editor of your choice. Add these new lines at the end of the end of the file. [sourcecode language="plain"]deb gutsy main universe restricted multiverse deb gutsy main universe restricted multiverse[/sourcecode] (These packages were targeted for 7.10 so I will recommend using them and removing them from this list once you got the latest MySQL version) Now run the following commands [sourcecode language="plain"]apt-get update apt-get…
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Intall Apache, MySQL and PHP on Ubuntu 8.10

How to, Linux, OpenSource, Resources, Reviews, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials, Ubuntu
WARNING: Please use this method to install Apache, PHP and MySQL because its more suitable for most of your needs and has options to auto-upgrade your installation. The following method is obsolete and not recommended. After trying to install Apache, MySQL and PHP on Ubuntu 8.10 via several methods listed over the web. I opted for xampp package for linux. It is as easy as ABC Download the xampp linux package from their official website [code lang="plain"]wget[/code] (I have selected NCHC, Taiwan as the mirror to download this package, you may try another) Extract the files [code lang="plain"]sudo tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.7.tar.gz -C /opt[/code] Chmod the files to have nobody ownership [code lang="plain"]sudo chown -R nobody:root /opt/lampp/[/code] Configure xampp security [code lang="plain"]sudo /opt/lampp/lampp security[/code] Start xampp with this command [code…
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