VPSLatch VPS Benchmark

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Unix Benchmark results from VPSLatch (OpenVZ running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 32bit on their Orlando, FL node) using unixbench v 5.1.2 Specs: 1024MB / 60GB OpenVZ running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 32bit Note: This VPS has the best benchmark that I have ever seen, wow, no doubt Adam is having busy managing the best VPS+CPanel combination ever! (more…)
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Spacerich VPS Benchmark

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Update (26-Aug-2010): From my experience, they have very huge iowait and hence I/O problems on their VPS servers. You have to wait for like 10-15 seconds for a 'uptime' command to execute which is pretty pathetic. So in my opinion, it was useless for me. Unix Benchmark results from Spacerich (OpenVZ running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 32bit on their Munich, Germany node) using unixbench v 5.1.2 Specs: 256MB / 25GB OpenVZ running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 32bit Note: Being in Europe, it has the best response time to Asia especially Pakistan (more…)
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Not getting a package on Ubuntu?

How to, Resources, Reviews, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials, Ubuntu, Virtual Private Server
If you are not getting a package on Ubunu using apt-get then chances are that it has not been updated in the /etc/apt/sources.list file For example, the following should be there in the sources.list file if you are running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (codename lucid) [code] ## main & restricted repositories deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid main restricted deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid main restricted deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-updates main restricted deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-updates main restricted deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-security main restricted deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-security main restricted ## universe repositories - uncomment to enable deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid universe deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid universe deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates universe deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates universe deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-security universe deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-security universe [/code]
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Installing Lighttpd, PHP and MySQL on Ubuntu

How to, Linux, OpenSource, PHP, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials, Ubuntu, Virtual Private Server
If you are not getting a package on Ubuntu, please check to see if your /etc/apt/sources.list file is updated. This is common with most VPS providers On VPS, especially with challenging small memory limit (e.g. 64MB or 128MB) lighttpd is the best option instead of Apache. In this article I will show you how to do that. On a fresh box (which has no apache installed) type this to get lighttpd webserver installed [code]apt-get install lighttpd[/code] Now install PHP5 CGI package and PHP5 command line package [code]apt-get install php5-cgi php5-cli[/code] Edit the following file [code]nano /etc/php5/cgi/php.ini[/code] and uncomment this line [code]cgi.fix_pathinfo = 1[/code] Now enable fastcgi module [code]lighty-enable-mod fastcgi[/code] Restart Lighttpd [code]/etc/init.d/lighttpd restart[/code] You get the welcome page Lets install MySQL 5.1 server and client [code]apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client[/code] and…
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PHP Depreciated errors on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

How to, Linux, PHP, Tutorials, Ubuntu
If you have installed LAMP (Apache, MySQL and PHP on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS) then running this on SSH [code]php -v[/code] would be giving you certain PHP Depreciated warning like these [code]root@sea:~# php -v PHP Deprecated: Comments starting with '#' are deprecated in /etc/php5/cli/conf.d/idn.ini on line 1 in Unknown on line 0 PHP Deprecated: Comments starting with '#' are deprecated in /etc/php5/cli/conf.d/imagick.ini on line 1 in Unknown on line 0 PHP Deprecated: Comments starting with '#' are deprecated in /etc/php5/cli/conf.d/imap.ini on line 1 in Unknown on line 0 PHP Deprecated: Comments starting with '#' are deprecated in /etc/php5/cli/conf.d/mcrypt.ini on line 1 in Unknown on line 0 PHP 5.3.2-1ubuntu4 with Suhosin-Patch (cli) (built: Apr 9 2010 08:23:39) Copyright (c) 1997-2009 The PHP Group Zend Engine v2.3.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2010 Zend Technologies[/code] Its…
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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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