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cPanel & Plesk Merging: Future Prospects

Introduction As per the new global update, it was announced that cPanel is changing its ownership which has been acquired by Oakley Capital, an investment group also in charge of Plesk. Oakley Capital acquired Plesk in May 2017, while Plesk in turn, acquired SolusVM which supplies software for VPS management, among other things. ...
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Gradle

Gradle is an advanced general purpose build management system written in Groovy. Gradle has a highly-customizable dependency resolution engine, visual build inspection and debugging tools, and many work avoidance mechanisms. Using Gradle, we can develop apps to microservices for small startups to big enterprises faster. The Enterprise edition of Gradle provides remote caching and test...
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Ceph

Introduction Ceph is an Open Source Distributed storage solution and it puts together to simplify the highly scalable object, file-based storage and block under one whole system. Ceph supports both scale-up and scale-out using economical commodity hardware. Clusters of Ceph are constructed with the help of an algorithm called CRUSH (Controlled Replication Under Scalable Hashing)...
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New Relic for Performance Monitoring

Introduction New Relic is a web application tool that monitors the performance from the end user experience through servers. As it is designed to work in real time with the live web application it provides flexible and dynamic server monitoring. Also, the New Relic infrastructure is designed in such a way that it suites for...
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How to Use Raygun for Improving Web and Mobile App Performance

Introduction Raygun is an application software, which is used to discover and fix performance issues related to the applications. Raygun act as a central place to monitor their entire stack for problems affecting end users and also, Raygun provides a complete set of problems as well as workflow tools which allow the user to fix...
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Software Defined Infrastructure Management with Terraform

  Terraform is the first multi-cloud immutable infrastructure tool that was created by HashiCorp. It was released three years ago and written in the Go programming language. Terraform is one of the simplest tools for infrastructure management and it uses a simple code for infrastructure management. Terraform can be used for both existing and custom...
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CI/CD (Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment)

Continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD) defines a culture, a set of operating/manipulating principles, and collection of practices that allow application development teams to deliver code changes more regularly and in an accurate way....
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How to Datadog for Cloud Applications

Datadog is a monitoring platform for cloud applications which automatically detects potential application and infrastructure issues as it observes trends and patterns in application metrics like error rate, request rate, and latency—and unexpected behavior....
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OpenShift

  WHAT IS OPENSHIFT? OpenShift is a PaaS. Basically saying OpenShift is a Cloud Enabled Application Platform (CEAP). For those who are not sure anymore about PaaS, here is a quick reminder. Platform as a service (PaaS) or Application platform as a service (aPaaS) is a class of distributed computing administrations that gives a stage...
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Bitcoins

What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a digital and global money system (currency). It allows people to send or receive money across the internet, even to someone they don’t know or don’t trust. Money can be easily exchanged without being linked to a real identity. Its the mathematical field of cryptography that forms the basis for...
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Backup Directories to Google Drive from CentOS/RedHat

Nowadays Google Drive is the most commonly used service to store our files as a cloud. Here in this article, it explains how to backup directories to Google Drive using bash script and API....
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Python

Python is a high-level general-purpose programming language, which is Interpreted, Interactive and Object-Oriented. The term object-oriented means it supports object-oriented programming approach to develop applications. Python file is saved as a .py extension. Python’s initial development was led by Guido van Rossum in the late 1980s....
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Capistrano

Capistrano is a remote server automation open-source tool written in Ruby that gives a set of advanced tools to deploy web applications to the servers. To perform the deploy functions Capistrano does not require any big set of additional applications; it just requires an ssh connection with a new user who has the permission to...
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Amazon Lightsail

Amazon Lightsail is an Amazon cloud service that offers bundles of cloud compute power and memory for new or less experienced cloud users. Amazon Web Services (AWS) packages memory, processing, storage and transfer into virtual machines (VMs) for customers to purchase, and then releases that compute capacity as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances. Amazon...
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AWS Cloudwatch

  AWS Cloudwatch is an AWS monitoring tool which will help us to monitor the cloud resources. Also, it gives a detailed report for the cloud resource usage. Amazon CloudWatch has an open application programming interface (API) support with customized reports, notifications, and alarms. In Amazon CloudWatch, there is no up-front commitment or minimum fee. It will...
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Heroku

    Heroku is a cloud service for hosting your applications. It is a Platform as a service with support for auto-scaling and deployment. It primarily uses Git for deploying applications. It is a cloud-based platform that provides application developers an environment ready to code, test and run an app without needing to worry about...
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AWS CodeDeploy

AWS CodeDeploy is a deployment service that automates application deployments to Amazon EC2 instances and on-premises instances. It helps us to deploy application content such as code, serverless AWS Lambda functions, web and configuration files, packages, scripts, multimedia files, etc. After deploying the application content on a server it is stored in Amazon S3 buckets,...
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Phusion Passenger

Phusion Passenger is a free web server and application server with support for Ruby, Python and Node.js. It is designed to integrate into the Apache HTTP Server or the Nginx web server, but also has a mode for running standalone without an external web server. Phusion Passenger supports Unix-like operating systems, and is available as...
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AWS Migration with Server Migration Service

AWS Server Migration Service (SMS) is an ideal solution for the migration from VMware environments to AWS where the downtime, agentless tools, incremental replication, and testing the application before the cutover are critical considerations. AWS migration facilities provide simple services to migrate large-scale data from our on premises....
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Logstash

Logstash (Log collection engine) collects Logs and events data, Parse and Transform. Logstash is a tool for managing events and logs. Logstash is a system of log collection, processing, storage and searching activities. Basically, it collects, processes, and forwards events and log messages. The Collection can be completed via configuring the “Input plugins” including raw...
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Amazon Virtual Private Cloud

                     VPC enables us to launch Amazon services to a Virtual network. This virtual network is owned by its own data centers with the benefits of using AWS services. In each account by default, VPC is already configured. The default VPC is used for the testing purposes. The custom VPC is used for more secure...
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Configure Backups to S3

1. Servers having cPanel control panel ————————————- In the WHM console, click Backup Configuration, and scroll to the bottom looking for additional destinations. Select Amazon S3 in the Destination Type and Create new destination. In the configuration page for this destination, give it a name and select the box that says transfer system backups to...
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AWS Elastic Beanstalk

By using Elastic Beanstalk we can easily manage applications in the AWS Cloud without affecting the infrastructure on the applications. With this, we can manage all of the resources that run on the application as environments. It will reduce the risks in managing applications without restricting choices and the control, as we can simply upload...
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Stackify

Stackify is a developer-friendly solution that helps developers to manage and troubleshoot application or coding issues with integrated monitoring and error logs. Along with the solutions to monitor and manage their applications’ performance, it also provides a cloud-based solution that provides insights about the application’s performance. In the industry, most of the application monitoring solutions...
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Munin

Monitoring our systems, networks and server’s performance and activity is one of the duller aspects of administration, and often something that is overlooked until there is a problem. Fortunately, there are many tools that can be used to monitor our system resources with differing levels of complexity and difficulty to configure. One of the simpler...
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Machine Learning

Machine learning is a variant of artificial intelligence (AI) that makes the systems for self-learning from the data enrolled without being specially programmed. ML aims at the improvement of computer programs that makes the systems to learn for themselves with the accessed data. The overall learning process initiates with observations from the data accessed such...
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AWS Load Balancer

A load balancer distributes incoming traffic towards multiple EC2 instances in multiple Availability Zones. By this way, a load balancer increases the fault tolerance of the applications. Elastic Load Balancing is used to detect unhealthy instances and directs the traffic only to healthy instances. Elastic Load Balancing scales the load balancer as traffic to the...
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Puppet

Puppet is an open source system management tool for centralizing and automating configuration management. Configuration management is the detailed recording and updating of information that describes an enterprise’s hardware and software. Puppet is written using Ruby. System Administrators usually perform repetitive tasks such as installing servers, configuring those servers, etc. They can automate this task,...
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Ansible

Ansible is an open source software that automates software provisioning, configuration management, and application deployment. Ansible connects via SSH, remote PowerShell or via other remote APIs. You can use Ansible to automate three types of tasks: Provisioning: Set up the various servers you need in your infrastructure. Configuration management: Change the configuration of an application,...
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Amazon Redshift

Amazon Redshift is a fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud. A data warehouse architecture consists of three tiers. The bottom tier of the architecture is the database server, where data is loaded and stored. The middle tier consists of the analytics engine that is used to access and analyze the data. The...
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AWS Lambda

AWS Lambda is a feature that helps to run code without provisioning or managing servers. We need to pay only for the compute time we consume – there is no charge when our code is not running. AWS Lambda is an ideal compute platform for many application scenarios, provided that you can write your application...
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Kibana

Kibana is an open-source application tool used for log and time series analytics, application monitoring etc. On the latest Kibana, we can search and view the logs which logstash recorded. Kibana is a web interface software utilized for searching and visualizing logs as well as creating the charts, maps, bars etc of data. We use...
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SupportPRO Engineer Won 1st Rank in Cpanel University Leaderboard

Sebin Xavi, the systems engineer of SupportPRO, has bagged the 1st rank in Cpanel University Leaderboard.  Congratulations on completing the requirements for your CPANEL & WHM SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR  CERTIFICATION. Doing all of that extra work while continuing in your full-time position was extremely ambitious and took a lot of effort and dedication on your part....
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Apache Cassandra

Cassandra is a distributed database management system designed for handling a high volume of structured data across commodity servers. It provides high availability with no single point of failure. Important points  Apache Cassandra is an open source, distributed and decentralized/distributed storage system. It is a column-oriented database. Cassandra was developed at Facebook for inbox search....
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Configure Server Backup to Google Drive for cPanel Accounts

The cPanel new version v66 introduces a new feature that facilitates users to remotely store their data and access it from any part of the world. This is established using the Google Drive feature that enables users to configure server backup directly to this cloud storage. You can save up to 15GB server space by using...
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How to enable and customize PHP-FPM directives/pool for a domain or server wide :: cPanel

What is PHP-FPM? PHP FastCGI Process Manager (PHP-FPM) is an alternative FastCGI daemon for PHP that makes a website capable of handling strenuous loads. By setting specific amounts of resources, it even allows a host to process a domain’s requests. To accomplish this, the PHP-FPM maintains “pools” (workers available to respond to PHP requests) where...
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Access WHM/cPanel Without Root Password

The WHM/cPanel can be accessed without knowing the actual password if it satisfies a single condition i.e you must have shell access to the server. If you have the shell access through SSH Keypair or using VPS nodes on the server, you can simply access the WHM panel without knowing the actual root password of...
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High Disk Usage with VIRTFS

We have heard a lot about VirtFS disk consumption issues while checking the disk usage in cPanel server. VirtFS in cPanel/WHM is used to allot a jailed shell environment for users who can access the server through SSH. This environment acts as a container for the user and will not allow the user to access...
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Mobile Clouds – The New Content Distribution Platform

Cloud Computing is a term that applies to applications and data storage that are delivered over the Internet, via wireless connection. Cloud Computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool. Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) can be integrated with the existing cloud system without requiring any additional costly infrastructure.   What...
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GhostHook: A Kernel-Level Threat in 64-Bit Windows Systems

GhostHook is a new attack technique which allows hackers to bypass kernel protections of Windows 10 PatchGuard and plant rootkits within systems. PatchGuard is a software tool that has been designed to forbid the kernel of 64-bit versions of Windows operating systems from being patched, preventing attackers from executing malicious code or running rootkits at...
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PHP 7 for EasyApache3

The latest versions of cPanel come with EasyApache 4 which provides a lot of new features like PHP 7 support, native support for multiple PHP versions, etc. So it is recommended to migrate to EasyApache 4 to utilize these features. However, if you cannot migrate EasyApache 4 due to some reason (Example: Tomcat support), you...
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How to perform fsck on a ploop container?

Due to various reasons like system crash, incorrect replication level etc, the file system in a ploop container will get corrupted that can result in data loss. So it is necessary to check the filesystem in a ploop container for consistency to avoid this loss of data. Error ~# vzctl start 123 Starting container… Opening...
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AutoSSL and Let’s Encrypt for your Server

SSL certificate is a significant component of data encryption that makes Internet transaction secure. It creates a trusted environment in online business by ensuring the safety of potential customers and company information, as well of financial transactions....
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Securing your Windows systems from WannaCry Ransomware

It was on May 12th, 2017 that the World saw the biggest ever cyber attack, the WannaCry, in the history of Internet.   What is Ransomware? A cyber attack that involves hackers gaining control of a computer system, tablet or smartphone and then demands a ransom to unlock it. To gain access to the system, the...
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ZPanel : Installation and configuration

ZPanel is a free and complete web hosting control panel for Microsoft Windows and POSIX (Linux, UNIX and MacOSX) based servers. ZPanel is written in PHP and uses several open-source (or freely available) software packages to provide a secure, web hosting system. ZPanel flawlessly integrates with MySQL, hMailServer (on Windows), Posfix (on Linux etc.) and...
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Network Monitoring witn Ntop

There are various types of network problems that occur in an organization,which results in inaccessible devices,performance degradation, etc.These can be classified as: Network Hardware failure : Includes faulty devices like switches,Ethernet cards,improper cabling etc. Network configuration problems : Includes issues related to improper configuration of protocols Malicious code : Includes issues as a result of...
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Multiple SSL Certificates on a Single IP using Apache

SNI ( Server Name Identification) allows you to host multiple SSL certificates on a single IP address. Although, hosting several sites on a single virtual private server is possible with the use of virtual hosts, providing separate SSL certificates for each site traditionally required separate IP addresses. The process has now been simplified through the...
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NTP

NTP stands for Network Time Protocol, and it is an Internet protocol used to synchronize the clocks of computers to some time reference. Why should time be synchronized? If you have communicating programs running on different computers, when the time is not synchronized, the program run time ahead in one system and in one it...
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mod_pagespeed

We the internet users are always in search for speed and faster access, so as a site owner must provide both these to survive in this field of business. The Apache servers are most commonly used for internet So various tweaks are available for such servers, I am introducing one such module that will help...
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Managing Linux Log files with Logrotate

Log files are very important and valuable tool available in Linux system security. Logrotate is a log file manager program which provides the administrator with an up-to-date record of events taking place on the system. It may also be used to backup log files. It regularly rotates log files by removing old one from the...
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