Category Archives: sysadmin

Upton Sinclair would have Laughed

I follow the Bitninja blog because we use this service as an external firewall at Reclaim Hosting, and they are pretty awesome. We run it on all of our shared hosting servers, and many of our bigger schools, and it … Continue reading

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Command Line Cheat Sheet

I started this post years ago to collect commands I need from time to time, but it never got published. That said, years later I still need such a resource so I figured I would post this fairly idiosyncratic resource  … Continue reading

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NCDU-fu

Sometimes it feels good to have some meager sysadmin competencies, such as knowing how to quickly identity where large files are in a particular hosting account. This issue comes up from time-to-time when someone discovers all their storage space has … Continue reading

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Freeing Up Disk Space (in my mind!)

I haven’t been as good at writing up daily sysadmin stuff as I should have, but I do reference this blog regularly for issues I have when playing a sysadmin on TV. One article I go to time and gain … Continue reading

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Notes on WHM: Converting Addon Domain to cPanel Account

I recently learned about a feature of WHM (the system used to manage a cPanel server) that has been quite useful. WHM has a tool that allows you to convert an Addon domain from an existing cPanel account into its own … Continue reading

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A WHMCS Invalid Token Error and the glory of blogging

I woke up this morning to find that our WHMCS portal for Reclaim Hosting was having some issues. WHMCS is software that enables you to manage the business of cPanel, effectively provisioning, invoicing, billing, renewing, etc. without it people can’t … Continue reading

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As Easy as Setting Up a Minecraft Server

I was asked yesterday if we host Minecraft servers at Reclaim Hosting, to which I responded no. One of the great strengths of Reclaim has been it’s laser focus (provide awesome shared hosting environments) and managed growth (saying no, remaining lean, and keeping … Continue reading

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Changing Storage Quota for cPanel Accounts

This is a quick and easy tutorial for changing storage space quotas on specific cPanel accounts, perfect for a rainy Sunday morning. I often get this question from someone managing a Domain of One’s Own initiative that needs to modify an … Continue reading

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“Anything is Possible in Linux”

I was doing a major migration of various sites for Gary Stanton, a Historic Preservation professor I worked with on and off for a decade at the University of Mary Washington. About the same time I was leaving he was retiring, … Continue reading

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Installing and Customizing a Scalable WordPress Multisite with Linode’s StackScripts

I’ve been on a server admin crash course over the last 8 months or so, and I’ve been thoroughly enjoying myself. I have been fortunate to have the most patient and generous teacher I’ve ever studied under: the great Tim Owens. I truly … Continue reading

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