Tag Archives: sysadmin

A Postscript on Server Migrations (redirecting network traffic to a new IP)

During the break between Christmas and New Year’s I migrated a server from Linode to Digital Ocean. We have just a handful left, and most of those should be gone this year. This migration was pretty straightforward, no WordPress portal … Continue reading

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Adding Super Admin Access for WPMS

While I’m on the sysadmin blogging tip, wanted to record another issue that came my way this week so I can remember how to solve it. WordPress Multisite (WPMS) is probably the application I am most comfortable with supporting (which … Continue reading

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Restarting a Discourse Container

We have a server that runs a kind of multisite Discourse environment that I discussed a number of years ago in this post. It is an Ubuntu server with Docker installed, and each of the Discourse instances on that server … Continue reading

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Same Old Drupal

I was fielding a ticket today for someone who was having a couple of issues with Drupal 8 after install, namely they were getting a Trusted Host Settings errorHere is the full error that shows up in the admin area: … Continue reading

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Fixquotas

Used the fixquotas cPanel script  this morning will working support. This comes in handy when the list of cPanel accounts showing storage quotas for each account gets corrupted. This script repairs them. I found the script while repairing Coventry’s server two weeks ago, … Continue reading

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Whoowns or Whoowens?

One of the cPanel scripts I’ve found really useful as of late is the whoowns script that let’s you know which account owns a specific domain. Let me provide a quick scenario.  You have an issue with a domain and … Continue reading

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Sequel Pro’s SQL Inserts

Another tool I’ve  been becoming more familiar with for sites that don’t have phpMyAdmin to access the MySQL databases is Sequel Pro. It’s an open source application for managing SQL databases on the Mac.  I have come to appreciate it … Continue reading

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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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