LEMP on Centos 6

In this guide, we’ll walk you through installing all of these components (except for Linux, which is already installed as your OS when you create the server).

Install the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux Repository (or EPEL for short):sudo yum install epel-release
Run a yum update to sync your packages with the new EPEL repository:

sudo yum update

Install MySQL:

sudo yum install mysql-server

Activate MySQL:

sudo service mysqld start

Configure your MySQL installation:

sudo /usr/bin/mysql_secure_installation

Make it so that MySQL will start automatically on server reboot: Continue reading “LEMP on Centos 6” »


Enable VNC viewer for Proxmox 2.x/3.x with tightvnc

Configure Proxmox host for TLS connections: This configures the host to accept VNC connections.

aptitude install openbsd-inetd

Run this to get your KVM id’s :

qm list
root@homenet-home10 /etc # qm list
101 freenas stopped 1024 32.00 0 
102 debpbx running 512 0.00 573304 
105 winxp stopped 512 15.01 0 
7012 ltsp-ldap-openfire-KVM running 512 9.00 495870 
7016 fbc16-kvm running 512 8.00 462697 
7159 win7 stopped 2048 0.00 0 
27014 ltsp-term-KVM stopped 512 0.00 0

edit /etc/inetd.conf , put a port for each kvm you want to access using kvm

#port kvm
59055 stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/qm qm vncproxy 105
59058 stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/qm qm vncproxy 7159

restart openbsd-inetd Continue reading “Enable VNC viewer for Proxmox 2.x/3.x with tightvnc” »


Install Apache Tomcat 8.5 on CentOS 7.3


Server with CentOS 7 – 64bit
2 GB or more RAM (Recommended)
Root Privileges on the server

Step 1 – Install Java (JRE and JDK)

In this step, we will install the Java JRE and JDK from the CentOS repository. We will install Java 1.8.11 on the server with the yum command.

Run this command to install Java JRE and JDK from CentOS repository with yum:

yum -y install java-1.8.0-openjdk.x86_64 java-1.8.0-openjdk-devel.x86_64

It will take some time, wait until the installation finished.

Then you should check the Java version with the command below:

java -version

You should see results similar to the ones below:

openjdk version "1.8.0_111"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_111-b15)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.111-b15, mixed mode)

Step 2 – Configure the Java Home Environment Continue reading “Install Apache Tomcat 8.5 on CentOS 7.3” »


Load Balancing using Ldirectord on Linux (Apache) web server

For this setup, we need four nodes (two Apache nodes and two load balancer nodes) and five IP addresses: one for each node and one virtual IP address that will be shared by the load balancer nodes and used for incoming HTTP requests.

I will use the following setup here:

Apache node 1: webserver1.tm.local (webserver1) – IP address:; Apache document root: /var/www
Apache node 2: webserver2.tm.local (webserver2) – IP address:; Apache document root: /var/www
Load Balancer node 1: loadb1.tm.local (loadb1) – IP address:
Load Balancer node 2: loadb2.tm.local (loadb2) – IP address:
Virtual IP Address: (used for incoming requests)

In this tutorial I will use Ubuntu 8.04 LTS for all four nodes, just install basic Ubuntu 8.04 LTS on all four nodes. I want to say first that this is not the only way of setting up such a system. There are many ways of achieving this goal but this is the way I take. I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you! I also recommend you to have a DNS server in place. Continue reading “Load Balancing using Ldirectord on Linux (Apache) web server” »


Setup Percona on Debian 7

MySQL multi-master replication is an excellent feature within MySQL. However, there is only one problem; standard multi-master replication seems to never be as stable as something like master-slave replication. It is always in need of attention. That is where Percona comes into play. The Percona team has developed an amazing product dubbed Percona XtraDB cluster. XtraDB features world class multi-master replication powered by Galera. So, what are we waiting for? Let’s get started.

A Linux distro of your choice. In this guide, we will be using Debian 7. You can use a different distro if you would like. (Note that you may need to adapt this guide to work with the distro of your choice)
Two nodes running the same OS. Basic knowledge of the command line and SSH.

Getting Started

SSH into your virtual machines.

VM 1:
ssh root@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
VM 2:
ssh root@yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy

Add Percona’s repositories.
On both nodes, execute the following command:

echo -e "deb http://repo.percona.com/apt wheezy main\ndeb-src http://repo.percona.com/apt wheezy main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/percona.list && apt-key adv --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys 1C4CBDCDCD2EFD2A

Now we need to update the sources:

apt-get update

Install Percona-XtraDB Cluster

The installation is straightforward: Continue reading “Setup Percona on Debian 7” »


Install LEMP with phpmyadmin on CentOS 7

To add the CentOS 7 EPEL repository, open terminal and use the following command:

yum install epel-release

Since we are using a sudo command, these operations get executed with root privileges. It will ask you for your regular user’s password to verify that you have permission to run commands with root privileges. Now that the Nginx repository is installed on your server, install Nginx using the following yum command:

yum install nginx

Afterwards, your web server is installed. Once it is installed, you can start Nginx on your VPS:

systemctl start nginx

You can do a spot check right away to verify that everything went as planned by visiting your server’s public IP address in your web browser (see the note under the next heading to find out what your public IP address is if you do not have this information already): Continue reading “Install LEMP with phpmyadmin on CentOS 7” »


stress test your web server with httperf

Httperf is a tool for measuring web server performance. It provides a flexible facility for generating various HTTP workloads and for measuring server performance.

NOTE : for accurate results, it’s best to run httperf from a remote machine and not from the localhost

to install httperf in red-hat based distributions (additional repo are needed. For centos you’ll need rpmforge, see here for installation)

yum install httperf

or in debian based

apt-get install httperf

An example of httperf stress test Continue reading “stress test your web server with httperf” »


How to check if your server has been hacked

Root compromises

This means someone has full access to the system, here are the tell tale signs in order of most likely to give you a quick feel for what’s going on.

1. Have a look for system files that have changed recently. This is the first thing I would do.

find /etc /var -mtime -2

The “-2” means 2 days, i.e. show me all files modified in the last 2 days.

Now if you haven’t installed any new software on your server for a while then this command will run and produce very little output. For a server I investigated there were references to postfix. clearly someone had installed a mail server probably for sending spam.

2. Run who

user1 pts/2 2012-03-28 13:38 (

This should give you a list of users on the system, what you’re looking for is users other than yourself especially root. Continue reading “How to check if your server has been hacked” »


Migrate hosting sites from one VestaCP to another VestaCP

Lately, I was trying to migrate vesta hosted sites from one server to another. This trick might help to those who-

  • Either tried to update IP (after tried with so many vesta forum links!) and failed or
  • Have installed on a physical computer and need to move out sites on newer setups!

Make user backup on the old server. In this example we will use admin as the reference.

v-backup-user admin

Copy tarball to the new server and place it in the /home/backup directory Continue reading “Migrate hosting sites from one VestaCP to another VestaCP” »


Enable root logins using ssh in Debian 8.0

By default you can no longer login using ssh as root with just a password since it is more secure to use a pre-shared key. However, you can you can still enable root logins using password authentication.

To do this you need to edit the ssh config file ‘/etc/ssh/sshd_config/sshd_config’ as root.

# vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Then find the entry in the Authentication section of the file that says ‘PermitRootLogin’ and change ‘without-password’ to ‘yes’. Continue reading “Enable root logins using ssh in Debian 8.0” »