Install nginx using yum on CentOS or SL Linux

Step #1: Install nginx repo

Type the following wget command to install nginx yum configuration file:
# cd /tmp

CentOS Linux v6.x user type the following command:
# wget
# rpm -ivh nginx-release-centos-6-0.el6.ngx.noarch.rpm

RHEL v6.x user type the following command:
# wget
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Install Varnish on CentOS/RedHat/SL 5 or 6

Varnish Cache is a web application accelerator also known as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is installed in front of the web application and it speeds up the web application significantly.

Since varnish is not available in CentOS repo, you have to add the EPEL repo. However Varnish suggests you to add its own repo to always get the latest version.

rpm –nosignature -i

The –no-signature is only needed on initial installation, since the Varnish GPG key is not yet in the yum keyring

Now lets install varnish

# yum install varnish

Make sure it can handle server reboots 🙂

# chkconfig varnish on

Lets change some parameters to suit our enviornment. Continue reading “Install Varnish on CentOS/RedHat/SL 5 or 6” »


Reset root Password for Redhat/CentOS/Sl Linux 5.x

You can log in using single-user mode and create a new root password.

To enter single-user mode, reboot your computer. If you use the default boot loader, GRUB, you can enter single user mode by performing the following:

  1. At the boot loader menu, use the arrow keys to highlight the installation you want to edit and type [A] to enter into append mode.

  2. You are presented with a prompt that looks similar to the following:

    grub append> ro root=LABEL=/
  3. Press the Spacebar once to add a blank space, then add the word single to tell GRUB to boot into single-user Linux mode. The result should look like the following:

    ro root=LABEL=/ single
  4. Press [Enter] and GRUB will boot single-user Linux mode. After it finishes loading, you will be presented with a shell prompt similar to the following:

  5. You can now change the root password by typing

    passwd root

    You will be asked to re-type the password for verification. Once you are finished, the password will be changed. You can then reboot by typing reboot at the prompt; then you can log in to root as you normally would.