How to prepare for the migration to EasyApache4

EasyApache 3 will be officially deprecated at the end of the year and WHM will no longer provide any patches for it. In addition, EasyApache 3 is listed as an upgrade blocker in WHM version 78, which means that you will not be able to keep your WHM installation up to date without migrating to …

How to protect your CentOS 7 server from malware

Protecting systems and dealing with malware is increasingly becoming a critical task for Linux server administrators. With the rapid expansion of the internet, the number of attacks has multiplied and the threat of hacking or infection has increased. You can now be certain that any website exposed to the Internet and every server with an …

5 top things to look for when hiring a sysadmin

If you’re running a successful multi-server operation, sooner or later you will have to hire a system administrator. This can happen for various reasons, for example you are not a sysadmin yourself, you lack the expertise for some operations or simply you don’t have enough free time to manage your servers, so external help is …

How to spread the load in a PHP + MySQL website

As the number of visitors to a website increases, so does the strain on the server. This can result in a very high load, especially if the available resources are tight and there is not enough CPU or RAM to serve all requests. A high server load can significantly increase loading times or even make …

How to setup Grafana in CentOS 7

Grafana is a very useful open-source data visualization and monitoring platform that can use data from a variety of sources and display it based of custom filters and alerts. In this article, we will go through the setup of Grafana on a CentOS 7 system, using a MySQL database as a data source. Install MySQL …

Three steps you can take to secure your self-hosted application

Self-hosting your application has many advantages but it also comes with a number of risks. Any web server is continuously attacked by hackers these days, with scripts that probe all services for potential vulnerabilities or configuration issues. In a managed environment, the server administrators will make sure that solid mechanisms are in place to protect …

VPSCheap ranked #1 Best VPS Hosting Deal by Techradar

We’re constantly striving to provide unparalleled value to our customers. The way we define value is proving more than what’s required for less than what’s expected. Put simply, our goal each day is to provide a great product at a price everyone can afford – no matter what you’re building. Given this mission of ours, …

How to interpret the top command’s output

The top command is one of the most common tools available to a system administrator. You can use it to troubleshoot CPU and memory usage, or as a general purpose application that allows you to monitor your system in real time. Top can be a very complex command, we will review the most common options …