Monthly Archives: October 2011

Installing Ioncube Loader In WHM

IonCube is a PHP-Encoder which is very useful to secure and license the php applications/scripts. Following steps can be used to install IonCube Loader to a Linux server.



[[email protected] ]# wget /ioncube_loaders_lin_x86.tar.gz
[[email protected] ]# tar -zxf ioncube_loaders_lin_x86.tar.gz
[[email protected] ]# mv ioncube /usr/local


[[email protected] ]# wget /ioncube_loaders_lin_x86-64.tar.gz
[[email protected] ]# tar -zxf ioncube_loaders_lin_x86-64.tar.gz
[[email protected] ]# mv ioncube /usr/local read more

Linux Based Disk Errors For Badblocks

Server offen face problems with Hard disk drives and one of them is bad blocks. Bad blocks can occur in the HDD due the intensive I/O reads and I/0 writes in HDD. To check the Bad blocks in a Linux server, following command needs to be executed in the server.

$ badblocks /dev/fd0H1440 1440 >
$ fsck −t ext2 −l bad−blocks
Parallelizing fsck version 0.5a (5−Apr−94)
e2fsck 0.5a, 5−Apr−94 for EXT2 FS 0.5, 94/03/10

Pass 1:
Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes
Pass 2: Checking directory structure
Pass 3: Checking directory connectivity
Pass 4: Check reference counts.
Pass 5: Checking group summary information. read more

Four Important Firefox Plugins

There are present many Firefox Plugins, but some of them are very important.
A. Google Toolbar :
Google toolbar is a very popular toolbar on internet. users can find out the page rank instantly with the visited site. users can utilize this toolbar to mark the keywords of research carried out, it is easier to check which one seeks in a page thereafter. The only disadvantage is that it occupies a space on the top of the browser.

B. Download Helper :
Like its name, this plugin enables you to download videos from popular video sites like Youtube, Dailymotion and a lot many others.
This little icon is next to the address bar and whenever users go to a website where there is a flash video “recognized” by the plugins, it also provides a small menu via the download. read more

Steps To Block PHP Nobody Spammers

You can block PHP nobody spammers with the following steps. But make sure, you must have Apache 1.3x, PHP 4.3x and Exim. This may work on other systems but we have only tested it on a Cpanel/WHM Red Hat Enterprise system.

Step 1.

At first you have to Login to your server and su – to root.

Step 2.

Turn off exim while we do this so it doesn’t freak out.
/etc/init.d/exim stop

Step 3.

Backup your original /usr/sbin/sendmail file. On systems using Exim MTA, the sendmail file is just basically a pointer to Exim itself.
mv /usr/sbin/sendmail /usr/sbin/sendmail.hidden read more

The Free PostgreSQL RDBMS has released version 9.0

I have always had a special affection for PostgreSQL because it is the first RDBMS I used. At the time, it was a version of PostgreSQL 7.1.3. The new version of PostgreSQL offers some new large concepts which are oriented for high availability.

The Hot Stanby which allows you to run read-only queries while the server is in recovery or standby mode archive.

The streaming replication allows a standby server to stay up to date than is possible with log shipping in files. The standby connects to the primary, which sends the standby WAL records once they are generated, without waiting for a WAL file to get filled. read more

EHCP Easy Hosting Control Panel:

What is EHCP?

EHCP (Easy Hosting Control Panel) is a control panel, which is completely free and Open Source that  means you won’t required to pay anything to use this interface.

EHCP control panel contains all the necessary things for hosting domains. Among them are Apache, MySQL, PHP5, Postfix, FTP, etc.. All services will be functioning and operating as soon as you install it on your server.

For your information; EHCP is specially oriented for Ubuntu & Debian OS, but cannot install on other Linux OS. However, it is a powerful open source control panel, and simple to install that allows the user to manage services easily. read more

Domain Technologie Control

Domain Technologie Control in short DTC is an admin control panel for  web hosting server. This interface allows the management of domain names, FTP accounts, web sites, databases MySQL and many other things.

Here is a partial list of its options:

* Real-time monitoring of all servers per user
* Updated Auto IP (dyndns-like feature)
* Antivirus and anti-spam quarantine management for spam
* Ability to create backup dns server and mail between two or more DTC (exchange SSL)
* Works on many distributions (FreeBSD, redhat, debian, OS-X …)
* Interface with business registration form and payment option.
* Management of mailing list with multiple options (moderation, customization of the headers …)
* Installer application to install CMS applications in a few clicks (phpBB, osCommerce, Drupal, etc …)
* Multi-lingual
* Management of different types of hosting: shared hosting, dedicated hosting or VPS
* Manage complete billing with invoice, renewal …
* Manager of incident ticketing system
* Supervision read more


As I am a big fan of open sourced products, so this might give me some bias towards this control panel as well. For your information AlternC is a set of software for hosting management on GNU / Linux.

AlternC is an online administration interface that allows management of users and web services (domains, email, ftp accounts, statistics …)

Services available and administered by the panel are:

* Domains and subdomains
* E-mail, accessible pop / imap and webmail and mail forwarding
* Web hosting with php and mysql
* Mailing lists / diffusion
* Ftp access
* Grazer to navigate the directories of the web space and adding / removing / editing files
* Site visit statistics read more

Server Administration & Control Panels (GNU / Linux)

Even if I do not know what kind of tools require for server management, except when I have compelled under such an developmental learning, I thought it would be interesting to present the information regarding to  graphical management solutions GNU / Linux server

When I have started using GNU / Linux, my first instinct was to have an admin server (not get familiar so easily, as Windows years of use …). Then I have noticed Webmin is a compatible solution, which comes in that category and it is providing great services since a long time. read more