Home » Server Managment

Server Managment

How to install Mytop 1.9.1 on Cpanel

MyTop is one of the best MySQL monitoring tools available, written by a MySQL guru, Jeremy Zawodny. Its vital for monitoring your MySQL health, especially in a shared hosting environment. Installation on a CentOS (for cPanel) server is quite straight forward with this guide. First off, we need a few perl modules, cPanel’s realperlinstaller comes in handy, if you aren’t on …

Read More »

Get Information About Your BIOS / Server Hardware From a Shell Without Opening Chassis ( BIOS Decoder )

biosdecode is a command line utility to parses the BIOS memory and prints information about all structures (or entry points) it knows of. You can find out more information about your hardware such as: => IPMI Device => Type of memory and speed => Chassis Information => Temperature Probe => Cooling Device => Electrical Current Probe => Processor and Memory Information …

Read More »

Fixing time drift in the servers (syncing with time servers)

Sometimes the clock in the system may shows some drift ( lagging or leading) in time.  We can fix this by adjusting the tick rate in the server. 1. Compare the system time with that of any timeserver. You can use any of  the following command for this. rdate -p rdate.cpanel.net ;date OR rdate -p rdate.darkorb.net ;date Here rdate prints …

Read More »

Exim Error: Ratelimit database not available

If you find any of the following errors below in your /var/log/exim_mainlog log file. The fix below should resolve these errors 2013-12-22 03:16:00 Failed to get write lock for /var/spool/exim/db/ratelimit.lockfile: timed out 2013-12-22 03:16:00 H=[]:13468 temporarily rejected connection in "connect" ACL: ratelimit database not available To fix these error , the exim cache database on the server needs to be …

Read More »