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How to Find and Kill All Zombie Processes

On Unix operating systems, a zombie process or defunct process is a process that has completed execution but still has an entry in the process table, allowing the process that started it to read its exit status. It almost always means that the parent is still around. If the parent exited, the child would be orphaned and re-parented to init, …

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How to install System Integrity Monitor (SIM) Cpanel

Description: SIM is a system and services monitor for ‘SysVinit’ systems. It is designed to be intuitive and modular in nature, and to provide a clean and informative status system. It does this by consistently verifying that services are online, load averages are in check, and log files are at reasonable sizes. Many other SIM modules sport different and in-depth …

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CentOS Linux install and configure NTP to synchronize the system clock

Q. How do I install and configure NTP under CentOS Linux 5 server to synchronize the system clock? A. You can easily install NTP (Network Time Protocol, a means of transmitting time signals over a computer network) using yum command under Redhat or CentOS/Fedora core Linux. Procedure Login as the root user Type the following command to install ntp # …

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cPanel: Apache + PHP FastCGI Data Timeout Error

If you are run on cPanel server and have FastCGI enabled in Apache, you might facing following error which caused your website hang or prompting ’500 Internal Server Error’ message. When checking into/etc/httpd/log/error_log, you will see something similar as below: [warn] .. mod_fcgid: read data timeout in 40 seconds, ... [error] .. Premature end of script headers: index.php ... This …

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Display Hard Disk Specs and Details on Linux

Linux comes with various commands to find out information about your hard drive. I recommend hdparm command which provides a command line interface to various hard disk ioctls supported by the stock Linux ATA/IDE device driver subsystem. This command read / request identification information such as disk size, description and much more directly from the drive, which is displayed in …

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11 useful commands for Linux/Unix administrators

Command line is more powerful because you can do  lot with them,  you can tell your computer exactly what you want and get the appropriate answer, while GUI application can only tell your computer what the GUI programmer has defined.  Recently, CLI is mostly used by Linux/Unix administrators since most popular linux distros come with a complete set of GUI applications that …

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How to install cron (crond, crontab) in CentOS

Cron is a daemon that can be used to schedule the execution of recurring tasks according to a combination of the time, day of the month, month, day of the week, and week. This is how I install crond onto my CentOS server edition as it doesn’t seem to come preinstalled, this might not be true for other distributions and …

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