Installing Plex Media Server on Centos 6

Plex Media Server is a user-friendly way to store all your movies, shows, and other media in one place–and make it accessible from any device, whether you’re at home or on-the-go. If you’re looking for a no-headache way to watch your movies anywhere, this is it. What Is Plex Media Server? Here’s a common situation that all too many people find themselves …

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ConfigServer Firewall : Binary location for [/usr/bin/host] in csf.conf is either incorrect, is not installed or is not executable

The following error may occur while reloading CSF (csf -r) : *WARNING* Binary location for [HOST] [/usr/bin/host] in /etc/csf/csf.conf is either incorrect, is not installed or is not executable *WARNING* Missing or incorrect binary locations will break csf and lfd functionality In this particular case, CSF was installed on a CentOS 7 server and there wasn’t any “host” executable under /usr/bin. …

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Linux / UNIX: Create Large 1GB Binary Image File With dd Command

How do I create 1 GB or 10 GB image file instantly with dd command under UNIX / Linux / BSD operating systems using a shell prompt? You can use dd command to create image files for network or file system testing. First, make sure you’ve sufficient disk space to create a image file using dd:   $ df -H …

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CentOS: yum Command Reinstall Package

How do I re-install a package using the yum command under CentOS Linux server? You can use the yum command with the reinstall option. This will reinstall the identical versioned package as currently installed. The syntax is as follows:   yum reinstall packageName yum reinstall packageName1 packageName2 In this example reinstall a package called keepalived, type: # yum reinstall keepalived Sample outputs: Loaded plugins: product-id, rhnplugin, subscription-manager Updating certificate-based …

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Nginx Redirect URL With HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently Header

How do I redirect old ugly urls such as http://example.com/store/view.jsp?product=foo with clean url – http://example.com/store/view/product/foo using nginx reverse proxy? You need to use HttpRewriteModule under nginx web server. This module makes it possible to change URI using regular expressions (PCRE), and to redirect and select configuration depending on variables. The syntax is as follows to chage URI in accordance with …

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Migrate from Mysql to MariaDB in cPanel/WHM

MariaDB is “An enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL”. Below you will find some steps on how to affectively stop cPanel/WHM from maintaining MySQL and begin utilizing MariaDB for any and all database activity on your server but please note that, cPanel/WHM no longer maintains MySQL on your system it is on the Systems Administrator to manage and maintain any updates …

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Install EPEL Repo on a CentOS and RHEL 7

How do I install the extra repositories such as Fedora EPEL repo on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux server version 7.x or CentOS Linux server version 7.x? You can easily install various packages by configuring a CentOS 7 or RHEL 7 system to use Fedora EPEL repos and third party packages. Please note that these packages are not officially supported …

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