Wow it’s been so long since I’ve posted something up here… anyways… I’ve recently purchased a new inexpensive machine to use as a virtual server and while the original plan was to install win 2008 r2, I had issues after installing a hotfix to enable a feature of my AMD3+ CPU and decided to just install windows 2012 RC 1 instead and it’s worked great so far except Vyatta wouldn’t install and after about an hour of research and different attempts I decided to try the legacy network card and it worked
For now I’m guessing that windows 2012 RTM will have the same issue and its related to a Vyatta driver and not windows but who knows, I’m not going to dig… this setup is only for testing anyways.
Below is my response to a comment I received in an email that suggested I could have been watching Jersey Shore instead of XFactor. I thought my blog could use some funny content, especially since I haven’t been writing to it. The comment below isn’t entirely true but we thought it funny.
I’m not going near your Jersey Shore comment… ok maybe I should… nope, can’t do it… ok, can’t help it, Jersey Shore is the worst show ever created, ahhh. I said it, I feel better :) you know that stuff rots your brain, right? I actually made it about 10 minutes through an episode and somehow felt different, I couldn’t explain what happened but knew something changed me… my consciousness forever altered, the curtain forever lifted then a moment of clarity and it downed on me… I was being shown hell and all its inhabitants… yes it’s in jersey :) Since that moment I knew my calling and the painful road ahead filled with confused questions many trying to understand why god allowed such a show, does he care, or maybe… heaven lost and hell found its way through the TV… From that moment, that episode once watch on a Sunday morning so hung over (I mean like can’t change the channel hung over), I watched and knew I’d have to do gods work and help others, my first mission… change the channel :) I swear if I kept watching I wouldn’t have survived, please join with me in my struggle against Jersey Shore and together we can save our souls from internal damnation. Ok… maybe it’s not that bad but come on… jersey shore, really you’re a fan? Actually, don’t answer
I’ve had this blog post sitting for too long and don’t have plans for finishing it, it still may help someone so I figured I’d release it.
CentOS isn’t installed from the command line but it’s an OS… the rest are installed from the command line using help I found online.
This install was done using CentOS 5.5 I386
Boot the CentOS cd and follow the prompts, they did a good job on what they are asking so just read carefully. The important thing is not to install anything kloxo will install what it needs.
- Change your host name to something related to your domain and is easy to remember for your customers, server1.domain.com should work well.
- Edit your IP address and click the radio button next to manual and enter your static IP address and netmask (subnet, commonly 255.255.255.0 for networks behind a firewall)
The rest is straight forward just uncheck everything and click next.
How to install vmware tools
- mkdir /mnt/cdrom
- mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
- cd /mnt/cdrom
- tar -C /tmp -zxvf VMwareTools-5.5.3-34685.tar.gz
- cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib
- umount /dev/cdrom
- enter for each question
- su – root
- change selinux to selinux=disabled
- setenforce 0
- /usr/sbin/sestatus – should return disable, go to lxcenter.org for help if it doesn’t
- try rebooting before asking for help – shutdown -r now
how to setup slave dns go to admin->Administration->revers dns->dns config
shutdown the firewall then update your license, the license is free but you need to register
How to setup InstallApp
- mkdir /home/kloxo/httpd/installsoft
yum install wget – yes to all
- su – root
- wget http://download.lxlabs.com/download/kloxo/production/kloxo-install-master.sh
- sh ./kloxo-install-master.sh
install slave then run /script/resetpassword slave newpass then add server
Configure bind to point to itself
- nano /etc/resolv.conf
- update the nameserver to 127.0.0.1
find the url of the webmin version you want to install
fix wordpress permalinks – not sure I trust this
rpm -ivh webmin-1.400-1.noarch.rpm – how to install webmin on the command line
DisplayFusion is a great utility for window management on one or more monitors, obviously more monitors are better:)
I use Win+Ctrl+s to resize windows all the time.
Win+Ctrl+x is great for moving window to another monitor
I can’t speak highly enough about this app, it’s one of those applications that I couldn’t help but purchase
Also it goes great with Launchy, another tool I could never live without. I’ve mapped alt+space to start it, then type anything I’ve added to quick launch and it starts; my hands never leave the keyboard
I changed tactics and went with self-hosting as I’ve had a few servers lying around. This was done a Fios connection with a multiple static IP’s.
I’ve been planning on consolidating my websites down to a single windows server until recently I discovered VMware ESX hosting at xlHost. Now I’m planning to move to one esx host and install two or more virtual machines for my needs. I basically want to keep what I have now, a reseller account with cpanel/whm and a windows virtual server. I love CPanel but not there prices so I’ve started looking for an alternet solution that will give me what I need, quick setup of new websites and easy management of these websites.
The search begins
I’m currently searching for a free or inexpensive replacement for cpanel and while I’m at it I’m also looking for a windows solution that has the same features. I’d also like any solution I find to have a module or plug-in to work with awbs or whmcs
Linux web host managers
Windows web host managers
I was just looking around the net for an inexpensive way of hosting both my windows and Linux website and I found
VMware ESX hosting at HPC Host
They have what seems to be exactly what I’m looking for. I’m still evaluating my requirements but I thought I’d give them a link just because I think I’m sold.