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GlusterFS – Storage for your Cloud

GlusterFS is a scalable network filesystem. Using common off-the-shelf hardware, you can create large, distributed storage solutions for media streaming, data analysis, and other data- and bandwidth-intensive tasks. GlusterFS is free and open source software. To install GlusterFS on

KernelCare – Update Kernel with out rebooting

KernelCare allows you to update kernel with out rebooting. This work with many popular distributions. This is a product by CloudLinux, you can purchase license from To install KernelCare, run To activate you license key, run Example [root@localhost ~]#

Free Hosting Control Panel

Here are some of the FREE Control Panels for Web Hosting. ISPConfig ISPConfig is one of the oldest free hosting control panels. Webmin Webmin is more of a server administration panel. You can do most of the tasks in

Mounting WebDAV on Linux using Davfs

WebDAV stands for “Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning”. It is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol which allows users to collaboratively edit and manage files on remote web servers. To mount a WebDAV file system on Linux, for

Feral Interactive Offers Free Steam Key for Mesa Developers

Popular Linux game studio Feral Interactive have officially announced Free Steam keys for all their Linux Games to Mesa Developers. Mesa is an open-source implementation of the OpenGL and Vulkan specifications. Having games available to linux graphics stack developers allow

Linux shell – bash, zsh, chsh

Most linux systems use bash shell. When you take terminal, what you do is run bash. To see version of bash, run There are other shells, like dash, zsh, omyzsh available as replacement to bash. View Shell You Are using

Installing SSL on WSO2 Application Server

WSO2 is an Open Source Enterpise ready API and Application Server available fom Inststruction for SSL certificate installation available at First you need to Generate CSR and Private Key. Follow instructions at Now you have .csr and

Checking hard disk health with smartctl

To check hard disk for error, run To list all smart data, run Here is a hard disk that is failing. This server had following messages in /var/log/messages

Format partition with mkfs

mkfs command is used to format disk partition in linux. To format a partition to ext4 format, run For example (be careful, you lose all data on /dev/sdb1).

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

To install software on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, you can use command zypper or yast. zypper is command line tool like yum or apt. yast have GUI based on ncurses, that work in terminal. cnf is another useful tool that