Category: Servers

How To Run Basic Shell Commands From PHP

Today I will be showing you how to run basic shell commands from a PHP script. While you can’t interact with these commands (for example top will not output or update, you can still use them to somewhat interact with your web server. Note that most shared web hosting providers block these functions in their php.ini settings for security reasons. …

How To Check For Dropped Packets In Linux

Today I will be showing you how to check your Linux servers for dropped packets. Dropped packets can occur for a number of reasons including but not limited to, actual network issues, NIC card issues, firmware issues, settings, and more. This will not be a guide on diagnosing why your packets are being dropped, but rather just finding out if …

How To Reboot Or Shutdown A Linux Server

In this guide I will be showing you how to reboot as-well as how to shutdown a Linux server using the command line. There are actually a couple of different ways you can do this, you can do this by logging into the server over SSH as-well as using remote IPMI commands to power cycle the server.

Enable Root Account Login On Ubuntu

In this guide I will quickly show you how to enable root logins for Ubuntu. As you may have noticed while installing Ubuntu, you are not prompted to set a root password. This is why you cannot login as root. There are a couple of solutions to overcome this, here are a couple below.

How To Check Your PHP Version

There may come a time where you need to know which PHP version your web server is running. In this guide I will be showing you multiple ways to check which PHP version your Linux server is running.

How To Switch Between Shells In Linux

Today I will be showing you how to switch between the different shells on your system. This includes both temporarily entering a different shell (sub shell) as-well as permanently setting a different shell with the csch command.

Useful Remote IPMI Commands For Managing Servers

In this post I will be showing you some of the useful IPMI commands which can be used to remotely interact with your servers for things such as power cycles, serial over lan, and more. This guide will assume that your server is already setup and capable of receiving IPMI commands.