Tuning Plesk servers for optimal Apache PHP / FCGI performance can be a nightmare. Here is a great guide on getting you started. Special thanks to the LinuxDriver blog for…

Skeddly is the automation toolbox for Amazon EC2. Automate your instance behaviors like start / stop, server load re-sizing, EBS & Snapshop backup and more.

Guide to setting up Swap Space on an EBS volume of a Centos/Ubuntu Linux Amazon EC2 web server.

This simple command line script will allow you to update the IP associated with all of your Plesk domains & subscriptions. This is useful for EC2 instances where the IP address may change frequently.

A good guide and refresher on how to create or delete partitions on Linux (Red Hat or Centos). This is especially handy for those new Cloud installations and EBS volumes.

A script to take daily, weekly and monthly backups of your MySQL databases using mysqldump. Features – Backup mutiple databases – Single backup file or to a seperate file for each DB – Compress backup files – Backup remote servers – E-mail logs –

Since the G2700 ISO 27001 / 27002 certification was an open book exam, I needed a way to quickly find the material I was looking for without having to go through mounds of papers during the exam. Having a printed Index seemed like a logical solution. I tested several applications and was extremely happy with PDF Index Generator.

With the release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion this month, Apple will no longer offer a bootable installer DVD and is making 10.7 Lion available only through the App Store. This guide provides quick instructions on how to use the OS X 10.7 Lion installer to create a bootable flash drive (instructions for making a bootable DVD are also included on the blog).

I no longer have a CD drive in my macbook pro, so I wanted to create a bootable USB key in case I ever needed to reinstall the operating system. This method also works great if you want to create a bootable USB Drive to load any other operating system. This method will work on Mac, Windows and Linux systems.

I spent some time trying to figure out how to fix the Suexec Policy Violation error under Plesk in Centos.

Here’s a quick code snippet to find and recursively delete all Subversion .svn folders: find . -name “.svn” -exec rm -rf {} ;

How to manually install YUM using the Centos 5 RPMs.

For Parallels Plesk Panel version 9, 10, 11: Settings -> SSL Certificates -> Add SSL Certificate Fill in required preferences and click button {Self-Signed} New self-signed SSL certificate will be…

Online converter to migrate your OSX Address Book contacts to Thunderbird.

SSH Tunnel Manager is a front-end for the ssh command when used to open tunnels between two hosts. Those command lines are particulary long and confusing, especially for novices, and I never remember which argument comes first, if I have to open local or remote tunnels and so on…