Caching, practical caching.

As I go along managing a few sites, managing a few servers before, most of my time online were spent studying on socializing, information security, server administration (security, optimization), and others. ‘Others’ might contribute to a bigger portion, but just to emphasize that one part of server administration is optimization, to make a software work […]

Fine tuning apache and mysql for performance and security

I’ve gone through a process of migration of a server, with help with provided migration scripts, and some hard-coded scripts to help synchronizing latest data, and permission fixing. All done well, and working fine now. However, all installation of services were default, and did not optimized for our needs. There are few aspect of tuning […]

Beware of phishing site.

What is phishing anyway? From Wikipedia, the word phishing means a criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information from users such as username, password and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in electronic communication. Wikipedia:Phishing Nowadays, you must receive at least one phishing email, containing phishing URL, every time you […]

Network monitoring with cacti – snmpd.conf

Network monitoring plays an important aspect in a system admin life. You will be managing some servers, and you might have problem taking care of their respective ‘health’, making sure its serving fine and performing best of it. There are some monitoring tool, for example, mrtg, nagios, cacti. For our setup, we are utilizing cacti, […]