Using cPanel’s standardized hooks system

Working with Standardized Hooks While cPanel’s standardized hook documentation is great it lacks practical examples of how to add and remove non Perl based hooks. We’ll be looking at how to implement a simple bash script to maintain custom entries to Apache’s PHP configuration file across handler and PHP version…

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cPanel Tutorials

cPanel for sysadmins! This will be a series of tutorials on some of the more advanced things you can do with the cPanel web hosting automation software. We’ll be covering everything from building RPMs for use with EasyApache 4, automating tasks with the various APIs, standardized hooks to running your…

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New site hosting

A large chunk of content on this site was lost due to the power outage mentioned in the Gitlab post and like the good admin I am, my backups were hosted on the same server as the VM hosting this site. Luckily I did have some older backups on my workstation at…

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Performance monitoring with Sysdig

The Sysdig software seems highly geared towards containers like Docker but it works just as well on bare metal. The software is scriptable much like dtrace is. In order to work with this utility we must first install it. Download the following playbook, set the correct IP address in the…

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New multi-rotor

My new jankily built quad copter. I plan on tidying up the wiring eventually now that I have all the parts I like but since Lorraine and I are moving to Huston, Texas next week that will have to wait. Specs: FC: Naze 32 afro RX: Spektrum AR6200 VTX: ImmersionRC…

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Memcached and WordPress

Increase your caching game with memcached on WordPress. We’ll be using the LEMP stack setup in https://blog.donthurt.us/2017/02/13/new-vps-setup/. Install the memcached service and PHP extension: yum install -y memcached php70u-pecl-memcached Enable and start the memcached service: systemctl enable memcached systemctl start memcached Reload the PHP-FPM and Nginx services: systemctl restart php-fpm…

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New VPS setup

Before a few hours ago this site was hosted on an OpenVZ container running a cPanel LAMP stack which was provided by the company I work for.  I found a $10 credit for DigitalOcean so I decided I would configure a LEMP stack and move this site over there since…

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