Category: Net: Techy: Linux

  • Nixstats And Cloudflare – Allowing IPs

    What is NixStats? I’m currently trying the NixStats (affiliate link) monitoring tool for servers and websites – mainly because it’s cheap (starts at $0/month for 5 monitors and 1 server, $9.95/month for 10 servers and 25 web monitors) and partially because it’s owned by WebPros. Not heard of WebPros? Me neither until I went digging […]

  • New Relic, cPanel, Apache and FastCGI PHP

    How to install NewRelic on cPanel so that, under a PHP suPHP environment, the newrelic.appname is set dynamically to the hostname of each site

  • Bye Bye Mangahigh – hello Bairwell!

    After just over 3 years working at Blue Duck Education Ltd as the Lead Developer/Systems Architect with Toby Rowland and other very talented people (too numerous to name here) building the Mangahigh Maths Games educational resource which we built from a brand new site to being one of the fastest growing educational games sites – […]

  • Varnish: Unable to start: SHMFILE owned by running…

    If, when trying to start the Varnish reverse proxy server, you receive an error message such as: [ ]#/usr/sbin/varnishd -d -f /etc/varnish/default.vcl GeoIP plugin loaded successfully. storage_file: filename: ./varnish.8QhQpI size 4208 MB. SHMFILE owned by running varnishd master (pid=2451) (Use unique -n arguments if you want multiple instances.) but “ps auxwww | grep 2451” doesn’t […]

  • Funny: Funny Linux Commands

    Shamelessly stolen from Frank Mash (or, as UK news organisations will probably argue, “this orphaned content found was at …”): % cat “food in cans” cat: can’t open food in cans % nice man woman No manual entry for woman. % “How would you rate Quayle’s incompetence? Unmatched “. % Unmatched “. Unmatched “. % […]