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Configuring MySQL server on Arch

We continue our MySQL server setup for Arch by looking at configuration options to try and ensure the server doesn’t just run, but runs smoothly.

Configuring your Arch Linux Slice is a breeze with these easy to follow articles

Arch is a flexible distribution that emphasizes simplicity and standards. While they do have periodic "releases", regular updates keep any Arch system current with their latest packages.

The Arch tutorials take you from a 'barebones' Slice to a secure, up to date and steamingly quick server in very little time.

Arch Setup:

Arch 2010.05 setup - part 1: Your Arch 2010.05 Slice will be a bare-bones install when it's created. We need to connect via SSH and secure it as soon as possible.

Arch 2010.05 setup - part 2: Now that we've secured access to your Arch 2010.05 slice we can update it and get it ready for the rest of the server install.


Log rotation:

Understanding logrotate on Arch - part 1: It's no fun when log files grow out of control. In this two-part series, learn how to use logrotate to keep those logs in check.

Understanding logrotate on Arch - part 2: In this second part of the logrotate series we look at how to set up rotation for virtual host logs, as well as some troubleshooting techniques.


Arch and Apache:

Installing apache on Arch: Installing the apache web server on an Arch server is as simple as using the "pacman" package manager.

Installing PHP on Arch: Now that apache is running on your Arch server you might want to add PHP support to it. Here's how.

Apache configuration files on Arch: Let's take a look at where apache's config files wind up when installed with the Arch package manager.


Configuring the Apache MPM on Arch: Now that you know where the files are, let's look at how to tell apache to stay within the memory available to your Arch server.


Apache configuration on Arch - part 1: Your Arch web server continues to take shape as we delve into the depths of apache's configuration options.

Apache configuration on Arch - part 2: We continue to look at apache configuration options for your Arch server.


Apache Virtual Hosts on Arch - part 1: Now that apache is running and configured on your Arch server we can add virtual hosts to let it serve more than one domain.

Apache Virtual Hosts on Arch - part 2: With the base apache virtual host configs in place on your Arch server, let's look at other settings you may want to apply to them.


Barebones apache install for Arch: How to set up a basic, no-frills apache server. Recommended for experienced admins only.


Enabling and using apache's mod_status on Arch: Apache's mod_status module allows it to display a web page containing statistics about the web server's current state, including worker processes and active connections.


MySQL

Installing MySQL server on Arch: We look at installing MySQL on Arch and getting it running with a database and a user to access it.

Configuring MySQL server on Arch: We continue our MySQL server setup for Arch by looking at configuration options to try and ensure the server doesn’t just run, but runs smoothly.

Basic MySQL server tasks: Even the most basic MySQL server installation for Linux will have you performing basic administrative tasks like creating users and granting permissions. We look at some of those tasks here.


Network Time Protocol

Using NTP to sync time on Arch: Keeping your Arch system's date and time accurate is easy to do using NTP.


The Kernel

Downloading and using kernel source code (2.6.32.12 and newer) on Arch: If you know you need to get your kernel source (or at least its headers) for a kernel version 2.6.32.12 and newer, you can find instructions to do so on Arch here.


Using pv-grub to run custom kernels on Arch - preparing the slice: The pv-grub kernel option allows your Arch slice to boot from your own kernel instead of one of ours. Before you can try it out you need to prepare the slice with some config changes.

Using pv-grub to run custom kernels on Arch - enabling and troubleshooting: Make the final changes to enable pv-grub for your Arch Linux VPS, then check the results.

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Jered