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Configuring MySQL server on Fedora

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

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

Fedora 13 and 14 currently receive official support from the Fedora Project.

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

Fedora Setup:

Fedora 14 setup - part 1: Your Fedora 14 Slice will be a bare-bones install when it's created. We need to connect via SSH and secure it as soon as possible.

Fedora 14 setup - part 2: Now that we've secured access to our Fedora 14 slice we can update it and get it ready for the rest of the server install.


Fedora 13 setup - part 1: Your Fedora 13 Slice will be a bare-bones install when it's created. We need to connect via SSH and secure it as soon as possible.

Fedora 13 setup - part 2: Now that we've secured access to our Fedora 13 slice we can update it and get it ready for the rest of the server install.


Fedora 12 setup - part 1: Your Fedora 12 Slice will be a bare-bones install when it's created. We need to connect via SSH and secure it as soon as possible.

Fedora 12 setup - part 2: Now that we've secured access to our Fedora 12 slice we can update it and get it ready for the rest of the server install.


Fedora 11 setup - part 1: Your Fedora 11 Slice will be a bare-bones install when it's created. We need to connect via SSH and secure it as soon as possible.

Fedora 11 setup - part 2: Now that we've secured access to our Fedora 11 slice we can update it and get it ready for the rest of the server install.


Log rotation:

Understanding logrotate on Fedora - 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 Fedora - 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.


Fedora and Apache:

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

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

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


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


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

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


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

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


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


Enabling and using apache's mod_status on Fedora: 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 Fedora: We look at installing MySQL on Fedora and getting it running with a database and a user to access it.

Configuring MySQL server on Fedora: We continue our MySQL server setup for Fedora 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.


Fedora and Email:

Barebones Postfix install for Fedora: A barebones set of instructions for installing Postfix. Aimed at experienced admins who just want to set up a basic postfix install to send email from a slice.


Network Time Protocol

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


Fedora and Munin:

Installing munin on Fedora: Anticipating problems and resource shortages on a slice can be more valuable than fixing them after they've happened. A monitoring tool like munin lets you watch your slice's resource use over time. The graphs will highlight issues before they cause downtime or bandwidth quota overages.

Munin configuration and testing on Fedora: This article continues the installation and setup of munin on a single slice. It explains how to determine or change the URL used to access munin's reports and then check to make sure those reports are viewable and being updated.

Installing additional munin nodes on Fedora: Following up on the article about installing a munin master slice, if you want to monitor additional slices you'll need to install a munin node service on each.

Enabling munin node plug-ins on Fedora: Munin uses plug-ins to determine what data is gathered and reported. It includes several plug-ins for the types of data most people would be interested in, but not all of those plug-ins are enabled on a fresh installation.


The Kernel

Downloading and using kernel source code (2.6.32.12 and newer) on Fedora: 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 Fedora here.


Using pv-grub to run custom kernels on Fedora - preparing the slice: The pv-grub kernel option allows your Fedora 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 Fedora - enabling and troubleshooting: Make the final changes to enable pv-grub for your Fedora Linux VPS, then check the results.

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Jered