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.


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.


Using NTP to sync time on Fedora

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


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Fedora 13 setup - part 2

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


Fedora 13 setup - part 1

Your Fedora Core 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.


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.


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 configuration on Fedora - part 2

We continue to look at apache configuration options for 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.


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 files on Fedora

Let's take a look at where apache's config files wind up when installed with the Fedora 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.


Installing apache on Fedora

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


Fedora 12 setup - part 2

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


Fedora 12 setup - part 1

Your Fedora Core 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 11 Setup - part 2

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


Fedora 11 Setup - part 1

Your Fedora Core 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.


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.


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 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.


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 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.


Barebones postfix install for Fedora

This article describes how to install a postfix mail server with no extras or optimization. It's intended only for users who are experienced administrators or who just want a basic mail server installed for a single purpose like sending email alerts from another service.


Barebones apache install for Fedora

This article describes how to install an apache web server on Fedora with no extras. It's intended only for users who are experienced administrators or who just want a basic web server install with no details on including modules like PHP or customizing apache for their site.