INDIA WEB HOSTING FAQs

October 14, 2013

syslogd klogd warning in firewall

Filed under: CSF,Dedicated Server,Firewall,Security,SSH,VPS Hosting,Web-Hosting — Tags: , , , , , — Unichost @ 12:52 pm

If you are getting this WARNING message, what you need to do?

Syslogd appears to be running, but not klogd which logs kernel firewall messages to syslog. You should ensure that klogd is running.

How do you enable klogd?

Fire a command:
#whereis klogd
Then simply run klogd with full path:
klogd

Related: Dedicated Servers, VPS Hosting

May 26, 2013

Find files greater than MB GB size in linux ssh

Filed under: Dedicated Server,SSH,Virtual Private Server,Web-Hosting — Tags: , , — Unichost @ 8:45 am

Find files greater than MB GB size in linux ssh. ( Such a helpful ssh command to find big, larger or largest file on server)

The following ssh command will list all the files in the system greater than 200MB.
# find / -type f -size +200M

The following ssh command will list all the files greater than 2GB.
# find / -type f -size +2G

The following ssh command will list all the files greater than 10MB from home folder only.
# find /home -type f -size +10M

Related: Linux SSH, Virtual Server

April 2, 2012

Reboot Server from SSH

Reboot Server from SSH

How to reboot Linux server from ssh? Is it same for local and remote Linux system?

Linux has various ways to reboot a system. It is also known as halt, poweroff, shutdown, init etc.

Coming to the point, rebooting your Linux server from ssh console: The most important thing, you should be logged in as root to reboot the system. Once you are in as root, type any of the following command as per your requirement.

INSTANT REBOOT LINUX SERVER:

# reboot
OR
# /sbin/reboot
OR
# shutdown -r now
OR
# /sbin/shutdown -r now

Want to send a notification to logged in users about this reboot? Then type the following command:
# shutdown -r +2 (This will send the message to all the users that the system is going to reboot in next 2 minutes.)

Related: Linux Server, Linux VPS, Dedicated Server, Private Server

March 9, 2012

PHP Warning – PHP Startup – Suhosin Extension does not officially support PHP 5.2

Filed under: cPanel,Dedicated Server,PHP,Security,Setup — Tags: , , , , — Unichost @ 9:10 am

PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Suhosin Extension
does not officially support PHP 5.2 and below anymore, because it is
discontinued. Use it at your own risk. in Unknown on line 0

Since the php upgrade, you might have noticed these type of errors in your server logs. Must be wondering a perfect solution for this.

Actually you should be able to use the latest build, however some older scripts or applications might get in trouble, unless they are ready for latest php version. You need not to worry any more, as you have jumped to right place for it. Just follow the below given steps and you will be at rest.

What to do?

Easy enough, downgrade suhosin from 0.9.33 to 0.9.31 :

# remove suhosin from easyapache php config
/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/phpextensionmgr uninstall PHPSuHosin

# download and install older suhosin
wget http://download.suhosin.org/suhosin-0.9.31.tgz
tar zxf suhosin-0.9.31.tgz
cd suhosin-0.9.31
phpize
./configure
make
make install

#open php.ini and add line loading suhosin
vi /usr/local/lib/php.ini

#Add following line into extensions section:
extension=”suhosin.so”

Save and close the file,  restart apache and you are done. You can also verify if everything is ok with the command php -v from the prompt.

Related: Web Server, Virtual Server, PHP Host, cPanel Host

 

December 2, 2011

Remote server requires Network Level Authentication (NLA)

How to enable RDP access on server requires Network Level Authentication (NLA)

With Remote Desktop (RDP) when connecting to a Windows Server (XP-SP3 or 2003/2008) with newer remote host, you might get an error saying that “The remote computer requires Network Level Authentication (NLA), which your local pc/laptop/desktop computer doesn’t support.”

To enable the RDP access on server requires Network Level Authentication (NLA) you need to follow below given steps [be careful with registry editor, it’s helpful to backup your registry first, you have been warned]:

  1. Install Service Pack 3 [if XP]
  2. Click Start->Run, type regedit and then press enter
  3. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa
  4. Double click on “Security Packages”, to modify the values, leave all existing values, and just add “tspkg” at the end of the list, click OK to save your changes.
  5. Now, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders
  6. Double click on “SecurityProviders”, and in the dialog box, add “credssp.dll” at the end, be sure that if the list that is present currently is separated by commas, that you add a comma to the value immediately before the “credssp.dll”. Click OK to update.
  7. Close the registry editor and now restart your computer for changes to take the effect.
  8. Try to RDP to your remote server.

Still, finding it difficult, not to worry, get in touch with one of our technical help expert to assist you further.

Related: Windows Server, Remote Desktop, RDP, Server 2008, Windows XP SP3, Windows VPS

August 10, 2011

Website on plesk windows Server asking for Username and password

Website on Plesk Windows Server/Plesk VPS asking for Username and password.

I have recently purchased a Windows VPS with Plesk control panel and have uploaded website files. While visiting my website it is asking for username and password authentication. Now, I haven’t set any authentication on server for any website, what shall I need do?

This is quite common with the sites hosted on windows server with plesk as a control panel. You are not allowed to acces the site whtout authentication – entering username and password. This is not a bug or issue but is related to password synchronization with IIS server. To resolve this, you will need to synchronize the password.

Below given are some simple steps that you will need to follow:

  1. RDP to your windows server as an administrator.
  2. Start>Run>cmd [this will take you to sytem command prompt]
  3. cd to plesk\admin\bin [shortcut is cd %plesk_bin%]
  4. Type websrvmng.exe –update-anon-password –domain-name=yourdomain.com

The above command will synchronize the password and you will require no more password authentication to view the content.

If this doesn’t work for you, then please open a support ticket and we’ll investigate further and fix the issue for you happily.

~Admin

Related: Windows VPS, Windows Server, Plesk VPS, Windows Dedicated

May 31, 2011

Captcha image is not working – Fatal error?

Captcha image is not working – Fatal error?

You have the GD image library installed and otherwise working.
Still unable to get captcha with the captcha plugin.

You are not sure what’s the problem as it works on one of your other sites.  When you try to include the captcha on your website or contact form it generates an error message like…
Call to undefined function imagettftext() OR
Fatal error: Call to undefined function imagettftext() in /home/user/public_html/appfolder/plugins/captcha/captcha.php on line 99  OR
Fatal error: Call to undefined function imagefttext() in /home/user/public_html/lib/captcha/captcha.php on line 329 OR
‘–enable-gd-native-ttf’

Problem could be, because the standard PHP “imagefttext()” function does not work on your server.
It can caused by the fact that there is no –enable-gd-native-ttf key installed on your server as the Cart uses GD Library for displaying the verification image.

Please note that PHP must be configured with the following keys:
–with-gd –enable-gd-native-ttf  Contact your host to make the change!

Any idea why or how it can be fixed?

imagettftext() is part of the GD image functions library, which is not always part of PHP (the code CMS/Cart runs on).
You need to contact your host and ask them to install the PHP GD library. It’s really simple for them to do and is fairly common, so if they give you a hard time about it, I would seriously consider switching to better and friendly host – UnicHost :).

Related: Web Server, PHP Hosting, LAMP Server, cPanel Hosting

January 16, 2011

Clear-ssh-command-history-in-ssh-cache-from-server

Filed under: Dedicated Server,Virtual Private Server,Web-Hosting — Tags: , — Unichost @ 11:15 am

When I login to SSH and push the up arrow, the previous commands are shown. How do I clear or delete that log?

Clear the history for current login or current user.
#history -c

First find the history file for particular user.
Delete .bash_history file, will be recreated again next time.
#locate .bash_history
#rm .bash_history

It is not a best practice to totally disable the ssh command history on any dedicated server or vps server. It’s a quick reference to user’s past actions on server.

December 11, 2010

phpinfo.php file on server

Filed under: Dedicated Server,PHP,Scripts,Setup,www — Tags: , , — Unichost @ 6:42 pm

How to check php settings by using phpinfo on server?

Each server is setup differently whether it is a dedicated server or a virtual server, phpinfo() is commonly used to check configuration settings and for available predefined variables on a given web server.

phpinfo() is a valuable debugging tool as it contains all the data, information related to environment, GET, POST, Cookie, Server etc.

To create the file simply add the following lines of code to a blank document.
<?php
phpinfo();
?>

Save the file as phpinfo.php and place it in the desired directory. Lastly, call the script from a browser.

http://www.your-own-website-example.com/folder/phpinfo.php

This php file will output detail information about the current state of PHP: PHP compilation options and extensions, the PHP version, server information and environment, the PHP environment, OS version information, paths, master and local values of configuration options, HTTP headers, and the PHP License as well.

Related: PHP Hosting, LAMP Server, cPanel Hosting

May 8, 2010

Setup root forwarder – check root forwarder warning by csf

Filed under: CSF,Dedicated Server,Firewall,Security,WHM — Tags: , , , — Unichost @ 2:43 pm

Howto Setup root forwarder on server?

[CSF (ConfigServer Firewall)]

After you install CSF as cPanel Add-on on your virtual private or dedicated server you might get this message “check root forwarder” on running “check server security” test.

Warning: Check Root Forwarder by csf firewall [configserver firewall]

This is regarding the root account forwarder. On the server, the root account, superuser account should have a forwarder set so that you receive essential emails from your dedicated server.

You will need to create/edit a file called .forward in the root folder…
Exact path is: /root/.forward
In this file, add an email address where you want to receive emails sent by root.

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