Compile and build Apache + MySQL + PHP from the source

This is a complete working solution to build Apache (httpd-2.2.25), MySQL (MySQL-5.6.14) and PHP (PHP-5.5.5) from the sources. Article tested many times on CentOS 6.4 and you can directly copy & paste the commands below to build the lastest releases. We advise you to use a freshly installed OS as compiling may corrupt or delete […]

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Building PHP 5.4.3 on CentOS

Even though it’s easier to use yum, sometimes we need to compile PHP from source code. Below I’ll describe a method for compiling PHP 5.4.3 on CentOS, this works both on 5.x and 6.x and all the dependencies (except for PHP itself, of course ) will be retrieved via yum. After a fresh install of […]

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System Control Over Python With Pipes

Even though major system scripting is usually done via bash (or other shell) scripting, it’s almost as common to see Python as a system administration scripting platform. Today, most major installers, daemons and package management software are written in Python. While using Python as a system scripting tool, it’s essential to keep using the standard […]

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Linux Optimization from the scratch

Using LINUX as a server?, if so please read below Most of the Linux distros released as CD or DVD media for installing and if you install Linux with defualy options you get a nice user interface and a bunch of applications that you will never use in a server environment. Also default installation will […]

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Run /tmp from memory for faster performance

Running /tmp partition makes great performance enhancements as soon as you store temprorary information, please be aware that you mustn’t store valuable data as a reboot will flush all the data inside. /tmp & /var/tmp runs faster from RAM, to do so: vi /etc/fstab Switch to Insert mode by pressing I or INSERT button on […]

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