Hello,

I have an unused celeron at my house and decided to setup centos 4.2 server on it. Everything is setup, I am now messing around with the networking part. I set up the /etc/hosts file as well as the netconfig. However, now, when I try to run ping, or yum it will not connect to the host. Any ideas what I can try to do to be able to connect to the net again?

Thanks

[QUOTE=ayksolutions]Hello,

As noted in the above post I would like to also have failsafe DNS set up so that in case one box goes down, it will be kicked to the other box, and so on. I am planning on using DNSmadeeasy.com.

My questions are as follows:

  1. Is there a syncing script that will allow for the website to be updated on both servers (the main and the secondary one) each night? This is so the site on the secondary server stays current and does not appear out of date when kicked over to it.

  2. I currently run cpanel/whm, so, I assume that on the secondary server I'll need to have it installed so everything runs correctly, right?

I am planning of just offering this service as an add-on to websites that want it at first, to see how it goes.

Another thing I have been thinking about is, would it be possible to set up a 'skeleton' site that looks exactly like the main site, but just says something along the lines of 'We are currently experiencing difficulties, sorry for any inconvinience.' This method will just require the backup of the main homepage and their logo and the main feel of the website, and no real updates.

I hope I didn't confuse you with all this.

Thanks for the help[/QUOTE]

Answering my own post.

I have solved this issue and have set up a DNS/RSYNC/MySQL replication script. Will test it this weekend, hopefully will work well.

glad to be of help

I'm playing around with photoshop 6. I know its old but it still works fine and I don't feel like buying the newer 8 version. My question is, how would you go about making an image and then masking it with a "foggy window effect" (sorry, the description is bad, I know). Basically, like RackSpace does on WHT for their Hosted By image. It looks as if its faded out. What is the effect used? Or is it just the combination of font color/background color that makes it look like that?

Thanks

Why not just look for a script that does this? Try searching HotScripts.com. There are plenty there that do just that.

Hello,

As noted in the above post I would like to also have failsafe DNS set up so that in case one box goes down, it will be kicked to the other box, and so on. I am planning on using DNSmadeeasy.com.

My questions are as follows:

  1. Is there a syncing script that will allow for the website to be updated on both servers (the main and the secondary one) each night? This is so the site on the secondary server stays current and does not appear out of date when kicked over to it.

  2. I currently run cpanel/whm, so, I assume that on the secondary server I'll need to have it installed so everything runs correctly, right?

I am planning of just offering this service as an add-on to websites that want it at first, to see how it goes.

Another thing I have been thinking about is, would it be possible to set up a 'skeleton' site that looks exactly like the main site, but just says something along the lines of 'We are currently experiencing difficulties, sorry for any inconvinience.' This method will just require the backup of the main homepage and their logo and the main feel of the website, and no real updates.

I hope I didn't confuse you with all this.

Thanks for the help

Hello,

I basically want to have mirror sites set up on a different network in case the main one fails. What is the best way to do this? I would like to try it out with one of our servers that has roughly 140 domains on it. When the server goes down, it automatically kicks it to the other, backup server where the backups of sites are . Do I just use DNS and set up 2 different nameservers/IPs?

Thank you for your help.

Just search, you must have fallen asleep, or your internet takes 5 hours to load a page.

I'm trying to set up DSL on my old laptop. But its not working, going to try BeatriX.

Google does provide you with a clean layout, but, directories provide you with a lot more info if you know what you are looking for. Google isn't broken down into unix, windows, servers, budget, etc... parts and dirs are. You can also find companies that are newer and smaller but still provide the same quality hosting as its larger counter parts.

so, this is a hybrid of whm and cpanel?

I've honestly never used anything but phpbb for a few years now and will probably stay that way. Not sure why, but I like it. I think it looks good, works good and I am not sure how you manage to 'break' your board upon your upgrades, I have never had a problem. And I started a looong time ago so many upgrades.

Their forums are very helpful as well, get answers instantly. I also like to hack the board, it's fun. And you get to learn php/sql.

You should be able to do the mods yourself. They are good practice and are fairly straight forward. If you do go with phpBB, I do not recommend using EasyMods. Later on down the road, it will really make things difficult for you. I currently have a forum with roughly 36 mods installed on it, all by hand. I am no programmer, so anyone should be able to do it.

Yeah, you can find it on their site for sure. As far as comparing vB to phpBB, you are right, you can't compare the 2. phpBB blows Vbulletin out of the water.

No problem, glad to be of help.

Aside from phpbb.com, I would recommend the following sites for finding new modifications:

phpbbhacks.com
forums.area51.com
phpbbstyles.com

If you do have any questions regarding setting it up, feel free to contact me, I would be more than happy to help you out.

phpbb is pretty simple to set up, simply because the website provides such great support. I have used phpbb on many occassions and have currently set up a board on our hosting website. If you are really bold and adventurous, there are a ton of MODs available that you can use to enhance your forumboard.

Good luck

I would like to make a quick correction to my previous post. Instead of using the full name of the nameservers in the Edit DNS Zone, just use ns1 and ns2.

Hello, I have been looking for an answer to this and was not able to find one since all of them stated that you needed extra IPs. I've done this before and just forgot how to do it, but finally remember. Without further adeu..

For this we will assume that your domain is [url]www.mydomain.com[/url].

Also keep in mind that while you are a reseller, you can only go so far with completing these tasks, some of them requires our services, which we will happily provide.

If you are a dedicated server customer, then you can do all of the necessary steps listed below to properly set up private nameservers for your customers and not use any extra IPs.

Let's get started.

  1. Login to your registrar panel (Godaddy, Enom, etc..)
  2. Select the domain you want to use and find where you can 'Register New DNS'.
  3. Put in ns1.yourdomain.com and ns2.yourdomain.com in the respective fields.
  4. Put in the IP addresses (either yours or the ones provided to you by your host).
  5. Hit the save/submit button.
    NOTE: If you are a regular reseller, the rest is done by your host on their end, so notify them that you have done your part. If you run a dedicated server, read on.
  6. Login to your WHM panel as 'root'.
  7. Go to 'Reseller Center', select 'mydomain.com', click on the 'Edit Domains/Privilages' icon.
  8. When the page loads, scroll down and put in the new nameservers, in this case ns1.mydomain.com ...

[QUOTE=steve316]Thanks for the second tip. And after looking at that site. It may be something I try down the road. But, for now I am looking to buy some traffic. And try not to get ripped off. There are a lot of things I am not sure about. Pop under? Backdoor traffic? Bots? I just won’t to by some traffic. And make sure people really see the site. With what I am trying to do. I would only need a 1% turnaround to come out ahead. Its going to hard to target opportunity leads. So with a 10,000 hits. I would be happy with 100 leads. Anything more then that is gravy.[/QUOTE]

May I ask what type of a site you are working with? It also depends on your budget of course.

As a side note, I would strongly discourage you from doing anything that has to do with any sort of pop-ups or pop-unders. They are always annoying and are perceived as spam. People just tend to close them right away.

No problem.

If you want to buy traffic for your site, well, I'd go with Google Adwords. You can definitely buy some traffic there.

You can try looking at [url]www.salesgenie.com[/url] (i think thats the URL). I believe you get a good amount of leads for $250/month.

Hello everyone,

I have heard those stories as well. I just started using AdSense as part of our free hosting offer. I hope something like that will not happen. I also hope that Google will do something about this and atleast provide better support when it does happen.

I would agree with the above post, try it out.

Good to see that my site comes up.

Dang, that sounds bad. I am going to start using AdSense as part of my business. Thanks for the heads up, reminds me of the time when Paypal screwed me over for a few grand because they decided to freeze my account due to all the fraudulent orders coming in. Long story short, I got the bad side of the deal in the end.

Currently use Mozilla and have to say that I like it a lot. It does take a while to cold start it though, but the features as well as the security as opposed to IE are phenominal.

I am not sure what NGO is, but in my experience, the best way to do it is to advertise on google, if you would like to do it for free word of mouth I suppose can work pretty good. Also any sort of prizes/tournaments/etc... may make it interesting. Finally, I would suggest setting up a portal for your forum board, so it has a website feel to it. I've done it with a phpbb forum I ran and it was very successful.

I think you posted in the wrong part of the forum. You can always try forums.devshed.com as well, they have a large community of techies.

You have to upload your image first, you can't just host it off of your computer.

anyone at all?