cPanel: How to check cPanel version from command

If are you running a cPanel server and could like to quickly check the cPanel version, you may actually run the following command from your server.

# /usr/local/cpanel/cpanel -V

Make sure that you are logged as root user when running this command, otherwise, you will not able to check the version.

In case, you need to update the cPanel version, run the following command.

# /scripts/upcp

 

PlayOnLinux – Run Windows Application on Linux

PlayOnLinux is a piece of software which allows you to easily install on your Linux box and it will just like running on Microsoft Windows.

It come with numerous games and apps that could just run with cost-free from your Linux box.

Now, you can visit them by http://www.playonlinux.com/

Restrictions on Backup Operations in SQL Server

Today, I just noticed that the SQL Server backup is not generated and it is kinda weird.

After looking around from MSDN, it is found out there are some restriction from the backup operation.

– Backup not running due to any databases in offline status.
– Concurrency restriction during backup.

For more information, you may refer to the URL as below.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms175477%28v=SQL.90%29.aspx

Outlook 2010 is running slow

If you are using Microsoft Outlook 2010, you might found out it might be slower than previous version such as Microsoft Outlook 2003 or Microsoft Outlook 2007.

By default, Microsoft Outlook 2010 downloads both the emails and the attachments for every folder. As a result, users with mailboxes larger than 1 GB may find that Outlook takes a long time to download their messages.

With previous versions of Outlook only downloaded the message headers by default. But this setting was changed in Outlook 2010 to allow the program to index all content and display information about the emails and attachments each contact has sent Follow these steps to change this setting to only download the message headers to speed up Outlook:

1. Run Outlook 2010.
2. Click the Send/Receive tab.
3. Click Send/Receive Groups and select Define Send.Receive Groups. This will allow you to edit settings for send/receive groups.
4. Select All Accounts and click Edit.
5. Click the Download headers for subscribed folders option.
6. Click OK.
7. Click Close.

IIS7 PHP Manager 1.0 stable version

If you read my earlier article here, you should know IIS got PHP Manager and it is now come with Stable version 1.0.

We should thank to  RuslanY, who designed the IIS PHP Manager.

PHP Manager 1.0 can be used to:

  • Register PHP with IIS;
  • Validate and properly configure existing PHP installations;
  • Run multiple PHP versions side by side on the same server and even within the same web site;
  • Check PHP runtime configuration and environment (output of phpinfo() function);
  • Configure various PHP settings;
  • Enable or disable PHP extensions;
  • Remotely manage PHP configuration in php.ini file.


With stable version of IIS PHP Manager, you are actually able to view the recommendations and fix it within a second.

Below is the bug fixed and change since BETA version.

  • Support for running different PHP versions within the same web site;
  • Functionality to set IIS default document to index.php;
  • Links to quickly open php.ini file and PHP error log file;
  • Detection of PHP registered via CGI or ISAPI;
  • Detection of PHP that is registered by using command line arguments in IIS handler mapping.

Automate SQL Server Task

When you running SQL Server, it is impossible for you to back up your database manually daily. Hence you will need some tool to schedule your SQL server to backed up daily.

With SQL server, you may easily backup your database without any extra tools but using the SQL Agent services to back up your task.

Step 1: Open SQL Server Agent and expand Job Activity Monitor.

Step 2: Right click and select new job. Enter the necessary information and click on the check box.

Step 3: Put your command into the command box and enter the necessary information.

Step 4: Schedule the date and time or routine time to run the task.

How to Configure WordPress to Use CDN(Content Delivery Network)

As you know, MickGenie.com is running with CDN as my previous post on http://www.mickgenie.com/mickgenie-com-live-with-content-delivery-network/. Mick Genie found out the website loading time actually faster than earlier.

Now, Mick Genie going to guide you how to install CDN and configure it with your WordPress.

What is CDN(Content Delivery Network)?
Content Delivery Network as known as Content Distribution Network (CDN) is a computer system contain a copies of static data of your blog from the central server from the world.

Advantage to get CDN

  • Speed – With CDN, all of your static file such as image, javascript, etc will store to the CDN central server. You will get the latest cache file from the central server depend on your Geographically area, hence the speed load will be faster than usual.
  • Security – With CDN, it adds additional of the security level, CDN concept said that when your bottleneck under attack, all of the attack not going through to your hosted server only, but it is actually separate to all of the central server and the attack level will slow down.
  • Availability – With large network of the central server, the availability of the network is better than single server.

CDN Provider
There are some CDN provider by now, and mickgenie.com actually using services from ExaBytes Network.

How to Install CDN
Step 1: Get the CDN provider.
If you interested to purchase CDN services, you may contact ExaBytes Sales team here.

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Polygamy support for Windows Live Messenger Wave 4

Sometimes, you might want to have polygamy(one or more) Windows Live Messenger account running from your PC, but you found out Windows Live Messenger Wave 4(Beta 2010) do not have such feature.

To enable that, you may simply have the A-Patch installed.

With A-Patch installed, you may get the feature as below.
– Removed advertisement from main Windows.
– Polygamy, Open one or more account at once.
– Removed “See more feature” options.
– etc.

A-Patch make it having more than 80 features that allow you to ignore those annoying thing, get it today by downloading here.

How to use Linux Screen

Screen is one of the powerful command in Linux(Unix System) that allow user to run command in remote mode and this is to avoid connection timed out or etc issue causing the previous launched command stopped.

You may install screen by running yum or apt-get depending on your box, then you can start screen by typing screen at the command prompt.

screen

Once screen session has started, you can use the following commands to mess around:

– Ctrl + A + ‘c’ = To open a New Windows
– Ctrl + A + ‘n’ = next window (if you have multiple windows running)
– Ctrl + A + ‘0…9’ = go to window number x where it should come with 0 to 9.
– Ctrl + A + ‘d’ = detach from a window. Say, if you want to close your session and return later.
– Ctrl + ‘d’ = detach and clear the screen session,

To re-attach to a screen, you may need to check the number of screen is running.

screen -ls


This will display the screens currently running, you could run the command as below to resume the screen session.
[code]$ screen -x pid.tty.user[/code]