Linux Optimization

01Jun 2012

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 […]

22May 2012

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 […]

28Apr 2011

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 […]

27Apr 2011

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 […]