Use KernelCare and stop rebooting

Use KernelCare and stop rebooting sounds awesome, and it indeed is. One of the things I used to hate the most by maintaining servers was kernel updates, not only because it requires rebooting the system which causes downtime. But also because rebooting a system is a nightmare, because you don’t know what will happen when … Continued

Add R1Soft to Paper Lantern

cPanel was released just a few days ago, which includes a major upgrade to the Paper Lantern theme, but since the theme is working differently I’m going to explain how to add r1soft to Paper Lantern. Since Paper Lantern was introduced, the way of installing plugins work a little differently, you need to create your … Continued

Replication using lsyncd

Sometimes it happens that you want to sync to servers, this could be e.g. load balancing of a site, surely you can always make a master/slave MySQL setup for your database, but you also need to sync all the data, so this post will be about replication using lsyncd which is a small daemon you … Continued

Fix bandwidth statistics in Bandmin

I recently took a look at the built-in bandmin interface in cPanel and found out that the bandwidth stats doesn’t work as they should, to be very specific the transfer in kbit/s, kb/s, mbit/s doesn’t show the right result. So I’ll show you how to fix bandwidth statistics in Bandmin. The whole problem is the … Continued

NGINX restarts on cPanel servers

Today we’ll fix NGINX restarts on cPanel servers. When running NGINX on a cPanel server, it often requires that you put a restart of NGINX inside your httpd init script to make NGINX and Apache restart at same time to get the changes updated. The problem people often will find is that cPanel from time … Continued

IP location doesn’t matter

Many people say that hosting their website in the country they’re targeting matters for SEO, so the IP needs to fit to the country.. The truth is: IP location doesn’t matter. A lot of SEO ‘experts’ still says it matters, but I would assume an ‘expert’ is up to date, sadly they’re not. Let’s say … Continued

Things I’ve learned by hosting websites

There’s a few things I’ve learned by hosting websites, some of them should be pretty obvious where others might be obvious after you’ve made a mistake. #1: Use raid on your system I must admit, the first server I ever had, didn’t have any raid. It had two disks, but no raid. Back then, I … Continued

Don’t use Better WP Security

Don’t use Better WP Security. Okay, use it, but only once. The plugin is great, it analyse your WordPress site, and give you 20 items, that is either Okay, or needs to be fixed. This is usually how a WordPress installation can look like, and yes, some points are good to fix, and the plugin … Continued

Fix Nginx bandwidth issue in cPanel

At Hosting4Real we’ve been using Nginx in production as a reverse proxy for quite some time. But using Nginx doesn’t come without problems, one of them is bandwidth calculation. So this blog post will go over how to fix Nginx bandwidth issue in cPanel. You’ll actually be facing multiple problems, about bandwidth reporting, this is due … Continued

Free tools

I like free tools, who doesn’t? Today, I’ll create a small (Probably gonna be huge :P), list of tools that I use often, and also tell a little about what each tool does. Monitoring SimpleMonitor – SimpleMonitor is a small amount of python scripts, that you can run on your server, you’ll be able to monitor … Continued