Linux SSH Cheat Sheet – Basics

Understanding SSH is fundamental to server management, and being able to quickly fire off commands to move around, view/edit files, update configurations, etc is essential to effectively investigating issues you are presented with. A popular free SSH client used by many of the world’s administrators is Putty, however there are other great tools out there that ...

Remove All error_log Files In Home Directory

If you ever find yourself wanting to remove the error_log files from all the hosted sites on your server, and you have access to the server via SSH, the following command will quietly remove these files in one hit. find /home/ -type f -name error_log -delete

How To Create A Dummy File In Linux

How To Create A Dummy File In Linux
Ever needed to quickly test upload/download speeds to and from your Linux web server? Create a dummy file in Linux of a fixed size for this exact purpose and get a real world connection test without any advanced software needed. When running a Linux server, the dd command(convert and copy a file) can be used ...

htaccess File Examples

The .htaccess file is an integral part of the Linux web hosting environment and is used for a whole range of functions from creating SEO urls for your site, to redirecting people to moved pages and blocking/allowing specific ip addresses. Below are some examples of basic commands that can be added to your .htaccess file ...

Does your website ip address affect Google rankings?

It has long been debated as to whether your website’s ip address affects your ranking in Google search results, particularly when sharing that ip address with potentially hundreds of other websites on a shared server. However, according to Craig Silverstein of Google, this is not a major contributing factor in their ranking algorithm so having ...