Below is a guest post by Desiree at OrcsWeb with an IIS/PHP/CGI troubleshooting tip: I installed WordPress for one of our managed clients recently, and what should have been a simple install, turned into quite a bit of troubleshooting. The client was running Windows Server and using IIS for their site hosting. Before starting the […]
How do you add an existing user to the sudoers file?
Are you or one of your users getting the following error when trying to execute a sudo command? [username] is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported Here is how to fix that problem (*see note). As root type: echo ‘[username] ALL=(ALL) ALL’ >> /etc/sudoers Obviously substitute [username] with your actual username. *NOTE: Not […]centos, Linux, RHEL
Extend Your Linux Disk Space
I was pondering an interesting, and likely fairly common, situation last night so this morning I was up early getting my geek on (aka, playing, testing, and troubleshooting). If someone has a Linux VM (cloud server or whatever) with a set size but then need to add more space to their system and make it […]centos, Hosting, Linux, System Administration
Manually Remove the W3 Total Cache WordPress plugin
I installed the W3 Total Cache plugin last night and enabled about 1/2 of the features. Everything seemed fine initially so I left it alone. Today I went to write a post and noticed my site was down. Yikes! No idea how long it was down because no one bothered to tell me (thanks for […]cytanium, Hosting, IIS, Troubleshooting, Wordpress
Using LogParser to Check Visitor IPs to a Certain Page
Today I noticed we were getting an increasing amount of spam on one of our form pages. I was curious to see if all of the user IP addresses were the same (in which case I’d just add them to the IIS7 IP Restrictions list). To quickly and easily figure this out I decided to […]IIS, logparser, System Administration
Git install error – Couldn’t update submodule git!
I’ve had issues getting Git running on my development instance. The first installation appeared to go through but Git wasn’t working – it threw random errors trying to get a clone. So I uninstalled then tried re-installing but each time I got an error message of “Couldn’t update submodule git!” Thankfully, after scouring the web […]
How do I find my IP address in Ubuntu?
It seems that some lame light version of VIM gets installed with Ubuntu by default. A specific situation I was running into was that whenever I pressed a cursor key while in edit mode it wouldn’t move the cursor but instead write a character (A,B,C,D) to the file. After fighting with it for a while I […]Linux, Ubuntu
Linking spam sent through shared IIS SMTP server to a user
Microsoft’s IIS SMTP service won’t log usernames even when SMTP-AUTH is enabled and clients are all authenticating. So, what happens if someone starts abusing the SMTP service (or you perhaps have a runaway process performing the abuse)? Well, it takes a little effort but it is possible to track down the username being used to […]cytanium, Hosting, IIS, OrcsWeb, System Administration, tip
Creating AD users in bulk with PowerShell
Terri, a support specialist at OrcsWeb who guest posts here on my site, and who has the 2nd most popular post here, wrote up a nice little post about creating Active Directory (AD) users in bulk easily via PowerShell. If you’re interested in user management or PowerShell in general, go check it out: http://terrid.me/creating-ad-users-in-bulk-with-powershell/ Happy […]Hosting, PowerShell, System Administration