Web Hosting FAQs


These are just the links I have found useful for dedicated server administration and web hosting in general. Hopefully they will prove useful to you.

I will continue to add useful links as I find and need them so be sure to bookmark this page.


Linux O/S
Control Panels

Linux O/S

  1. An A-Z Index of the Linux BASH command line
  2. Linux BASH syntax
  3. Linux Command Library
  4. Alphabetical Directory of Linux Commands
  5. The Linux Documentation Project
  6. Software Installation_Kits
  7. SSH Newbie Guide


  1. Apache server
  2. Apache - Dynamically configured mass virtual hosting
  3. Xitami server

Server Software

  1. Setting Up Zend Optimizer Tutorial
  2. HOW-TO: Install Turck MMCache php excellerator
  3. eAccelerator FAQ
  4. Monitoring & performance tuning tools: ps, top, sar, iostat, and vmstat
  5. Monitoring tool - atop
  6. ApacheToolbox - Apache Toolbox provides a means to easily compile Apache with many php, mysql & many mods etc


  1. PHP.net
  2. php - Comparison Operators
  3. php - Arithmetic Operators
  4. php - MySQL Functions
  5. php - Array Functions
  6. php - String Functions
  7. php - Control Structures
  8. php - Output Control Functions
  9. php - Image Functions
  10. php - Upload a csv file
  11. forum post - php - Text over image with PHP
  12. forum post - php - Advanced Who's Online
  13. forum post - php - double/single quotes
  14. experts exchange - Solution Title: How to hide an Image Source?
  15. php architect - Distance Calculations in PHP
  16. http://www.phparch.com/
  17. tool - MD5 Encryption Tool
  18. GD Library FAQ
  19. Windows - PHP & GD2


  1. Tuning MySQL Discussion about optimise MySQL to handle a high traffic website.
  2. BigDump: Staggered MySQL Dump Importer
  3. Mytop Introduction
  4. Mytop - a top clone for MySQL
  5. Stop start mysql
  6. Getting maximum performance from MySQL
  7. mysql php function list
  8. Adding a MySQL database in CPanel (X2 Theme)
  9. MySQL's Over-looked and Under-worked Slow Query Log
  10. Optimizing MySQL: Queries and Indexes
  11. Optimizing MySQL: Hardware and the Mysqld Variables
  12. Optimizing the mysqld variables
  13. [HowTo] Optimising MYSQL
  14. EXPLAIN Syntax (Get Information About a SELECT)
  15. How Do I restart mysql server?


  1. Understanding MX records
  2. forum post - How to update perl and exim versions
  3. Mass email solution
  4. Tracking Bounced emails with php part 1
  5. Tracking Bounced emails with php part 2
  6. Setting sendmail hostname
  7. Building a mailing list
  8. Exiscan+Clam+Exim Autoinstaller
  9. exiscan - An email content scanner patch for the exim MTA
  10. Why isn't mailscanner a built-in option for WHM / cPanel?
  11. Open Relay Database
  12. Mail relay testing
  13. Bill's Linux Qmail Toaster
  14. Building a POP toaster
  15. Using the CPanel Filter and Spam Assassin
  16. Email - Domain Literals
  17. Server Setup Tips - stop spam/viruses
  18. Pop-before-smtp Quickstart Guide
  19. Secure Mail Relaying with Exim and OpenSSL
  20. exim-26 failed
  21. Email Injection
  22. Form Post Hijacking
  23. SMTP Reply Codes
  24. forum post - How to block relay on Exim?
  25. Forum post - alternative ip for exim


  1. www.DNSreport.com will provide you with a DNS report for your domain
  2. CheckDNS.NET can check DNS delegation, mail and web servers in your domain
  3. Name Servers, DNS, and other small questions
  4. Reverse DNS Check
  5. Easy way to point 5000-8000 domains to one website?
  6. How to set up sub domain to point to a different server transparently?


  1. FAQ - Mod_Security installation and usage guide
  2. FAQ - Mod_dosevasive
  3. Forum - Getting Protected from DoS Attacks with Apache
  4. Forum - Require Guideline to Secure Linux Box for Newbie
  5. APF (Advanced Policy Firewall)
  6. How to install APF (Advanced Policy Firewall)
  7. Forum - HOWTO: APF Firewall 0.8
  8. FAQ - Internet Firewalls: Frequently Asked Questions
  9. BFD (Brute Force Detection)
  10. How to install BFD (Brute Force Detection)
  11. FAQ - Detecting Cracks on Linux
  12. Forum - HOW-TO: Secure cPanel
  13. Forum - Any log of Root Access?
  14. Forum - HOWTO: Setup hosts.allow for SSHD
  15. Forum - How To Secure Your Linux Box
  16. Forum - Security references
  17. Forum - Improving System Security On CPanel Systems
  18. FAQ - Server Security
  19. Software - Rootkit Hunter
  20. Forum - Which port setting is best for APF?
  21. FAQ - Network: Apache: Htaccess files
  22. FAQ - Installing PMFirewall for Security
  23. Forum - Is there a command to tell who else besides you are logging into your server?


  1. rsync is an open source utility that provides fast incremental file transfer.
  2. rdiff-backup backs up one directory to another, possibly over a network.
  3. rsnapshot is a filesystem snapshot utility for making backups of local and remote systems

Control Panels

  1. Forum - one directory for all domains in cPanel, howto?


  1. Robots.txt Tutorial
  2. Dedicated Server Resources
  3. How to make a Tarball and back-up server content on my local pc?
  4. HOWTO Use hdparm to improve IDE device performance
  5. mod rewrite
    1. redirect domain to sub domain
    2. mod_rewrite rewriterule generator
    3. Preventing image hotlinking: An improved tutorial
    4. how to force all web pages to have a "www." in front
  6. GNUMP3d is a streaming server for MP3s, OGG vorbis files, movies and other media formats.