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Old 07-01-2004, 07:16 PM   #1
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Editing a file using PuTTY on my Red Hat 9 server...please, need help


Hi all, I recently made the move from managed hosting to my own dedicated root server. The root server runs off of Red Hat 9, and I am having trouble getting into the root to edit a file.

I need to edit the php.ini file, and the only was i see how to do this is using a SSH client like PuTTY, however, I have no idea how to get into the file to edit it.

Do I need to download it, change it, then replace it? Please, I need help.

Thanks.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 07:22 PM   #2
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Hi, and welcome to LQ!

Well, let's hope that the server has at least ONE of
the more common editors ... once logged in, try
vi php.ini
or
emacs php.ini
or
pico php.ini

pico would be the safest choice to use if you're not
familiar with either of the other two ..


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 07-01-2004, 07:31 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by Tinkster
Hi, and welcome to LQ!

Well, let's hope that the server has at least ONE of
the more common editors ... once logged in, try
vi php.ini
or
emacs php.ini
or
pico php.ini

pico would be the safest choice to use if you're not
familiar with either of the other two ..


Cheers,
Tink
Another quesiton...I am getting into the files because the default memory limit is 8MB, and I have been getting some errors during heavy traffic...how much memory should I allocate if I have 2 busy php powered forums running on my server?
 
Old 07-01-2004, 07:40 PM   #4
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sorry for the dumb questions, but I am brand new with Linux and root servers...

I managed to edit the file, but how do I save it?
 
Old 07-01-2004, 08:30 PM   #5
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How much RAM does your server have? If those forums are all that's running you might allow as much as 1/3 of your server's RAM to be used by PHP and see how that works. You can go higher if you need to, but I'd be hesitant to at first.

As for saving the file, what editor are you using -- with pico type CTRL+O to save and CTRL+X to exit. With vi, hit escape then :wq .

It sounds like you really need an introductory book to using Linux. Please look at a guide like the Rute tutorial (found at http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/index.html.gz ) or the introductory guide at http://www.tldp.org . You need to learn how to manage your server and keep it up to date and safe from attackers. Good luck!
 
  


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