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Old 10-11-2004, 04:50 AM   #1
phpsharma
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How to do website maintainnace?


Hi,

I have couple of sites running on a virtual server with Linux 7.2 ,php, mysql, cgi. The traffic is more than average.

1)what is website maintainance and How can i keep track of maintainance.?
2)how can i remove logs and in what places to make my site smooth running?


Please guide me in this direction to smooth sail with server.

sharma
 
Old 10-11-2004, 09:54 AM   #2
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Hello,

I'll make a couple of assumptions here. You don't say what distro you're using, but the '7.2' makes me think Red Hat. If you're running more or less a default install, log rotation is already set to run via Cron so you don't have to worry about log file removal. I would highly recommend installing LogWatch and Webalizer to make it easy to view the contents of your log files, however.

As far as maintenance is concerned, make sure you keep up with security and bugfix updates. Since Fedora community support has ended for at least the ix86 version of Red Hat 7.2, you might want to consider upgrading at a minimum to 7.3. You can then install the Fedora Legacy distribution of Yum and make updating quick and painless.

If you're asking about Apache and MySQL server optimization, that's a whole different topic that you'll need to read the documentation for. The correct decisions in that regard have quite a bit to do with traffic levels, database sizes, available RAM, and other variables.

I hope that helps!
 
Old 10-11-2004, 10:30 AM   #3
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its redhat linux 7.2

Hi bethslave,

I am using redhat Linux 7.2. I have got some of your points. I need to review your reply twice to get full understadning of what you said. I am a newbies to linux and its functionalities. I am learning web site maintainnace concepts. Please can you refer good tutorials on web site maintainnace and other related topics to pick up faster.

Thanks for all kind hearted people here.

Thanks,
sharma
 
Old 10-11-2004, 12:53 PM   #4
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Sharma,

Here's a link that might help:

http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/Lin...n.html#MONITOR

Also, the search capabilities of this site and Google are your best friends!

 
Old 10-11-2004, 01:34 PM   #5
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Hi bethslave,

I ran mail command at my prompt to see no of messages i have got. It showing around 9989 messages how to clean up all these messages to save space.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 03:00 PM   #6
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Code:
man mail
If the mail program is "nail", then just type "mail", then "d *", no quotes.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 05:51 PM   #7
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For maintaing my system I love Webmin its a free server that runs by default on port 10000 and can give you powerfull access and control from a webbrowser over your whole system, any servers your running and any configuration files, and view of all system logs almost anything you can do at a normal shell webmin has control over

you can get webmin at www.webmin.com


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