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Often, you’ll want to use cron to schedule daily, weekly, hourly (etc…) tasks on your linux system(s). cPanel has a little GUI for it, but since I don’t trust GUIs very often, I like just doing it the ‘old fashioned’ way. This little guide will hopefully help you to figure out cron once and for all.
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Screen is billed as a “full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal between several processes (typically interactive shells)” (from the man page). Linux admins use screen for different purposes, but the most common is the ability to run long processes on remote servers – with the ability to disconnect, then reconnect later to see how things are going. Continue Reading…

As the CentOS folks are working on releasing a final version of CentOS 7, you can get in on the action and download their nightly builds. We’re estimating (guessing? Based on previous wait times after RH releases) that the final release will be available any time from today to the 4th of July.
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I work for a hosting company. On average, I’ll clean up at least 3-4 WordPress sites each month for our clients. Most of the time, they’re running on old versions of WordPress and have at least a dozen plugins going (half of them in need of updating).

Recently, I decided to go official and started K5 Web Security to help people on a larger scale. If you know of someone in need, send em my way!