- 1 HowTo Wiki
- 1.1 Ubuntu Linux
- 1.2 Setting Up Remote Backup
- 1.3 PHP Eclipse
- 1.4 Medi Wiki
- 1.5 GNU General Public License
- 1.6 Joomla 1.5
- 1.7 phpBB 3.0
- 1.8 SugarCRM
- 1.9 phpBMS
- 1.10 WordPress
- 1.11 Dreamhost Private Server (PS)
- 1.12 Emacs Lisp
- 1.13 Wiki Resources
Notes, mostly technical on how to configure, install, troubleshoot computer systems.
I've chosen topics mostly because I went through the process of selecting, installing and configuring something, usually a software application, tool or and utilities. They are here primarily so that I can consult them when needed and refer others to them.
My home server, running Win2K, failed to reboot after it's last update. The problem turned out to be a bad disk. I decided to abandon Windows and go with Linux. Most of my experience has been with Red Hat, but a friend had praised Ubuntu, so I decided to give it a try. I wanted:
- A file server with enough capacity to handle our household -- two people who do a medium amount of photo work, a lot of office work, no music and an occasional video.
- Accessibility from outside
- A web server running Apache, php and mySQL
- Immunity from power failure -- orderly shutdown and restart
- Selecting Home Server Hardware
- Installing Disk Drives
- Installing Ubuntu Server
- Logical Volume Manager
- File Server
- Web Server
- Print Server
- NTP Keeping the time accurate.
- Dynamic DNS My home ISP is RCN. They occasionally change my IP address. If that happens when I'm gone, I can't get in to my server. Dynamic DNS lets me get to it even if they change it.
- Updating Ubuntu
Setting Up Remote Backup
A detailed description of how to do this is here: http://linuxgazette.net/104/odonovan.html
A Sample rsync command that I use is:
$ rsync -e ssh -av email@example.com:/home/astevens/wiki.alstevens.org /pathto/wiki.alstevens.org
Set up public/private-key security
$ ssh-keygen -b 1024 -t rsa -f /home/username/.ssh/id_rsa (do not enter a pass-phrase - leave it blank) $ scp /home/username/.ssh/id_rsa.pub firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/username/.ssh/authorized_keys
The latter is a file. If you are adding other keys, cat them on to the file.
Add the rsync command to the crontab:
$ crontab -e command.
This command invokes the text editor that has been set for your system environment. The default editor for your system environment is defined in the EDITOR environment variable. If this variable has not been set, the crontab command uses the default editor, ed. To change the default editor:
$ which $EDITOR $ $ EDITOR=emacs $ export EDITOR
To do a backup everyday at 2am, add this line to the crontab:
00 02 * * * rsync -e ssh -av email@example.com:/home/astevens/wiki.alstevens.org /pathto/wiki.alstevens.org
First look is great. Maybe I'll give up Homesite.
GNU General Public License
Information on how to use these for site software is at: http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/gpl-howto.html
Installing, administering and updating
- Installing Joomla 1.5
- Customizing the Footer
- Set up the Sections
- Setting Up the Menus
- Updating Joomla
- Install Google Analytics Module
- Installing Google AdSense ClickSafe (Joomla 1.5)
- Install JCE Editor Plugin
- Customizing the TinyMCE Editor
- Advertisement Module
- Install SmartSEF
- Install AnyCode
- Install GCalendar
- Apache mod_rewrite
- Simple YouTube
- Add AddThis
- Install Googlemap Plugin