Check Thunderbird folders for new messages

I don’t know about you guys, but the default feature of not checking all IMAP folders for new messages in Thunderbird is REALLY annoying. Mainly because I forget to check them all while reading emails, and eventually end up missing stuff because of it. Well depending on your...
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Changing MySQL memory allocator to TCMalloc

For those of you who don’t know TCMalloc is short forย Thread-Caching Malloc. It’s docs can be found here which show a more in depth view. TCMalloc can also be used with other applications via LD_PRELOAD, or by recompiling with the -ltcmalloc linker flag. If you plan on using...
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How to install EPEL, Remi, and RPM Fusion (one-liners)

While there’s a few articles out there on this, personally I can’t stand the broken links to the release packages. As a SysAdmin, speed is critical. With speed being critical, and all of us having our trusty set of one-liners to shave time off repetitive tasks, I wanted...
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HAProxy with SSL support

While the easiest way currently is to install HAProxy from a repo, chances are the 1.4 version is still there, which does not support SSL natively. As such, we’re going to be going over installing HAProxy on a 64bit CentOS (both CentOS 5 and CentOS 6 installs would...
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CentOS + Nginx + PHP-FPM + Memcached

Time for another update. So recently I’ve been benchmarking a lot out of Apache/Nginx/PHP-FPM/FastCGI, and the conclusion I came to was Nginx + PHP-FPM is still the most solid combo. With that being said, let’s get down and dirty ๐Ÿ™‚ First some dependencies: Install Epel & Nginx repositories:...
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NFS Server & Client Setup Ubuntu or CentOS

What easier way to share data across multiple operating systems than using NFS. In this article I will be going over setting up NFS servers on both CentOS and Ubuntu, then the remote mounts using options found to be optimal in most production environments. Now for some action…...
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mod_rpaf and mod_remoteip

As most of us continue to expand our web footprints, we tend to use load balancers and reverse caching proxies to better handle and spread server loads. When doing so however, we still want to see the originating client IP, and not the IP used by HAProxy, Nginx,...
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