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Web developer and designer here to learn a thing or two about system administration and possibly help out a bit.


Feb
8
comment Discovering PHP apps
Voted to delete my answer. You might want to update your question to address what has already been suggested and ensure it appears near the top of the Unanswered stack.
Feb
5
comment MySQL for SQL Server DBAs
@Autocracy - I think the common parlance there is "hot-copy" or "hot-backup"
Feb
5
answered How to setup separate MySQL and PHP VPS servers
Jan
26
answered I am trying gzip compression for my javascripts and css file but for css it is not working
Jan
25
answered Strange results found on Google Analytics
Jan
24
comment Check for backdoors in PHP scripts
Most of the comments you've received are accurate in that you should not copy compromised code (you didn't specify whether you had) - perhaps you could add that detail?
Jan
24
comment Any disadvantage to short DNS TTL?
+1 ... and I suspect one of the reasons extremely short TTL's aren't honored would be to discourage fast flux abuse: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_flux (i.e. there is a very good reason short TTL's are ignored)
Jan
24
revised Can HAProxy be used to rewrite for pretty URLs?
Added proviso on rewriting with load balancer
Jan
24
answered Can HAProxy be used to rewrite for pretty URLs?
Jan
23
answered Using .htaccess to exclude all user-agents for private site
Jan
20
awarded  Civic Duty
Jan
20
awarded  Yearling
Jan
18
comment Can and how do you run a command on a remote server via a bash script?
+1 for RSA key instructions
Jan
18
answered Locked out of server by not-sure-what, remote reboots don't help. What to do?
Jan
16
comment https: how much is protected/encrypted?
+1 Though it also bears mentioning (particularly if one is asking in the interest of maintaining privacy on an untrusted network) that DNS is a separate service and, by default, DNS lookups are sent "in the clear"
Jan
15
revised MySQL is killing the server IO
Added link -> caching reverse proxy doc
Jan
15
comment MySQL is killing the server IO
@OneOfOne - Given that most of your site's traffic is probably coming from unauthenticated users who will only read the content, it is unnecessary to send their requests through vBulletin as they would be satisfied with cached content served by a reverse proxy.
Jan
15
comment Network administrators: Is it important to have a Master's Degree?
+1 - I've found that the employers I most enjoyed working for followed a similar concept of meritocracy... does it matter where you learned how to do something if you know the best way to do it?
Jan
15
answered MySQL is killing the server IO
Jan
15
comment How much does it usually cost to host a small Wordpress blog on Amazon?
+1 for an accurate depiction... however... a sly admin could host his WordPress instance locally for editing and such, then use S3 as a reverse proxy (assuming comments and interactive features are disabled or forwarded to the working WordPress instance)