How can I preview a website without switching DNS?

Have you heard about hosts file? Maybe you don’t know what the ‘hosts’ file is, if you don’t, we will teach you how to use it. Today we will show you how to use hosts file to preview a website without switching DNS. On a cPanel server: How can I preview a website without switching DNS after migration? On cPanel… Read more »

How can I Install OptimumCache on CloudLinux OS

On almost all shared hosting providers, there is one thing in common that all share. They have multiple installations of WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Wikis, forums, and many other popular CMS software. We are talking about hundred of the same files installed over and over on different directories on the same operating system. This are duplicate files, that are loaded over… Read more »

How to find the Main Shared IP address of your server in cPanel

Sometimes you need to find the IP address of your main server. If you have a dedicated server or vps it’s very likely you already know the IP address. However, if you are on a shared hosting plan, most of the time you’ll not know what your server IP address. The IP address of your server can be found by… Read more »

How can I access phpMyAdmin without cPanel login?

A common question by many cPanel end users is: How can I access the phpmyadmin interface without the cPanel credentials? In fact, this has been a feature request by cPanel users, but it has been declined by cPanel development team. However, there is still a workaround to access phpmyadmin without cPanel username and password. On this tutorial, we will show… Read more »

How to: Free Disk Space Reducing Reserved Blocks

Lot of system administrators and devops use large drives to host or backup data. However, what they don’t know is that they are losing a few % of disk space on each drive. Today we will explore a tutorial to free disk space by reducing reserved blocks. This will lead to have more free disk space to be used in… Read more »

mysqldump: Got error: 1044: Access denied for user ‘user’@’localhost’ to database ‘database_name’ when using LOCK TABLES

Today I was generating mysql dumps over a few MYSQL databases using the common mysqldump command, and got the following error: mysqldump: Got error: 1044: Access denied for user ‘user’@’localhost’ to database ‘database_name’ when using LOCK TABLES The command was a simple mysqldump: mysqldump -u user -p DBNAME > backup.sql What causes mysqldump: 1044 Access denied error ? mysqldump is… Read more »

Linux: Find and Kill Zombie Processes

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Today we will learn about zombie processes. In particular, we will guide you to find and kill zombie processes on your Linux / Unix operating systems. What is a zombie process? On Linux / Unix  operating systems, a defunc process (aka zombie process) is a system process that has completed its execution, however it still show on the system process… Read more »