Hayden James http://haydenjames.io Linux Systems Administrator | DBA Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:01:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Happy System Administrator Appreciation Day! http://haydenjames.io/happy-system-administrator-appreciation-day/ http://haydenjames.io/happy-system-administrator-appreciation-day/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:45:07 +0000 http://haydenjames.io/?p=3151 Today is the 15th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day (Sysadmin Day). Many reading this are probably hearing about it for the first time. Its ironic though that as of writing this, the official Sysadmin Day website is offline with the error message “Error establishing a database connection”. This is most likely because they needed to increase MySQL’s (the database) […]

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10 Easy WordPress Remote Backup Solutions http://haydenjames.io/10-easy-wordpress-remote-backup-solutions/ http://haydenjames.io/10-easy-wordpress-remote-backup-solutions/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:10:20 +0000 http://haydenjames.io/?p=3126 We all know how important it is to backup our data on a regular basis. Disk drives fail, databases crash, human error, hackers, hurricanes, fire, flood, you know the drill. Yet, only 6% of medium-sized companies that suffer catastrophic data loss ever recover and 51% close down within two years. With that in mind, do you have a […]

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Download LEMP for Raspberry Pi: Nginx + MariaDB (MySQL) + PHP http://haydenjames.io/download-lemp-raspberry-pi-nginx-mariadb-mysql-php/ http://haydenjames.io/download-lemp-raspberry-pi-nginx-mariadb-mysql-php/#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:53:14 +0000 http://haydenjames.io/?p=3026 Download latest image: https://sourceforge.net/projects/lemp-raspberry-pi/files/latest/download Change log 07-16-2014 – After today’s changes RAM usage on first boot is down to <100mb. 07-16-2014 – Set most logs to save to memory instead of SD card. (up to 10M or 1 day max) 07-16-2014 – Reduced system log level from “info” to “warning”. Reduce SD contention. 07-16-2014 – Uninstalled ntpd daemon. Replaced […]

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Best WordPress Cache Plugin: WP-FFPC http://haydenjames.io/best-wordpress-cache-plugin-wp-ffpc/ http://haydenjames.io/best-wordpress-cache-plugin-wp-ffpc/#comments Sun, 13 Jul 2014 03:15:41 +0000 http://haydenjames.io/?p=2979 Are you already using a WordPress Cache Plugin? I’ve tried many WordPress caching plugins on 100′s of blogs over the years and after much testing, I’m able to narrow down the options to what I think are the best 5 WordPress Cache Plugins. …and the Best WordPress Cache Plugin is! Ok, ok, so the title of this article already gave that […]

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MySQL Query Cache Size and Performance http://haydenjames.io/mysql-query-cache-size-performance/ http://haydenjames.io/mysql-query-cache-size-performance/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:05:48 +0000 http://haydenjames.io/?p=2776 One of the most misconfigured MySQL performance features, is the query cache. Just last week I was optimizing a web server with 32 gigabytes of RAM where the existing config had MySQL’s query cache size set to 4 gigabytes. The thought behind it seemed to be that more is better and that since the server had free RAM available, setting […]

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What to buy for your Raspberry Pi http://haydenjames.io/what-to-buy-raspberry-pi/ http://haydenjames.io/what-to-buy-raspberry-pi/#comments Sun, 29 Jun 2014 05:55:40 +0000 http://haydenjames.io/?p=1765 Back in January I ordered my first Raspberry Pi (Model B revision 2). Very soon I realized that there’s a host of options to choose from for the required accessories needed to get started. As such, I spent months of research and testing to ensure that I didn’t keep wasting time replacing accessories until finding […]

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Web Server Optimization Services http://haydenjames.io/web-server-optimization-services/ http://haydenjames.io/web-server-optimization-services/#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 08:50:55 +0000 http://haydenjames.io/?p=2494 Are your websites hosted on Linux servers that are frequently inaccessible or slow? Perhaps you’ve already read articles like this, which shows how decreasing page load times can drastically increase conversions. If this interests you, take a look at my Web Server Services page. Also, check out this must-see infographic…

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2100 HDD0 initialization error 1 http://haydenjames.io/2100-hdd0-initialization-error-1/ http://haydenjames.io/2100-hdd0-initialization-error-1/#comments Fri, 30 May 2014 15:51:19 +0000 http://haydenjames.io/?p=2374 I’ve noticed an issue on a few IBM/Lenovo Thinkpads. When you install an SSD drive, a reboot or restart from the OS does not work. When you reboot, instead opening the boot partition, it throws this error: 2100 HDD0 initialization error 1 Other than avoiding reboot and using shutdown instead, the only solution I’ve found is […]

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Finding Linux Compatible Printers http://haydenjames.io/finding-linux-compatible-printers/ http://haydenjames.io/finding-linux-compatible-printers/#comments Wed, 21 May 2014 23:36:52 +0000 http://haydenjames.io/?p=2339 Here’s all the info and links needed to find a printer or all-in-one printer that supports Linux. If you don’t want to spend hours comparing printers, have a look at my recommended Linux compatible printers… Recommended Linux Compatible Printers Brother HL-2270DW Compact Laser Printer with Wireless. –  Around $100 Brother DCP7065DN Monochrome Laser Multi-Function Printer & Copier. –  $120 […]

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Zorin Linux – As a Windows XP Replacement http://haydenjames.io/zorin-linux-windows-xp-replacement/ http://haydenjames.io/zorin-linux-windows-xp-replacement/#comments Thu, 15 May 2014 07:53:57 +0000 http://haydenjames.io/?p=2311 You’ve probably heard about or been affected by the retirement of Windows XP support on April 8, 2014. This wasn’t Microsoft’s first attempt to retire XP. Its just that with so many customers using it, they were putting off the inevitable for quite some time. But THIS time Windows XP is indeed now unsupported. XP was the best of Microsoft’s […]

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