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Speed Up Yum – CentOS 6 & 7

Yum, the CentOS package manager can be a real pain at times. I’ve seen Yum download packages at crawling speeds of 5kBps, that’s right. To fix this is fairly straightforward, given you have the the yum-fastestmirror plugin installed, if not…

Install PHP 5.6 on CentOS 7.2

CentOS is really slow to update versions of software’s it maintains so we’ll have to add an external repo to install PHP 5.6 on our server. Make sure you backup everything on your server. Start off by removing any previous…

Install Varnish 4 – CentOS 7.2

Installing Varnish on CentOS 7.2 is pretty straight forward, start off by adding the epel-release repo. yum install epel-release With the repo added install Varnish yum install varnish Start Varnish service varnish start Start Varnish at startup chkconfig varnish on…

Benchmark Disk Drives – CentOS 7.2

I recently got one of those new 5th Gen servers with SkyLake Xeons and NVMe drives. Obviously I wanted to find out the difference between these and standard Sata 7200rpm drives and Sata SSD drives. There’s a little utility called hdparm…

LFD won’t start – CentOS 7.2

I was just setting up a new VPS when I hit this snag, the server threw the following error when I tried to start the LFD service Job for lfd.service failed because a fatal signal was delivered to the control…

Add / Install Epel repo to CentOS 7

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With CentOS 7 the process of adding the Epel repo has been simplified, you now install the repo with the CentOS package manager yum. With this new method, you don’t need to worry about manually re-adding the repo if it has gone out…

Change hostname – CentOS 7

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Changing the hostname on CentOS 7 is pretty straight forward, issue the following at shell and replace HOSTNAME with the hostname you want to set. hostnamectl set-hostname HOSTNAME To verify that the new hostname is set issue the following: hostnamectl