Hosting Websites on Bare Minimum VPS/Dedicated Servers

Configuring Virtualmin on CentOS 7 for Website Hosting: Part 1

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: April 12, 2019 @ 9:54 am, by Ryan Flowers

In the professional Linux web hosting world, cPanel rules as king. That’s not necessarily a bad thing! cPanel is rich in features and is for the most part stable and reliable. But it’s also completely unsuitable for a small, inexpensive VPS that you’d find here at LowEndBox.  Most likely the cPanel license will cost significantly more than […]

Configuring Virtualmin on CentOS 7 for Website Hosting: Part 2

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: April 12, 2019 @ 9:53 am, by Ryan Flowers

In Part 1 of our tutorial, we installed Virtualmin on CentOS 7 and did some basic configuration. In this second half, we’re going to dive deep into the Linux configuration files to optimize our new server for a low memory footprint. We’re also going to make sure we have a modern version of PHP installed […]

How​ ​to​ ​fix​ ​a​ ​MySQL​ ​Failed​ ​to​ ​Start​ ​error

Tags: , Date/Time: November 8, 2017 @ 9:40 am, by Matt Zelasko

It’s 2 AM, you’re up late working on your website, and you find that your MySQL database has gone offline. You log into your server to troubleshoot, and the following unpleasant error message appears in your SSH terminal: #​ ​service​ ​mysqld​ ​restart Stopping​ ​mysqld:​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ […]

How to Harden the Security of MySQL on your VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: October 22, 2016 @ 8:29 am, by Jon Biloh

Security is a critical component of any database application. Did you know that a default MySQL installation can leave your database vulnerable to cyber threats? There several different implementations of the SQL database available on Linux and UNIX systems. MySQL and MariaDB are the most popular options for deploying relational databases in server environments. In […]

Reducing MySQL Memory Usage for Low End Boxes

Tags: Date/Time: April 15, 2008 @ 1:46 am, by LowEndAdmin

MySQL is pretty much the de facto database engine for most open source scripts, and it is almost-always installed on hosted servers. However the default MySQL installation on Debian/Ubuntu takes around 25MB RSS on a cold-start. Well, not too bad I guess, unless you are running a tight ship with only 64MB of total memory. […]