Tag: Linux

  • Migrate JavaEE from Single Tier VM (Step 1)

      I manage a small application that is hosted on a single Linux virtual machine and have noticed some occasional performance and stability issues. The server runs CentOS, MySQL and a GlassFish server. I chose GlassFish several years ago because at the time it was the only EJB3 container around, as well as being very […]

  • Making sure Stash starts up on Windows

    I was having a problem where Stash (which was installed as a service) wasn’t starting up properly and giving me a page that made it look like there was a problem with the database. I have a local MySQL on the same machine as the Stash server, and both that service and the Stash server […]

  • Changing RHEL6 to CentOS packages

    Recently I was using a canned VM that had RedHat EL6 loaded on it, and needed to add a package, only to find that the package had been moved to the RedHat base repository.        

  • Getting the correct timezone in a web application

    I support a web application that is hosted on a virtual private server. The application architecture is JavaEE running under GlassFish on CentOS. Like most ISP’s, my hosting provider builds vanilla Linux boxes that can be configured with various flavors of the OS. Out of the box these images have their timezone set to UTC, […]

  • Quick fix for Plesk problems …

    Recently after an upgrade of my Plesk panel, my web site was down. In fact ALL of the domains I host on that particular cloud server were not working. A quick call to 1and1’s server guys and it appeared that there was some step in the upgrade process that failed. They had it fixed in […]

  • Where did my space go ?

    The other day I got a notification from the Plesk control panel for Carticipate telling me that the user account was about to expire. I logged into Plesk only to find out that the disk on the VPS was full. Now this was really confusing, since the entire Carticipate system consists of a web2py install, […]