Could not increase number of max_open_files to more than… (Solution)

A quick solution to the warning “Could not increase number of max_open_files to more than” when starting MySQL or MariaDB. For some background, read How MySQL Opens and Closes Tables. Here’s an excerpt: “The table_open_cache and max_connections system variables affect the maximum number of files the server keeps open. If you increase one or both of […]

How to install NginxCP on CloudLinux (cPanel)

Update: NginxCP is has been abandoned. Have a look instead at CPnginx.  While working with cPanel on CentOS and RedHat over the years I’ve read good things about Cloudlinux. However, I never played around with it and decided that this week I would take a look. NginxCP is a very common solution for admins looking to […]

cPanel 11.39 now supports install on Amazon (AWS) EC2

cPanel/WHM on Amazon EC2 – now a more viable option. As most of you reading this already know, Amazon’s AWS platform is built behind a NAT infrastructure. NAT (Network Address Translation) is the translation of an IP address used within one network to a different IP address known within another network. In this cause assigning a public address to […]

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