How to install mod_fcgid on DirectAdmin



From How to choosing PHP module for Apache so I decided to use mod_fcgid on my DirectAdmin private hosting. This is how to

  • Install DirectAdmin on your server. I suggest to use this how to on fresh DirectAdmin without any users. But if you want to install on DirectAdmin that have users, you must create and setting file and folder for users manually.
  • I used Debian 6 64-bit but I think you can adapt my how to to install on CentOS and Redhat
  • Run these command

All about Vi



Vi is the legacy linux text editor for very long time. Although we have many competitive text editor such as Pico or Nano but Vi still is classic text editor that very popular and widely use in these days.

Many users don't like Vi because it is hard to use. Actually although Vi has many commands but in facts we only use not more than 10 commands to working with Vi. So this article will be tell you about only important command from my experience to operate with Vi.

Perfect Guide: Install Debian 6 64-bit (Squeeze)



Debian is the most linux distro that I often used, 200+ times. Because it is very stable and ease to install software. This article will be explain my way to install Debian.

This article will showing install the latest stable Debian 6.0 64-bit (Squeeze). You can download via that I always choosing Small Installation Image or netinst because it is very small ISO file and will be download additional package to install when only require for the best minimal installation

When you boot Debian installation CD you will found first page

My opinion: Choosing Distro for Linux Server



As you can see in my resume. I has been playing many linux distro for long time including FreeBSD Unix. So I want to share my opinion about choosing Linux Distro for server role.

  • If I want the most stable server but not install on virtualization system, I choose FreeBSD (that very difficult to install and config)
  • If I want normal stable server with ease to install software including I want to create the test server and can be install on virtualization system, I choose Debian
  • If I want to play new toys and I can accept nearly stable server, frequent restart, I choose Ubuntu
  • I never use CentOS and Redhat expect the software that I want to install required Redhat based OS such as cPanel

The reason that I always choose Debian based distro because I love APT more than YUM :)

PS. For the linux desktop I choose Ubuntu because I used it for long time and I getting into it.

How to choosing PHP module for Apache



Since I use my old 2 years hosting server. It's time to upgrade to new server with high performance to support more customers. So I have to research about installation and tuning DirectAdmin. One factor that is very important is Apache. There are many differ performance between system with tuning and without.

Factors that we have to think about choosing PHP module for Apache are performance and security. Some modules come with great performance but trade off with security while some modules are opposite.

While googling, I found some interesting data Benchmark Comparison on Serving Simple PHP: LiteSpeed vs Apache vs Nginx so I choose only mod_php, mod_fastcgi, mod_fcgid and suPHP to compare and analysis in this article.


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