I'm noticed I was getting bounced email errors from a company I was sending email through and I further investigated this by running a dnsreport on my domain.
Turns out that it fails at Acceptance of NULL <> sender, Acceptance of postmaster address, and Acceptance of abuse address. The domain that I ran a test on is using a new IP that I had recently added to my Direct Admin server. None of the other domains on my server are having issues like this.
Is is possible that I need to do something to enable these new IP addresses in exim? I mean, exim obviously responds to that IP address, but it seems to be having some issues with it.
We have been working on a site for a while, couple of days ago I copied the source from the server - as there are few people making the changes to it - to get a fresh copy.
Yesterday I was blasted by my client that I have deleted files on the server and it had caused the site to go in disarray and they had to upload everything again.
I didn't delete anything, only copied, and after some arguments (naturally I am not happy with the allegation put on me) I was able to get the FTP log, but I don't really know how to read it, I am hoping that someone here would know and be able to assist:
HTML4Strict Code: Tue Mar 04 16:49:29 2008 0 xx.xx.xx.xx 9365 /home/APP_NAME/public_html/user/add_room.php a _ i r xxxx ftp 1 * cTue Mar 04 18:20:02 2008 0 xx.xx.xx.xx 3909 /home/APP_NAME/public_html/About.php a _ o r xxxx ftp 1 * cTue Mar 04 18:20:04 2008 0 xx.xx.xx.xx 6046 /home/APP_NAME/public_html/affiliate-join.html a _ o r xxxx ftp 1 * cTue Mar 04 18:20:08 2008 0 xx.xx.xx.xx 6158 /home/APP_NAME/public_html/affiliate-join.php a _ o r xxxx ftp 1 * c
I have replaced the IP, application name with x.
I am guessing that *c means copy, but I don't want to make fool of myself when I confront them with this. Assuming that *c is copy what would be the command for delete?
I have a server with pacificrack. When I see my website it says "Read-Only File system" and my SSH dies with read-only file system errors.
It happens once per month, and the bad thing is I'm sleeping when it happens so I don't know my server is in this state.
Even though support fixes the problem within 15minutes of my support ticket, my server is down for hours because I don't know its down to then raise a ticket. I asked support why it happens and they never tell me... just tell me to read the logs but I'm not technical enough to understand linux logs etc.
This is cPanel stats runner on server.domain.com! While processing the log files for user xxxx, the cpu has been maxed out for more than a 6 hour period. The current load/uptime line on the server at the time of this email is 18:46:25 up 59 days, 13:16, 0 users, load average: 2.24, 2.23, 2.25
You should check the server to see why the load is so high and take steps to lower the load. If you want stats to continue to run even with a high load
So what does this mean? and how can i check out this? how to reduce the cpu usage? Where to see the current usage?
About a month ago, I searched desperately for days to host my social networking site and file hosting site. Thankfully I found Wiredtree(WT) to be suitable for my budget. I signed with them with their entry plan of $44.10 and was happy with their service. The customer support was extremely helpful and they did everything to make my life better.
Nevertheless my project didn't turn up as expected and I decided to close the hosting.
Just a day before the end of one month of hosting, I wrote to them asking to close the account and also congratulating their service I also told them I would look forward to host with them in future and would recommend them. I expected a warm termination without any hassle. But i got a mail quoting their TOS (which says I should inform them 7 days in advance) and asking me to pay up another month's hosting fee before I can close the account. Along with it was a note from the staff to use the client portal to contact Billing Department directly to close the account (hmmm would they ask me to contact sales department directly if I tell me I want to add new server?). What hurt me was not the extra $44.10 which I will pay them anyway, but what they could have done was to understand my genuine case(first time customer). Tell me, how many of us read the TOS really. I requested them not to charge me, but got same cold response asking me to adhere to the TOS.
On the other hand my experience with other host (PM me if you want to know who) was one of awe and amazement. I wrote asking them the price I should pay to have more bandwidth. To my surprise I got extra bandwidth absolutely free though it wasn't mentioned such things in their TOS.
Well I learned a lesson today not to forget the importance of TOS and i am sure new webmasters will find this post useful.
This thread is not against the WT service. But a warning to new webmasters who might miss the fine print.
I have brand new server with CentOS 5.3 and latest CentOS kernel (2.6.18-128.1.10.el5PAE).
I have brand new HDDs with no errors (HDDs have only 1000 power-on-hours, server CPU temperature is normal - between 35-42 C). My server went read-only without any reason. I need to fsck main / partition (/home is separated) and it cleaned journal, then server became online.
After 2 weeks it happens again - I did again fsck on / partition and it recovered journal as before. I decided to ask Data Center to replace RAID-1 card and memory - they did it. After 3 weeks server went read-only again.
I ssh into server and saw that kswapd0 process is using 100% cpu and load is over 170.
After fsck it recovered journal on / and server is again available.
I had a linux server (CentOs 5, mysql5, php5, directadmin). I had problems with apache few days ago, that's why i hire sys. admin who tweak the system (install the PAE kernel), and some more configurations, and during last 7-8 days server work w/o any downtime (before this server had 1-2 downtimes per day-> OOM killer.)
Now i had only ssh access (emails, directadmin access - give "wrong password" answer). As told my sys.admin It became read only system.
I cann't even reboot system
[root@server sa]# reboot reboot: /usr/local/lib/libpng12.so.0: no version information available (required by /usr/lib/libcairo.so.2)
such few commands work, the most commands that i know don't work
[root@server ~]# ls -la ls: error while loading shared libraries: libacl.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I just thought I would riase an issue you with you about the following host:
hostvector.com hostmds.com The reason:
I have received a number of e-mails over the last 2weeks that look like they are from my bank asking me to log-in and update my security information. I no my bank doe's not ever do this so I contacted them. When sending on the mail to them, they where able to trace the e-mail and it took them back to the address listed above using the e-mail account firstname.lastname@example.org.
So before you hand over your bank account details to them I highly recommend that think twice.
I'd love to contact the domain registrars of the recipient spammers who are barraging me with the latest "google riches", or "ebay success" sales pitch emails, but I lack the knowledge of how to reveal the email headers and interpret them.
Is there a particular email client program that would allow me to view all parts of the email ? Maybe I'm using the wrong client (outlook), that would not allow me to view the more technical parts of the email, but but I don't know.
If I go ahead and click on their "unsub me" links at their bottom, that's their tricky way of finding out what emails are active and possibly make it worse for me. I know that it's illegal to send me email that I didn't opt into, in the first place, even if they do provide the unsubscribe link at the bottom, with the usual "Icann" spam disclaimer that they include.
I've been registered on here for about 4 years now, and in this time I have had 4 different web hosts. I've had a total is 7 hosts since I launched my first website back in 1999. I host 7-8 websites, and a few recieve substantial traffic due to them being "official" websites for music artists (one multi-platinum selling musician). In 2007, I found a fantastic hosting company based in the US, who were charging me a LOT of money each month for a Managed Dedicated server. However, last Xmas I decided to seek a cheaper alternative but with the same service, and I thankfully found it at;
Now, I dont know if I should post this, just remove the thread if so. But since moving to SiteManaged.com in January 09, I am saving over half of the money I was spending with my previous host.... and the support is even better. Yesterday they kindly and swiftly fixed something on my actual website within 24 hours, that was an error caused by me. I have had 100% uptime, and the server speeds are the best I have ever had.
Total quality. I'll never look elsewhere to host my sites.
As many of you may have already read my initial review or the New York NOC I wanted to leave an additional exit review of the company and share a personal recommendation.
It started a little over a month ago when I jumped VPS providers and initially purchase 2 VPS plans . Initially the boxes were rock solid. I could get to my websites, admin area, and have support tickets responded to in a timely manner. Roughly a week later I ended up moving another site to itâs own VPS . This is when I noticied my first issues. CONSTANT ERROR MESSAGES stating the backend was down and to please restart it.
I would launch a support ticket, roughly 2 hours later the backend would be rebooted and I could once again access the admin panel and do what I needed to. Like clockwork when I would try to login again later to my admin panel I would be hit again with the backend was down (hypervm would be in a constant refresh). Sometimes my sites would remain online and sometimes they would go down too. This got frustrating but was bearable (I thought). Within a few days I see a BIGGER problem arise. I woke up one morning to find error alerts coming in and realizing 2 VPSâs had been offline for hours on end. I again launch another support ticket for the backend to be rebooted. I get a response everything is ok so I go about my day. I later receive an e-mail stating all of my sites were showing a mysql connect error and panic. Come to find out they had corrupted this time when the backend went down, I repair and optimize and everything is ok. VERY next day I wake up and check my nightly logs to make sure the nightly backup was loaded onto my home server. I donât see it and find I received an e-mail from lxadmin stating it could not backup the database. Once againâ¦..corrupted. This has been going on since that time frame on almost a daily basis. The backups are iffy if they will come in since when the backend gets overloaded and crashes in the middle of the night, it immediately corrupts all dbâs on the VPS. I could understand 1 VPS doing thisâ¦..but 3? Come onâ¦.
Now comes Thanksgiving, my boxes go down for roughly 5 hours before reboot and once again I have to repair them on a blackberry with ssh since I am away (never fun to type that on a bb). I am back online and go about my dayâ¦â¦.thenâ¦..Friday. My box goes down at 5pmâ¦..I send in a support ticket to have it rebooted. The next morning at 11am it finally gets turned back on and I get a response that it must have been on my end since everything looks ok from there (granted 3 monitoring services were all showing it down). Once againâ¦..corrupted. I rebuild and think the SLA was 99.9% so I send in a nice message to ask about it. Here is the response:
Posted: 11/29/2008 12:33 Hey Guys. Since one of the VPS accounts was down for 17 hours do I qualify for the 99.9% SLA? (3 Monitoring Services show the outage happened at 5:34PM last night and I have recovery notifications for this morning at 11:16AM) Thanks ---------------------------- IP Address: 71.76.239.xx Andy StaffPosted: 11/30/2008 20:49 Hi Ryan, Unfortunately our SLA applies to network uptime and not power or hardware related. I'm sorry for the inconvenience. ------------------------------- The New York NOC Inc. www.thenynoc.com Visit our new forums! [url]
Soâ¦â¦99.9% SLA does not cover if no one is in the datacenter to reboot the box because it is off-lineâ¦..I thought SLAâs covered your box being on-line, am I wrong?
So now after too many corruptions to count, support taking longer and longer in between responses I am left looking over my books. Last year alone between Thanksgiving and the following Sunday I brought in roughly $2300 dollars in sales. This year for the past 4 days I have brought in $10â¦â¦ I have had some longtime recurring customers so I asked them for any feedback on what we could do to earn there business again. Out of 40+ people all but one stated that if I could fix the sites downtime they would return (the other responses was of course to lower prices). Second suggestion they had was to fix my e-mails from ending up in their spam box. Yes I was sold ALL dirty ipâs which had all been blacklisted. Some major ispâs worked with me and allowed me inâ¦(some)
Before I get flammed for choosing these guys, they truly were great up front so obviously I got fooled. I have no doubt they are great for some people but I simply can not drive my business into the ground because I went cheap and in the end got what I deserved. I moved to futurehost today and almost **** myself when a response ticket was answered in under a minute (kinda scary for a low priority ticket).
With this said, before you consider NewYorkNoc simply ask yourself if your business or site is important to you, if you can afford to lose business, and if you want constant downtime along with mysql corruptions daily. I am not saying they are the worst as they were helpful at first. Just EXPECT that when the deal is that good, you are being oversold. There is no other explanation in my books.
To sum this up:
Uptime: 3 out of 10 (there were up sometimes) Customer Service: 2 out of 10 (would have given higher I did not have to repeatedly e-mail over the backend issues) Price: 10 out of 10 (admit it, the price point these guys have is good) Value: 1 out of 10 (I made a bad choice, I lost a ton of money in business and now have to work hard to recover my losses and rebuild relationships) Recommend to others: 2 out of 10 (why 2? This place might be good for offsite backup maybe?)
This review is NOT out of spite due to my recent downtime. This review is merely my opinion and personal experiences and not written to bash NYNOC. If your happy with them then you are doing well. If you are considering themâ¦â¦.I urge you to think elsewhere. All my data is off the VPS and I am running before the backend crashes again corrupted my DBâs.
I've got a server with FastCGI that at random produces 500 internal server errors. In the specific account the errors are as follows in the error_log:
[Wed May 21 12:01:29 2008] [error] [client 220.127.116.11] FastCGI: comm with (dynamic) server "/usr/local/apache2/htdocs/user/php-wrapper" aborted: (first read) idle timeout (30 sec) [Wed May 21 12:01:29 2008] [error] [client 18.104.22.168] FastCGI: incomplete headers (0 bytes) received from server "/usr/local/apache2/htdocs/user/php-wrapper" As you can see this unfortunately does not tell me anything.
Now viewing the apache error_log I see this
Code: [Wed May 21 12:51:11 2008] [warn] FastCGI: scheduled the restart of the last (dynamic) server "/usr/local/apache2/htdocs/user/php-wrapper" process: reached dynamicMaxClassProcs (10) [Wed May 21 12:51:11 2008] [warn] FastCGI: (dynamic) server "/usr/local/apache2/htdocs/user/php-wrapper" (uid 514, gid 515) restarted (pid 20510) [Wed May 21 12:52:00 2008] [warn] FastCGI: (dynamic) server "/usr/local/apache2/htdocs/user/php-wrapper" (pid 20510) termination signaled [Wed May 21 12:52:00 2008] [warn] FastCGI: (dynamic) server "/usr/local/apache2/htdocs/user/php-wrapper" (pid 20510) terminated by calling exit with status '0' [Wed May 21 12:57:02 2008] [warn] FastCGI: (dynamic) server "/usr/local/apache2/htdocs/user/php-wrapper" (pid 20501) termination signaled [Wed May 21 12:57:02 2008] [warn] FastCGI: (dynamic) server "/usr/local/apache2/htdocs/user/php-wrapper" (pid 20501) terminated by calling exit with status '0' [Wed May 21 13:02:03 2008] [warn] FastCGI: (dynamic) server "/usr/local/apache2/htdocs/user/php-wrapper" (pid 20491) termination signaled [Wed May 21 13:02:03 2008] [warn] FastCGI: (dynamic) server "/usr/local/apache2/htdocs/user/php-wrapper" (pid 20491) terminated by calling exit with status '0' All warnings so I'm assuming these don't mean anything.
I'm working on some PHP intranet tools. I'm still somewhat new to PHP, having come from an ASP background; been doing PHP for about a year now.
The tools used to be located on a Solaris box, which is running PHP 4.2. One of the tools checks text files in a particular location on the same box that are generated by another process. The text files are found and parsed by locating a particular directory and looking through the entries for filenames matching a particular pattern; they may or may not be present depending on the success of the other process. The text files and directory are not in a web-servable location (i.e. they can't be reached via HTTP or FTP).
I am now able to migrate to a new Windows 2k3 server running IIS 6. I've configured it with PHP 5.2.5 and it is successfully serving web pages. I need to migrate these tools over to the new server but they still need to reach the text files on the old server. The old server has a Samba share hooked to the directory I need and I can successfully map it as a mapped drive from the Win2k3 box.
It's my understanding (after hours of googling and testing) that mapped drives are specific to the logged-in user and not to the machine in general, so IIS can't see them (which seems to be validated by my tests). I've pulled in the mapped drive to the Samba share as a virtual directory under IIS but PHP scripts still can't see it. The share is not available under FTP or HTTP, so cURL doesn't seem to be an appropriate solution, as far as I can tell. It's also my understanding that mapped drives aren't dependably re-mapped after a server reboot until the user logs in, and of course there won't necessarily be users logging into the server to create the mapped drives after a reboot. So mapped drives seem to not be a solution either.
One person from another forum (not SitePoint) suggested running the IIS process under the domain login credentials used to get to the Samba share, and find a way to map the drive automatically after a reboot (some sort of Windows service that would call a batch file or something). I'm not comfortable using a domain login to run my IIS under (although I tried it and it didn't seem to work for a previously-mapped drive).
I hope this is the appropriate forum to ask...the server forum was the second runner-up but after looking at threads there they didn't seem to address issues like this.