To help new AWS customers get started in the cloud, AWS is introducing a new free usage tier. Beginning November 1, new AWS customers will be able to run a free Amazon EC2 Micro Instance for a year, while also leveraging a new free usage tier for Amazon S3, Amazon Elastic Block Store, Amazon Elastic Load Balancing, and AWS data transfer. AWS’s free usage tier can be used for anything you want to run in the cloud: launch new applications, test existing applications in the cloud, or simply gain hands-on experience with AWS.
Cloud computing and virtualization are two of the major IT trends of this decade. They are the reason this blog, and many others like it, was started. With that in mind, Zenoss released The 2010 Virtualization and Cloud Computing Survey results. The survey was designed to collect information on the use of virtualization and cloud computing technologies among enterprise users.
Over 200 IT professionals were surveyed during the 2nd quarter of 2010. Highlights from the survey include:
View the full report at Zenoss.com.
By default, Chinese characters do not work in WordPress if you didn’t originally setup your WordPress to handle it. To display or compose Chinese in your blog, you can change the WordPress database Collations to utf8_unicode_ci for all tables. If you have phpMyAdmin, you can manually change them one by one. However, it will take long time to fix all of them. Here is an easy way to change all Collations using script.
1. Create a file as: alter_mysql_tables.php
2. Copy and paste the following lines to the file and modify it using your own database connection
Test environment : cPanel 11.25.0-R46156 – WHM 11.25.0 – X 3.9
CentOS 5.5 i686
1. cd /usr/src/
2. Download ffmpeginstaller 3 series Latest Stable Release at here
Note: ffmpeginstaller 3 scripts will install stable versions of all binaries. ffmpeginstaller version 4 will install all latest dependencies of ffmpeg and mplayer, and also use svn version of ffmpeg and mplayer. Version 4 and 5 may cause problem on your VPS. I recommend you install Version 3. (more…)
A nice bash script from SourceForge to take daily, weekly and monthly backups of your MySQL databases.
– Backup mutiple databases
- Single backup file or to a seperate file for each DB
- Compress backup files
- Backup remote servers
– E-mail logs to you
Here are the steps to run this script on your VPS/Dedicated server: