How to install Froxlor on CentOS 5.5 with Nginx server

For Apache server, there are more than enough control panels for you to choose from such as cPanel, Direct Admin, Plesk and so on.   However, there are not that many choices for Nginx.  If you have already installed your Nginx sever with the LNMP  package I introduced, you might find this post helpful. Froxlor is […]

How to setup PPTP VPN Client connection

What is VPN? A virtual private network (VPN) is a computer network that uses a public telecommunication infrastructure such as the Internet to provide remote offices or individual users with secure access to their organization’s network. It aims to avoid an expensive system of owned or leased lines that can be used by only one […]

Go OpenVZ or Go Xen for VPS?

Paravirtualization-capable hypervisors include  Xen, Virtuozzo, Vserver, and OpenVZ (which is the open source and development version of Parallels Virtuozzo Containers), but the most common types used are OpenVZ and Xen.  If you are a first time VPS user, you might want to know which one to go for: OpenVZ or Xen? OpenVZ is an operating […]

How to Set Up LNMP on Debian, Ubuntu or CentOS

As I announced that Rockia.com has been moved to Linode VPS, I received numerous emails asking how they can do that.  My answer is that if you are professional in Linux, you can just follow the tutorials in Linode Library; I strongly believe that there are more tutorials than you actually need to set up […]

How-to: Set Up Parked Domain on Netfirms for Google Adsense

A friend of mine asked me if he could use Google Adsense without purchasing a hosting plan; the answer was obviously “yes” because Google has prepared Adsense for parked domains. In this post, general domain registration with Netfirms and Google Adsense are not taking into consideration; I am writing because Netfirms is not one of […]

How to Set Up Telus.net Email Account in Office 2007

Over the last weekend, I received a job to set up an email account for a customer who purchased a desktop from the store I am working at. His email account was provided by telus; I initially thought it was going to be fairly easy to set up because while I googled online, I found […]

How to make Arduino (Dofly) work

How to make Arduino (Dofly) work

Arudino is an opensource prototyping hardware platform and you could get numbers of different version of Arduino out in the market. I have used couple of those “clone” Arduino before just because they are usually cheaper and works pretty much the same as the “genuine” Arduino. Recently, I got an counterfeit board from eBay. It […]

How to Fix: Error:PCH file built from a different branch  than the compiler after updating Xcode

How to Fix: Error:PCH file built from a different branch than the compiler after updating Xcode

After I updated my Xcode today, I got the following error Error:PCH file built from a different branch ((clang-425.0.24)) than the compiler ((clang-425.0.27)) I know right away it has to do with the New Xcode version and Old Xcode version thing. Why? Just because some programmers won’t stop working till the last minute! LOL, if […]

Sync data with Dropbox on CentOS VPS

Dropbox comes very handy when we want to synchronize data among difference desktops, laptops or even mobile devices.  It’s quite easy for Windows and Mac users; all they need to do is download and install the Dropbox software then sign in with the proper credential. Yet, if you are running CentOS, it’s not as easy, […]

One Click Installation of PPTP VPN on CentOS 6

I was thrilled to see so many comments on my previous post “Install PPTP VPN on CentOS 5 in 1 Minute“. Thank you guys! CentOS 6 has been out for a while but lots of people still couldn’t get pptpd VPN working on it. So for today, I am sharing the same script with you […]

IP-changed notifier without crontab

I wrote about how to notify myself upon IP changes via email for Home Servers quite a while ago. The theory was simple; just one PHP script to detect the current IP address and compare it with the one stored in a text file. If the IP was changed, then update the text file and […]

How to minimize website downtime while domain is being transferred

How to minimize website downtime while domain is being transferred

First off, most of us hate downtime, especially on our own websites (duh!). From time to time we might need to transfer the domain names from one registrar to another, however, we might experience some difficulties to keep the website online. The tricky part is that most domain registrar will either keep your original nameserver […]

Notify myself upon IP Changes via email for Home Servers

I have set up a server at home and I do most of the PHP testing upon that server.  Other than HTTP server, it also serves as a FTP server and a remote desktop (I am a Mac user, and I can connect back home whenever I need Windows). As I noted before, most the […]