How to change the location for Plesk backup files on a Linux server ?

    Posted in Plesk Control Panel on Jan 26, 2019

    By default, all backup data is stored in the directory /var/lib/psa/dumps.

    To change the default backup location, follow these steps:

    Connect to a Plesk server via SSH.

    Create a new directory for backups. In these example, we are using /plesk_backups:

    # mkdir /plesk_backups

    Set necessary ownership for the created directory:

    # chown psaadm:psaadm /plesk_backups

    Modify the backup location in the Plesk configuration file /etc/psa/psa.conf:

    Open the file /etc/psa/psa.conf in a text editor (for example, vi editor).

    Change the value of DUMP_D to the created directory from step 2

    # Backups directory
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    How to change the default location of mailboxes in Plesk for Linux?

    Posted in Plesk Control Panel on Jan 26, 2019


    By default, Plesk stores all mailboxes in the /var/qmail/mailnames/ directory. How to change this location?

    Connect to the server using SSH

    Find what SMTP and IMAP/POP3 servers are in use:

    # /usr/local/psa/admin/bin/mailmng --features | egrep 'SMTP_Server|IMAP_POP3_Server'
    $features['SMTP_Server'] = "Postfix";
    $features['IMAP_POP3_Server'] = "Dovecot";
    $features['SMTP_Server_package'] = "postfix";
    $features['IMAP_POP3_Server_package'] = "dovecot";

    Stop the SMTP service:

    # service postfix stop

    Open the file /etc/psa/psa.conf and change the PLESK_MAILNAMES_D variable: specify a new location for...

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    How To Reset Root Password On CentOS 7

    Posted in Linux Servers on Jan 24, 2019

    To get started, turn on the machine that you’ve forgotten the root password on. For CentOS 7 devices, you’ll be given 5 seconds at the boot menu to select the operating system kernel to boot into.

    That 5 seconds is important, because allows for admins to select different kernels or edit existing kernel parameters before booting.

    At the boot menu, press e to edit the existing kernel (Core) as shown below.

    Next, scroll down to the list until you see the line underlined below ( ro ) . What we need to do is change that ro to rw and start into a bash shell. It should look like this rw init=/sysro...

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    How to Create a maintenance backup plan in SQL Server 2016 R2

    Posted in Windows Servers on Jan 05, 2019


    When you create a maintenance backup plan in SQL Server 2016 R2, you must identify how you want the plan to be set up. In this example, the maintenance plan is set up with full backups, differentials, and transactions logs.

    Check SQL Server Agent service

    Verify that the SQL Server Agent service is running and set to automatic. The maintenance plan depends on this service to run.

    1. On the server, open the Run dialog box, type in services.msc and press Enter.
    2. Find the SQL Server Agent service in the list and double-click it.
    3. Click the Recovery tab and set the failure value to Restart the Service...
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    How to manage csf via command line in linux server

    Posted in Linux Servers on Jan 02, 2019


    We can install the csf firewall to secure the Linux servers. We can manage the firewall via command line easily. Please read our the following article and command structure.

    Start the firewall rules
    Csf -s

    Example: #csf -s

    Flush/Stop firewall rules (note: lfd may restart csf)
    csf -f

    Example: #csf -f

    Restart the firewall rules
    csf -r

    Example: #csf -r

    Deny an IP and add to /etc/csf/csf.deny
    csf -d 

    Example: #csf -d

    Flush all IPs from the temporary IP entries
    csf -tf

    Example: #csf -tf

    Remove an IP from the temporary IP ban or allow list
    csf -tr

    Example: #csf -tr

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    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas

    Posted in Linux Servers on Dec 25, 2018

    We would like to make the better use of this opportunity and congratulate our partners, who are benefited from our work. Hope for a better performing season in the new year.


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    Christmas Offers on Cloud Hosting and Dedicated Servers

    Posted in Windows Servers on Dec 23, 2018

    Christmas Offers on Cloud Hosting and Dedicated Servers get 10 % discount.

    CloudTechtiq is providing the best cloud solution with 24x7 tech support services.

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    How to remove emails from the queue in Plesk

    Posted in Plesk Control Panel on Dec 06, 2018

    There are two ways of doing this:

    1.Use Plesk interface: Tools & Settings > Mail Server Settings > Mail Queue > Clear 
    2. Connect to the server via SSH and use command-line utility:
    usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/mailqueuemng --clean
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    Smarter Mail Recommended SPAM Settings by Cloud Techtiq

    Posted in Smarter Mail on Nov 23, 2018

    it’s important to remember that spam administration is not a "fire and forget" task. Using these built-in options requires constant tweaking to keep that level of effectiveness, and mail administrators will need to monitor incoming and outgoing spam as spammers frequently change their tactics.

    SmarterMail comes equipped with several industry-standard antispam options that can block up to 97% of all spam from entering or leaving the server and help keep mail systems running smoothly, including SPF, reverse DNS, greylisting and more. And this is done by the Message Sniffer and Cyren Premium Anti...

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    How to install the Hyper-V role in Windows Server

    Posted in Windows Servers on Nov 23, 2018


    efore you build a virtualized environment you will need to install and configure the Hyper-V role on your Windows 2012 or Windows 2012 R2 server with the help of Server Manager.

    Follow these steps:-

    Step 1. Open Server Manager

    Server dashboard 1.png

    Step 2. Add roles and Fetaures

    There are 2 ways to add roles and features on Server Manger.

    Clicking on Add roles and features on the Dashboard.

    Selecting Add Roles and Features in the Manage drop down menu.

    On the Before you begin, click ## Next.

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    Step 3. Select installation type, and click ## Next

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    Step 4. Select Destination Server, and click ## Next

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    On the Sele...

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