Server configuration isn’t one of my finer skills. In fact, I’ve never configured a server until just now.
It was extremely daunting but I think we’re out of the forest now.
One of the biggest issues was that the client sadly didn’t want to pay too much but they still required a dedicated server. We went for one that had 512MB of RAM. As the site grew, we needed to reconfigure and reconfigure. Easy Apache would throw us a ‘512’ error. This is usually because the rebuild was eating up all of the RAM. We managed to get around this my using the following commands:
- service httpd stop
- service mysqld stop
- service exim stop
- service courier-imap stop
After a little further research (thank you Google), it was suggested that using console would use less memory when compared to the WHM interface and it did just that.
Again, servers aren’t one of my strengths but I feel that I have learnt a lot and, for me, that’s what it’s all about.