CentOS stands for Community ENTerprise Operating System, the most popular Linux distribution for web servers with almost 30% of all servers using it. Third-party software is not included in the base.

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nginx php can't write files on centos machine

I have this PHP code: <?php $myfile = fopen("testfile.txt", "w") ?> And the following permissions in my '/usr/share/nginx/html' directory drwxrwxrwx. 3 root root 4096 Nov 20 08:51 . ...
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NTPD not updating time date on CENTOS

I have set up ntpd on CENTOS, I am trying to get it to pull time from a Windows domain contoller if i run the command: ntpdate dc3.mydomaain.local this works fine and updates the host with the ...
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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite + vmware 6 + centos

Ok, so I'm running a 2014 mac book pro retina 8gb ram, I5. Just upgraded to Yosemite with vmware 6. I've installed centos MINIMAL, here the thing centOS in command line runs DEAD SLOW. I've even ...
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Centos install using KVM stuck on trying to access install.img

Greeting Folks, I am trying to install Guest or DOMU on a remote server and every time I try is get stuck at Retrieving /install.img. I believe its a network setting but am not entrely sure. Here is ...
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CentOS 7 can't ping from server

I'm having a Strange issue with CentOS 7. I have my server setup with 2 NICs a private network and a public network. I'm able to ping the server on both the private and public IP. But I cannot ping ...
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How to access the service on the server which act as the VPN Gateway as well?

I am currently running a VPN Gateway by Strongswan on a CentOS 6.5 VPS. The CentOS server has one eth port. The VPN is using IKEv2 and the connections between clients and server are established. The ...
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Yum doesn't list a package I'd like, now what?

I'm Linux ignorant. We're using CentOS and I have a need to install something called git-up and I understand that package managers are how you install everything onto Linux. CentOS has yum but the ...
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/sbin/php-fpm works while /bin/php doesn't

Compiled php 5.6.3 on centos with the following ./configure: ./configure \ --with-zlib-dir \ --with-freetype-dir \ --enable-mbstring \ --with-libxml-dir=/usr \ --enable-soap \ --enable-calendar \ ...
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Samba fails to connect to VMWare CentOS guest from Mac Mavericks host

Trying to connect through smb to my VMWare guest at 192.168.0.138:139 gives me the following message: There was a problem connecting to the server "192.168.0.138" This file server will not ...
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Accessing a CentOS 7 server running on VirtualBox from outside

Is it possible to access my Apache server from outside the VirtualBox on Google Chrome browser on my host computer? Its running on CentOS 7 on VirtualBox. I have tried connecting to the ip address of ...
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RVM - Multilib version error installing libffi-devel on Centos 6.6

I have a Digital Ocean droplet running CentOS release 6.6 and I need to install Ruby and Capistrano on it. I've been following this idiot's guide; ...
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Linux temporarily thinks disk is full

I’m working on a Linux server with CentOS 6.5 and a NAS NFS on a QDR Infiniband network. I am running a bash script that basically creates a directory, makes symlinks inside of it, and cats together ...
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CentOs stopped working after update in VirtualBox

I recently updated my OS to centOs 6.4 in virtual box. Before update I had guest additions installed and everything worked fine. The screen resolution all was fine. After update to 6.6, the OS stopped ...
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Issues with Network interface card in CentOS 7

I have just installed centOS in machine having 4 NICs. CentOS detected 2 of them but two or them are still missing from network manager. Both two of them are of same kind, I suspect that it's a driver ...
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CentOS 7 ESXi/VMware Hang on Boot

I installed CentoOS 7.0 1406 on a VMWare ESXi 5.5 hypervisor. I installed "Sever with GUI" and selected KDE. However on boot I get the following messages in under a second, before the process tops ...
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Running ZIP Process in Background in CentOS

How can I run the following command/process in background immediately after starting it: zip -r file.zip directory/* What I actually want to do, is to run the zip process working even after ...
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bchb.pfa missing in CentOS 6

With some application, I get the following error message in CentOS 6.6: FreeType: couldn't open face /usr/share/fonts/default/ghostscript/bchb.pfa: 1 Indeed, when I "ls" this directory it contains ...
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Multiple internal networks on Virtual box (CentOS)

I have 3 NIC's (internal network) on one Virtual box Machine(CentOS 6.4) each NIC has its own network name intnet1,intnet2 and intnet3. So how I understand this is eth0 is connected to internal ...
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Execute Virtual Box Shared Folder Mount on Startup on Cent OS 7

I try to execute a mount command on startup in Cent OS 7. With FSTabs it did not work, so I tried the following: Creating the folder vbox-shared-folder-mount.service with the following content: ...
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How to save Crontab edits?

I ran crontab -e and made some changes, now how do I save it?
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Can't access XAMPP after changing iptables

I've been working on a web application in a CentOS 7 machine and testing it in a Windows machine. Both machines are in a LAN network and I have access to the centos machine using VNC viewer and ...
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Where can I get Centos 6.5?

I am deploying a product for my department which calls for CentOS 6.5. When I browse the CentOS downloads, I am only seeing 6.6 available with no means of finding 6.5. Our vendors have only stated ...
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php-fpm and how it's related to php

I have a php-fpm setup with nginx and php 5.5.18... i have compiled the php from soruce with the following configuration './configure' '--disable-all' '--prefix=/opt/php/v5.5.18' '--enable-json' ...
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CentOS 5.x - `inittab` failing on `rc.d` calls

I have several servers that run some python scripts at the end of the inittab. I have one server which is having issues and the scripts weren't running. With troubleshooting, I found that if I moved ...
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How to get the service location in Linux box (Centos)?

I am using below command to get list of all running services on Unix box:- service --status-all For the list of running services which are returned, I need to know the install location/path of each ...
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CentOS 6 with User Permission (Read at message)

I have create users on CentOS 6 between test1 and test2 so I login on user test1 on ssh and i tried to access home dir of test2 so why it can access? how i can setting for other users can't access ...
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what changes does 'alternatives --config java' actually do on a linux server?

When a choice is given to the 'alternatives --config java' option on a centos linux server, what is actually updated on the server itself? I'm in process of trying to automate rolling out java ...
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Broken sudo on Google Compute Engine

Error : [ri@myinstance-1 etc]$ sudo su - sudo: >>> /etc/sudoers: syntax error near line 120 <<< sudo: parse error in /etc/sudoers near line 120 sudo: no valid sudoers sources found, ...
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Where is Linux root filesystem on an attached drive

I have a CentOS system with many configurations/applications installed on a hard drive. I have installed a new CentOS system on a different hard drive. I have booted from the new system/hard drive and ...
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CentOS server cannot connect to external IPv4 sites

I recently installed CentOS 6.5 on an old laptop I had, and I am currently using it alongside Samba as a backup server. The problem is, It cannot connect to other external services (outside my home ...
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WHM is not working after installing red5 server on centos VPS?

I have purchased vps which already installed WHM but after installing the red5 server on vps whm access link is not working please help me
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Cent OS 7 : No disk selected issue on IBM server x236

I have IBM server x236, and when I try to insttal centOS 7 then it shows that no disk selected. But when I tried CentOS 6.5, it did not show any such error. I have configued RAID Model 5. How can I ...
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What is the purpose of the `daemon` group and user on RHEL/CentOS Linux?

I am on CentOS 6.5 and about to add a service to the system with chkconfig. It will run with its own system account, let's call it (the account) foobar, but I do not see the point of also creating the ...
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Allowing another user to execute program?

I want to allow a particular user to execute a compiled program in my directory. I got his username from cat /etc/passwd. The executable does not write any file but reads a few and gives output on the ...
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CentOS: install software using text UI

I've downloaded CentOS-6.6-i386-minimal.iso (because the DVD images are too large for my narrow internet access. How can I install software (e.g. Gnome desktop) now from the console? Is there ...
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Emails from root while working with Horton Sandbox

I recently installed the VM for Horton Sandbox (CentOS 64) and I consistently get the notification: You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root and when I go there I see notices of the form: 22 ...
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CentOS 6.6 do not show icons etc only for user account

Helo all, Probably this question has been asked but was unanswered here. CentOS 6 does not show any desktop icons or anything in the panel My problem is that on my CentOS server 6.6, there is no ...
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Using Java in Chrome on Centos 7

I have installed java on my computer running CentOS 7. I've tried yum install java downloading the proper rpm for my bitness from java.com/en/download. I've also done as suggested in this how to ...
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Vinagre (Remote Desktop Viewer for GNOME) isn't working out of box(

I'm trying to use Remote Desktop Viewer to connect to remote server. I opened Remote Desktop Viewer, switched Protocol to RDP then entered my Host and my Username and clicked Connect. gnome-session: ...
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What is scripts@ in the root directory of a CentOS 6.5 server?

Cleaning up a clients server today and noticing a scripts@in /. What does it do? The server is CentOS 6.5 on CloudLinux kernel. Thanks!
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Installing packages on multiple centos machines

I have to install standard package like java 1.7 in 40 of my lab machines which are connected over a lan. I know I can simply write a shell script to install something in user space of each system, ...
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How to apply only security updates on CentOS?

Ive tried what this article describes: yum install yum-security Next step is yum list-security but the result of this is: Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: mirror.anl.gov * ...
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How to install parsoid in CentOS?

I am trying to install VisualEditor extension http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:VisualEditor for MediaWiki. A pre-requisite is to install Parsoid service. The instructions for Parsoid ...
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nginx 403 Forbidden on CentOS (Vagrant)

What I have checked so far: Logs - they are empty, booted a new VM. Permissions: $ namei -l /var/www/awesome/ f: /var/www/awesome/ dr-xr-xr-x root root / drwxr-xr-x root ...
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Release control from init.d script centos

I am using logstash-forwarder and starting it inside its init script with the command: /opt/logstash-forwarder/bin/logstash-forwarder -config=/etc/logstash-forwarder -spool-size 100 This command ...
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Centos How to give permission to view folder ?

I push all the local files to Google Compute Engine using gcloud compute copy-files then login to VM using gcloud compute --project and view the uploaded file using ls command it's there .. No ...
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using a local version of vim instead of system on CentOS

My school runs centos and a dated version of vim. i want to use a new version of vim so I can have access to stuff I otherwise wouldnt. I built and configured a 7.4.300 version of vim with python, lua ...
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CPanel is warning about inconsistent RPMs for an old MySQL installation — how do I fix this?

I used the CPanel WHM interface to move MySQL from v5.0 to 5.6 earlier this week. Last night I got an email from my system that claims there are now problems with older MySQL RPMs. The email said: ...
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VMWare Fusion samba share very slow in a CentOS on a Yosemite host

I bought a new iMac, installed the latest version of VMWare, copied over all my data, including a CentOS 6.5 vm, and when I connect to it via samba, it's absolutely insanely slow. I mean like 20-60 ...
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CentOS 7 on VirtualBox Using 100% CPU

I have CentOS 7 installed as a guest in a VirtualBox 4.3.18 virtual machine, with the latest guest additions installed too. The host operating system is OS X Yosemite running on my 2014 MacBook Pro ...