and Eudora, Have you every heard of it?


I’m using for many years. (At least 10 years.) I have used it since it's free service until they started to charge for money. That’s fine, I'm willing to pay for it just because I like an e-mail that I already have with them.  I also like to have my mail at home. So, I pay them for POP/SMTP service.

Yum install perl-DBD-mysql, perl-DBI to use "mysqlreport" under CentOS 5.2 + DirectAdmin

mysqlreport makes a friendly report of important MySQL status values. mysqlreport transforms the values from SHOW STATUS into an easy-to-read report that provides an in-depth understanding of how well MySQL is running. mysqlreport is a better alternative (and practically the only alternative) to manually interpreting SHOW STATUS.

When I was trying to use mysqlreport under CentOS 5.2 64 bit + DirectAdmin Custom Build 1.1. I got error when run "./mysqlreport"

Steps how to install Cacti on CentOS 5.2 + DirectAdmin

First of all, I'm not an Linux/DirectAdmin expert. I just played around with them and found the way to do it. I tried to install Cacti on my server but I couldn't find a complete instruction to do it. So, I just gathered all information I found into one place so that it is easier for many others. I hope it can help someone that needs the same thing that I did.

The software I use:

- CentOS 5.2 - 64-bit
- DirectAdmin 1.323 - Custombuild 1.1.13
     - PHP 5 - CGI
     - Apache 2.2
     - MySQL 5
- Cacti 0.8.7b

Dell Perc6/i RAID Monitoring Script using MegaCli (LSI) on CentOS 5.2 - 64 bits

I got a Dell Perc6/i Integrated RAID card a few days ago. By using it with CentOS 5.2 64 bits without GUI, I'm looking the way to monitor RAID status. I then, found that I can use MegaCLI from LSI to do the task. (Dell Perc6/i uses LSI Chip) First, get MegaCLI from LSI website -> MegaCLI 2.00.11 for Linux

RAID 10 is not equal to RAID1+0

I just ran into a document stating that RAID 10 is not equal to RAID1+0 . Below is what she said :

Promise Technology NAS SmartStor NS4300N - Permission Problem

I got Promise Technology SmartStor NS4300N Network Attached Storage (NAS) for many months ago but didn't really use it until I found out that there is a permission problem with it. Since I got it, I just moved all of my files and folders inside one folder on NAS. (Let's say "Temp") A few days later, I created some other blank folders at the same level as “Temp” folder and set some permission for different people. My plan is to organized all files and folder under “Temp” sometime soon.

Last month, I started to organize my files and folder. Before that, I found that there was a new firmware came out. So, I just upgraded firmware from 01.02.0000.05 to 1.03.0000.06. Started to move files from “Temp” folder to other folders but I ran into permission problem on many files and folders. This is strange but I found that the problem is about Owner of those files and folders were different. I had to change owner under FTP program. (CHOWN) Since there were a lot of files and folders I had to go through, I finally gave up.

I've contacted Promise Support and they answered me that there was no known problem about permission with this new firmware. I also asked him if it’s possible to get into SSH but he said there was no way to do that. (But I found a way later on this website and this one but I never tried that though.) They asked if I can try to refresh permission under web interface and see if it is solved or not. I replied back to ask if he can tell me step by step how to do that. Never get answer back from them ever since.

I, then, found this link -> - Here is what creaturejbl said :

Their answer - Yes, this is a well know bug on permission control. They suggest me just return the product to store.

Beware - CANCEL Hostgator hosting service is not easy


I just recently got a problem with Hostgator. At first, I understood them and decided to move to somewhere else. But then, I got a hard time canceling my account with them. (Already filled a second CANCELLATION form yesterday to cancel my account.) Until now, I'm still waiting for them to confirm my cancellation. That already took me three days and don't know when should this situation end.

Let me tell you what I faced with Hostgator from the beginning :

Script to Migrate PHPNuke to Drupal - UTF8 to UTF8


Update (Feb 25, 08): New Version 0.04w that included 2 lines of code below can be downloaded -> HERE .

Hard Disk Drives Capacity Limits


I found an article about a summary table of Hard Disk Drives Capacity Limits which I think it's a good reference.

Check this link ->


Operating System


128 PB (144 PB)

Looking for Web Hosting?

I just finished moving one of my website to another web hosting company. That took me about 3-4 weeks just to look for which web hosting company I should go with. REASON : One of my website started to have a lot of data. 1and1 allows user to have no more than 100 MB of each database and it's not enough for me. I have to look for somewhere else to move my website there. Empty Cache and Search Index were what I did to keep the database below 100 MB while I was looking for a new hosting service. WEBHOSTING : I've checked with many companies listed below: