Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Setting up new Godaddy VPS

Mods to linux:
1. Modified .bashrc in my home directory and root and added:

alias rm='rm -i'
alias cp='cp -i'
alias mv='mv -i'

alias ls='ls -laF --color'

(used vi, ugh http://freeengineer.org/learnUNIXin10minutes.html#Vi)

2. installed emacs

yum install emacs

3. Copied previously zipped domain code from old server using ftp mput


and unzipped into domain directories


and change ownership

chown -R pbright *

4. Setup locate database

Checked not already in cron

crontab -l

Added /etc/cron.daily/mlocate.cron to run daily using Plesk
Ran script to get it started
sh /etc/cron.daily/mlocate.cron

5. Used to having domains in /home so put in dynamic links

ln -s /var/www/vhosts/ggjump.com/httpdocs

6. Get mysql server accessible from desktop

cd /home
7. Transferred data from mysql databases using Navicat and for each database create new users.

7.5 Create Domain template and User Phoebe Bright

8. For each domain
In domain part of godaddy
- setup nameservers (http://help.godaddy.com/article.php?article_id=653&topic_id=60)
- in nameserver put in new names, eg. ns1.ggjump.com
- modify index.php for this domain so I can tell when/if transfer takes place

9. Install ZendGData
- downloaded and installed in /usr/include/php/ZendGdata
- amended /etc/php.ini include
include_path = ".:/usr/include/php:/usr/include/php/ZendGdata"

10. Customised php.ini
- display_errors on
- log_errors off
- safe_mode off

11. Fixed default safe_mode on

For each domain, when setting up make sure the safe mode tickbox next to the php tickbox is set to off. There are domain specific settings for php in
# /var/www/vhosts/ggjump.com/conf/vhost.conf
# /var/www/vhosts/ggjump.com/subdomains//conf/vhost.conf
can modify these manually but likely to be overwritten.


Phoebe Bright said...

SO SO SO GLAD I MADE THIS LIST Godaddy had a hard disk failure yesterday, after I spent the whole day setting up the server and I have to do it all again! They were very nice but no offer of refunding the fees for the month.

Phoebe Bright said...

Lots of permission problems trying to run websites.

Trying to turn off open_basedir

Tried instructions here:http://help.godaddy.com/article.php?article_id=1616&topic_id=92&isc=thanks01

emacs /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

Phoebe Bright said...

Better but still getting some permission problems.

Added vhosts.conf
<Directory /var/www/vhosts/savemybacon.com/httpdocs>
php_admin_value open_basedir none
in /home/savemybacon.com/conf

as instructed here: http://help.godaddy.com/article.php?article_id=1619&topic_id=92&isc=thanks01

Phoebe Bright said...

Did it also in subdomain but still having problems. php_info says none for open_basedir

Phoebe Bright said...

Setup Cron jobs

as root
every 3 mins php /home/savemybacon.com/todo/check_moblog.php

Once a day:
php /home/savemybacon.com/todo/daily_list.php

every hour:
php /home/savemybacon.com/todo/check_reminders.php

And added .:/usr/share/psa-horde/pear to include_path in /etc/php.ini

Phoebe Bright said...

Research into open_basedir problem

And some pissed of people here:

Phoebe Bright said...

Open_basedir again

To summarise advice from above (huge thanks!)

Added conf directory to /var/www/vhosts/.skel/0

create vhost.conf file in it containing

<Directory /var/www/vhosts/@domain_name@/httpdocs>
php_admin_value open_basedir none
for existing domains went and added this by hand.


/usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/websrvmng -a
/etc/init.d/httpd reload
My only remaining problem is the above does not work correctly when setting up subdomains as it still puts the domain path in. But much better!