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Install MySQL 5.5.27 64-bit RPM on CentOS 6.2 x86_64

Check Installing CentOS 6.2 on VMware, Install PHP 5.3.10 with PHP-FPM on CentOS 6.2 64-bit, Install Nginx 1.0.12 for PHP-FPM on CentOS 6.2 and install memcached 1.4.13 on CentOS 6.2 posts.

– Remove old version

yum remove mysql mysql-devel mysql-server mysql-libs

– Download the needed packages from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/#downloads
Download URL varies depending on download mirror

mkdir mysql
cd mysql
#MySQL-client-5.5.27-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
wget http://cdn.mysql.com/Downloads/MySQL-5.5/MySQL-client-5.5.27-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
#MySQL-shared-5.5.27-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
wget http://cdn.mysql.com/Downloads/MySQL-5.5/MySQL-shared-5.5.27-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
#MySQL-devel-5.5.27-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
wget http://cdn.mysql.com/Downloads/MySQL-5.5/MySQL-devel-5.5.27-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
#MySQL-server-5.5.27-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
wget http://cdn.mysql.com/Downloads/MySQL-5.5/MySQL-server-5.5.27-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
#MySQL-shared-compat-5.5.27-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
wget http://cdn.mysql.com/Downloads/MySQL-5.5/MySQL-shared-compat-5.5.27-1.el6.x86_64.rpm

#install
rpm -Uvh *
#create log dir
mkdir /var/log/mysql
chmod 777 /var/log/mysql

#start MySQL
/etc/init.d/mysql start
#add root password
/usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root password 'new-password'
/usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root -h centos6.vmware.local password 'new-password'

– configure mysql more info

vi /etc/my.cnf

Configuring vsFTPd on CentOS with different port

Check Installing CentOS 6.2 on VMware post.

– make sure SELINUX is disabled and iptables is configured for FTP

– add ftp user

adduser ftpuser -g ftp -s /sbin/nologin -d /server
#set password
passwd ftpuser

– configuration, more info

Configuring iptables on CentOS

– disable SELINUX

vi /etc/selinux/config
#change
SELINUX=disabled

– reboot or run

 setenforce 0

– add iptables rules

Fixing Flickr FAlbum rewrite rules, thumbnails, javascripts and more …

This is not working anymore

FAlbum is a WordPress Plug-in that adds your Flickr photo albums to your blog without redirecting the viewer to Flickr or leaving your blog. It is very useful and unique, I have always needed that plugin on my blog, however, some features needed a lot of digging into the code to fix or to get it working. So, I am going to describe a step by step installation of this plugin then will show how to fix.

Compress your HTML, CSS and Javascript using simple PHP Code

Although Compression is a very important method of making your pages lighter and easier for users to download, it’s definitely going to cost you more CPU and on high load servers it’s not recommended unless you already know how to cache your HTML pages.