Following up on my recent post, Simple Bash Server Check Script, I wanted to continue the theme of server monitoring and discuss gathering some basic system information.
In this article I will discuss using Linux tools such as dmidecode to gather information such as server uptime, memory, cpu and networking information. I will explain some of the commands used, but this post is more about giving you ideas and examples, you will also need to do your own research on the commands to fully understand them.
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I do a lot of work on WordPress sites and one of the common issues I see is with administrators trying to increase the file size upload limits. They either have difficulty finding the correct place to increase this limit or forget to increase things like script execution to allow for file processing times.
In this post I hope to address all these issues and explain what these commands actually do.
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Recently I have been working on some BASH scripts to remotely check the status of various servers. There are lots of paid and free tools out there to do this kind of monitoring but for those wanting to try out their own scripts below is some useful commands and hints you can use.
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