Configuring an initd Service for node_exporter

I recently wrote an article showing how to configure Prometheus and Grafana for easy metrics collection. In that article, I assumed that the system which should be monitored would use the systemd approach for defining services. I now had to set up the node_exporter utility on a system which uses the initd approach. Thus, I … Continue reading Configuring an initd Service for node_exporter

Setting up Prometheus and Grafana for CentOS / RHEL 7 Monitoring

As mentioned in my previous post, I have long been looking for a centralised solution for collecting logs and monitoring metrics. I think my search was unsuccessful since I was looking for too many things in one solution. Instead I found now two separate solutions, one for log management (using Graylog) and one for metrics … Continue reading Setting up Prometheus and Grafana for CentOS / RHEL 7 Monitoring

Installing Jenkins on Centos 7

I set up a Jenkins server on a brand new Centos 7 VPS. In the following the instructions for doing this in case you are looking at doing the same: Setting up Jenkins Server Install OpenJDK Java sudo yum install java-1.8.0-openjdk Add Jenkins Repo and install Jenkins sudo wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/jenkins.repo http://pkg.jenkins-ci.org/redhat/jenkins.repo sudo rpm --import … Continue reading Installing Jenkins on Centos 7

Install PHP Application and WordPress Alongside Each Other

Problem You have a webpage like http://www.example.com and you would like to serve both WordPress and files from a PHP application from the root domain. For instance, opening http://www.example.com/my-post will open a post on WordPress and http://www.example.com/index.php will open a page in a PHP application. Solution Set up your php application in /var/www/html Install WordPress … Continue reading Install PHP Application and WordPress Alongside Each Other

Versioning WordPress with Git and Revisr

WordPress is a powerful platform to just get a simple website up and running. Unfortunately, some things which are considered best practice in software development projects are a bit difficult to realize with WordPress. One of these things is versioning. Thankfully, there is a powerful plug in which enables versioning WordPress using a git repository: … Continue reading Versioning WordPress with Git and Revisr