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Change the Timezone in CentOS

We have come across several times where it would be nice to change the timezone on the servers we are administering. While you would think this would be straight forward, it's not as easy as you'd think. Usually, with a GUI you just set the timezone, and you're done. On a server, there's no GUI to check the timezone. So how exactly do you change the timezone? This line of code changes your system timezone to "New York" or commonly known as "Eastern" time.

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Query to count the number of tables in MySQL database

So, we often run into a case where we want to performance tune our database server. This is done usually to get faster load times on websites. That said, one thing we look into often is just how many tables are in a database being used on our server. We do this for each database we host, then count the total, and performance tune our database server for that number. This has the advantage of never over-utilizing resources, which in turn results in faster load times because of less overhead. (It's not that simple, but it's a step in the process).

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Server Migration

We are on location at a client in northern Vermont, and are in the process of migrating their server from a failing server to a healthy server. Migrating Active Directory, Exchange, and user files can be tricky, but we have it under control.

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Dynamic Hosting Options

**UPDATE: Automated service discontinued due to abuse**

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Dedicated Hosting Services

Are you in charge of backups for your business data? Do you need off site storage for your data? Perhaps you need a rock solid hosting provider for your website? Let's face it, in these times, everything is a dollar this, fifty cents that, and you get service to match.

STOP SUPPORTING these popup companies that are here today, gone tomorrow. You need the services of someone LOCAL that you can call, email, or even visit in person. Know that we are NOT going anywhere, and will not blip out of existence tomorrow with your valuable data lost forever.

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