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How to change the display language on Windows Server 2008 R2

Servers you order at Contabo will be installed in English language by default. If you want to change the display language the following guide will help you to perform this on your Windows Server 2008 R2 step-by-step. All steps should be performed on your server directly, if you are using Internet Explorer you may need

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How to check the health of your hard drive with smartmontools (in Linux)

A) Installation If you’re not sure about your admin rights, always enter the command sudo -i at the beginning of every session: sudo -i This command will grant you the rights of a power user, so you don’t have to write the command sudo at the beginning of every command line. To install smartmontools please

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What to do if your server is not reachable anymore

Interactive Guide In case you’re experiencing issues connecting to your server, our guide will walk you through common issues and how to resolve them: If the guide couldn’t help you or if you have been redirected here, please continue with creating a report for our customer support. Diagnostics and log files If your server should

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Creating static routes

All traffic in our network has to pass through our core-routers, additionally switch ports are configured in such a way that they only accept ethernet frames with mac addresses originating from these routers. Consequently, no layer-2 traffic is forwarded between switch ports and direct communication between servers, even when on the same subnet, is not

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cPanel/WHM: Best practices

Our Dedicated Servers and VPS’s with cPanel are very popular among our customers. The easy to use administration panel renders web hosting comfortably even for inexperienced Linux administrators. Almost all settings can be done via WHM, SSH access is rarely necessary. We deploy cPanel servers automatically with a working standard configuration. Most settings are left

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LAMP made easy

We would like to make you aware of a novelty in our ASI. Some of you may have noticed already that we had implemented an additional LINUX option called LAMP some time ago. This option is available from our website when ordering a VPS or dedicated server, that runs under either LINUX operating system CentOS,

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