Installing Tomcat 6 on CentOS 5.5 Tutorial

Apache Tomcat is an open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies. The Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages specifications are developed under the Java Community Process.

So before we start just some general house keeping. The base CentOS 5.5 server hostname and IP address that we’ll be using in this tutorial:

* www.how2centos.com (IP 10.0.0.3)

The Tomcat 6 Server will eventually be available on http://www.how2centos.com:8080

The assumption, for this Tomcat 6 and CentOS 5.5 tutorial, is that you are running as root and have a medium understanding of the software required but if you’re Awesome that’s good enough.
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Installing Cacti on CentOS 5.5

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In this tutorial we will be installing Cacti on CentOS 5.5 using the LCMP stack (Linux, Cherokee, MySQL and PHP).

What is Cacti? Cacti is a complete network, server and application graphing solution harnessing the power of RRDtool OpenSource industry standard, high performance data logging and graphing.

So before we start just some general house keeping. The base CentOS 5.5 server hostname and IP address that we’ll be using in this tutorial:

* centos01.how2centos.com (IP 10.0.0.3)

The Cacti server will eventually be available on http://cacti.how2centos.com

The assumption, for this Cacti and CentOS 5.5 tutorial, is that you are running as root and have a medium understanding of the software required or you’re Awesome.
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Apache with mod_pagespeed on CentOS 5.5

mod_pagespeed is an open-source Apache module that automatically optimizes web pages and resources on them. It does this by rewriting the resources using filters that implement web performance best practices.

Read more http://code.google.com/speed/page-speed/docs/module.html

This tutorial will show you how to install Apache with mod_pagespeed on CentOS 5.5.

Let’s begin.

Add the mod_pagespeed YUM repository

CentOS 5.5 32 Bit

CentOS 5.5 64 Bit

Now lets install mod_pagespeed

Done! All that is left is to read more about using mod_pagespeed, its configuration and configuring handlers at Using mod_pagespeed

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CentOS LVM Resize

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Since the release of CentOS 5.5 we noticed that the default CentOS install assigns a considerable amount of its available storage space to Swap. If you don’t catch this during the installation don’t worry, Logical Volume Manager or LVM will rectify this post install.

LVM is a logical volume manager for the Linux kernel; it manages disk drives and similar mass-storage devices, in particular large ones. The term “volume” refers to a disk drive or partition thereof.
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