Blog Summary for week of August 1

1. LAMP Security: 21 Tips for Apache
Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP — together they stand for LAMP. And if you want to have a comprehensive and robust server, your IT infrastructure has to include all of these. Just as we’ve been offering tips and advice on other IT issues in a recent series of blogs (for example, 25 Linux Server Hardening Tips), Monitis has put together a checklist of 101 actions you can take to maximize security around LAMP.

2. Examples of Monitis API Perl Interface
In a recent blog post, we announced the Perl interface for Monitis API, a simple way to access our API through Perl, which is a high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language. In this post, we discuss how to take care of some administrative IT tasks via the Perl library — including two sample scripts that allow you to create, list and delete subaccounts right from the following command line: and

3. Things You May or May Not Know About Linux “find” Command
The Find command is probably one of the first commands you learn to use as a Linux/Unix sysadmin, but it has so many options that you might still learn about — even if you’re an old pro at using Linux (or any other Unix-flavored OS). In this post, Monitis shows you some of the more interesting options of using “Find.” It’s all part of our continuing effort to help make your life as a sysadmin easier, less taxing and richer in experience.

4. 18 Java Tomcat Application Optimization Tips
Apache Tomcat is an open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies. This servlet container software powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations. Monitis has found some of the more useful Apache Tomcat tips found in various places on the Internet and listed them in this post.

5. How to Monitor Windows Log Files with PowerShell on Monitis
Lately, Monitis has been blogging a series of ‘how-to’ posts on everything from working with VBScripts to 101 tips to MySQL tuning and optimization. Continuing that tradition, here’s a short post on monitoring the content of log files with PowerShell on Monitis.
Using custom scripts, you can monitor not only numeric metrics but other kind of outcomes as well. This post goes over several examples.