[CentOS] [Fwd: Server is overloaded, any tips?]

Tue Dec 12 22:45:42 UTC 2006
R P Herrold <herrold at owlriver.com>

On Tue, 12 Dec 2006, Administrator wrote:

> the repeating error was:
> File does not exist: /var/www/www.insurancejournal.com/web/news

> through some sort of URL re-write.

> Continuing to try to trouble shoot the issue i created the news directory. 
> The error then changed to:
> File does not exist: /var/www/www.insurancejournal.com/web/news/east
> File does not exist: /var/www/www.insurancejournal.com/web/news/west

.. continuing, some sort of PHP expansion is using URL 
encoding seeming to present paths  --

possible causes: 1) the PHP is broken (unlikely);

2) mod_rwrite got munged, possibly through an update 
overwriting a config file (unlinkely if hte package manager 
was being used),

3) the package manager was not being used, (and a 
hand-compiled part was used), an upgrade of that part
occured, and the hand-compiled part, or config's got 
overwritten (most likely)

for scenarion 3, Diagnostic tool at:
which can point out broken parts -- it is non-destructive by 
design, but will not steer a lay person too far in fixing 
stuff -- it is designed to give hints to a pwerson who will 
use the package manager

Time to call the person who set up the site in, test the 
backups and see what changed; if not possible, time to get 
commercial support, as the diagnosis will be slow through a 
mailing list

-- Russ Herrold