Pushpendra Y.
India
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Webhosting Admin (cPanel, WHM, Plesk) | Security Expert | AWS Expert

I'm a linux sysadmin and have worked in a web hosting company for more than eight years and now doing a full-time sysadmin consulting.  I handle servers from co-locations/data centers to different vps and cloud hosting providers such as Rackspace, Amazon, Linode, DigitalOcean, and Softlayer.  I managed mostly lamp-stack servers on CentOS/RHEL and Debian/Ubuntu and several cPanel/WHM servers for shared hosting clients.  I have designed and deployed mid to large scale highly scalable, fault tolerant, automated and secure IT infrastructures using cutting edge complex technologies such as cloud computing, aws/ec2, NoSQL databases, hadoop, load balancers, chef/puppet configuration management systems, varnish cache, nginx/apache web servers, solr search and indexing, virtualization, LAMP and python frameworks, RoR etc.   Operating Systems: - Servers: RHEL, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, openSUSE, solaris Cloud and Hosting Providers: - Manage instances deployed in Rackspace, Amazon, and Linode - Manage dedicated servers in datacenter co-locations and Softlayer Virtualization and Cloud technologies: - Xen: setup, configure, and manage virtual machines running Debian and CentOS -openvz : setup, configure, manage and migrate virtual machines running on CentOS - OpenStack and Eucalyptus: setup, configure, and manage private cloud deployments Hosting Control Panels: - Manage multiple cPanel servers for shared hosting clients and services - Previous experiences include Plesk, zpanel, directadmin, and Webmin control panels DNS: -- Manage DNS cluster on Cpanel DNSOnly versions. Manage zones hosted and integrated with Cpanel servers. - Manage Bind DNS service on dedicated and Cpanel servers (WHM and DNSOnly versions). Manage zones hosted at Softlayer and integrated with Cpanel servers - Managed DNS from different hosting providers (Godaddy, NetworkSolutions, SRSPlus) as well as migrating entire DNS/NameServers between different providers.  Backups: - Cpanel Backups, and different rsync scripts (rsnapshot, rsback, rdiff), remote ftp backup. - Administer backups from cloud providers such as AmazonS3 and Rackspace CloudBackup Version Control Systems: - Git: setup and manage dedicated git hosting server running Gitolite and Gitlab - Github: manage organizations and private repositories. Setup deploy keys and webhooks Alerts and Monitoring: - Configure Nagios/opesview and cacti for servers and services monitoring - Server graphing with NewRelic and Pingdom services. Previous work experience includes Cacti, Graphite, MRTG, and PRTG. Drupal CMS Administration: - Managed Drupal 5,6, and 7 sites on LAMP-stack from different hosting providers - Drupal server and site performance evaluation, tuning, and optimizations - Setup and configure Drupal integration with CiviCRM, ApacheSolr/Tomcat, Memcached, APC, and Varnish - Applies Drupal standard and security updates on different site environments Server Security: - Experienced with setting up PCI Compliant servers. Scanning tools include dedicated Nessus server and third-party scanner like Trustwave and ControlScan - Setup and manage firewall rules with iptables, ufw, configserver firewall (csf), Rackspace RackConnect, AWS SecurityGroups, dedicated firewall devices.  - Rkhunter, Chkrootkits, SSHD, TCP Wrapper, fail2ban.
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  • LAMP Administration
  • AWS Systems Manager