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Linux is a collection of free and open-source, cross-platform, Unix-like operating system distributions, among which the most widely known are Ubuntu, Red Hat and Slackware. On Upwork, the world’s largest online workplace, you can find experienced Linux system administrators to set up dedicated Linux web servers, install web hosting control panels (like ZPanel, Plesk, cPanel or DirectAdmin), set up SQL databases and file managers or configure Linux server security and accounts.

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  1. Justin Catello

    Justin Catello

    Linux System Admin | Tech Support | cPanel / WordPress Specialist

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 2

    I have more than 5 years working as a Linux systems administrator specializing in management for cPanel based servers in both virtual and dedicated environments. Stronger areas: Operating Systems: CentOS / Fedora / CloudLinux Control Panels: cPanel / Direct Admin / SolusVM / Kloxo Billing Systems: ClientExec, WHMCS, HostBill Database: MySQL / MariaDB Web Server: Apache / LiteSpeed / Nginx Virtualization: OpenVZ / XEN / KVM Various Others: cPanel DNS Clusters, Any work including the following: Initial setup of the server which includes configuring software/hardware raid, disk partitioning(LVM as well) Installing OS, Control panel, hardening/optimizing the server including firewall, rebuilding Apache / PHP, setup private name servers, migrating accounts to the server, ensuring all sites are working and make adjustments to server if necessary, make further optimizations to server to best fit the current environment.

    $38.89 /hr
    18 hours
    5.00
  2. Igor S.

    Igor S.

    Linux sysadmin, cloud deployments specialist

    Czech Republic - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 1

    I would like to offer you my deep knowledge of servers hardware and software, which allows me to fine-tune servers according to their roles, and my ability to anticipate and solve problems in shortest time possible. No Windows please, Unices only, Linux preferrable. Lately my main point of interest has shifted to deploying and maintaining web projects in cloud environments. I am developing monitoring / management tool ( http://m-script.org ) and supporting existing installations, but I am very well familiar with all well known alternatives from both monitoring and cloud management side, so no problem to implement any of them. The point is, I know very well how it works. And how it doesn't, too :) I am interested in any system administration work, especially in cloud environments. The more challenging you setup is going to be, the better. Automated scalability, cross-clouds deployments, combination of traditional and dynamically scalable resources, DNS/Geo balancing - everything is possible, just let me know your needs.

    $40.00 /hr
    6,976 hours
    4.88
  3. Alper OKUTGAN

    Alper OKUTGAN

    Professional PHP Developer and Web Scraper

    Turkey - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 33

    Top-notch web scraping expert using PHP/cURL, having scraped hundreds of sites with billions records. Always deliver perfect quality with quick turnaround. Craigslist, Yipit, Crunchbase, Twitter and Instagram are just a few examples. My major expertise is web crawling / data minning, I am also interesting in solving complex challenges, difficult problem solving, and learning to enhance my programming skills with PHP programming language. I prefer to work for short-time but difficult projects. So I can give my experiences to the task effective. I have a degree in Computer System & Engineering and have 15 years experience coding. I have been working in the hosting industry (Hostgator, GoDaddy, Bluehost) for more than 10 years and highly experienced using hosting software such as WHM / CPanel / Plesk / Virtuozzo / Webmin / Virtualmin. (Installation and Management) Technical background; I began programming on C64s with QBasic language in the 1990s. Following graduation, I developed various programs with Borland Delphi for computing hardware faculty from 2000s, and I am still programming for the automotive industry (OBD/OBD2). I professionally created various web development projects with PHP and Perl languages since 2002. I began working with FreeBSD in 2002 and Linux in 2004 and I have been working as an hostadmin for various servers like Debian and Ubuntu operating systems since 2005. I have founded to BACOMputer, which my first company on 2005, and I am still working as a project manager for my own company. I began working with clients through oDesk since 2009, and I have successfully completed many contracts between 2010 - 2015. The subjects of my recently works; ° Web scrapping / mail scrapping with PHP/cURL. My PHP codes also can be run as standalone programs on the linux shell and/or with crontab. ° PHP-MySQL works / Admin Panels. ° Delphi or PHP based text file conversion programs. ° Hosting services and transfers. ° OpenVPN authentication systems (PAM / Google Authenticator / MySQL / LDAP / Radius) ° Creating Wordpress plugins and themes. HTML to Wordpress. * OPEN-WRT Linux distributions. ° Malware code cleaning on the sites and servers. (I have developed my own tools for finding malicious codes and infected files as quickly and efficiently) ° Decompiling/Tracing Flash applications/games. ° Radio, Audio stream program installations and configurations. Shoutcast, Icecast and Flashcast solutions. ° Software installation on Linux. Ftp servers, Apache, Nginx, PHP and MySQL installations/configurations. ° jQuery and resolving jQuery issues and conflicts. ° JWplayer, Flowplayer video player installations and delayed messages/auto redirecting projects ° Lightbox, Greybox, Laytbox and other jQuery (auto) popup/popunder solutions. Locked pages with javascript alerts. ° .htaccess works (Mass redirections, SEO based links, permalinks)

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    $45.00 /hr
    1,537 hours
    4.99
  4. Ivan T.

    Ivan T.

    Ruby/Rails Full-Stack Architect. 8 yrs, 12k hrs, 100pct success.

    Russia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    Independent full-stack developer / technical architect skilled in: * Ruby / Ruby on Rails (from edge to legacy) * Client-side tech (HTML5 with HAML, CSS3 with SASS, JavaScript [native & libs/frameworks], jQuery, Bootstrap, and more) * Scalable, decentralized (modular) applications architecture * Databases: relational (PostgreSQL, MySQL), NoSQL (Redis, Riak, MongoDB, Neo4j), big-data-specific (Google BigQuery, Amazon Redshift) * Background jobs processing: Sidekiq, Resque, delayed_job * Message queuing: RabbitMQ (AMQP) * RESTful APIs implementation, integration with any third-party APIs (including social media APIs: Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and more), data harvesting from sites which do not provide an API * Rails applications deploy, monitoring, maintenance: Heroku, Amazon EC2, Linode, Digital Ocean) * Amazon Web Services infrastructure: EC2, S3, Glacier, Redshift,.. * Process: TDD/BDD with RSpec, Cucumber, Capybara, Zeus, Guard * Version control systems: svn, git (with GitFlow, GitHub Flow workflows) As a full-stack developer / technical architect, I can develop scalable and stable multi-node server-side applications and also can evaluate your Ruby/Rails application and make suggestions on possible optimizations / refactoring / adopting best practices. As a team lead, I can divide, prioritize and delegate tasks to developers, consult developers on best practices, ensure high overal quality of software product. I like challenges, have solid skills of problem solving, do not require supervision to successfully perform my duties. Dependability is also one of my key strenghts (never left my work half-done / half-functioning). If my current rate fits your project's budget, contact me to discuss technical and other aspects — I'm looking forward to it.

    Groups: Engine Yard Ruby on Rails Professionals Network

    $100.00 /hr
    13,086 hours
    5.00
  5. Ismet Dumlupinar

    Ismet Dumlupinar

    MCITP (System Administration), MCT, MCSA, MCSD: Web Applications

    Turkey - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 13

    Experienced System Specialist, MCSA/MCITP/MCSD. In-depth knowledge of business operations and Information Tecnology Systems, project management, enterprise system integrations and information security with over eight years with hands on experience as an Enterprise Administrator and Network Manager in Windows Server 2003 & Windows Server 2008 environments. Experience in hardware and software virtualization using VMware and Hyper-V and App-V. Practiced understanding Active Directory, Group Policies, NPS, NAP, Exchange, SQL Server, Dynamics CRM, ERP, PKI and DFS. Experience as a corporate Microsoft/Certification trainer at one of gold certified partners of Microsoft. Proficent in Server 2012 and 2008 (inc.Server Core edition), Hyper-V, switches and many other technologies. I have been highly involved in server virtualization for seven years and am proficient in both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V. I am also providing consulting services for web applications. I am a member of DotNetNuke Corp Internationalization Team and I'm working to expand product features to fully support Turkish localization. I am always looking for new opportunities to develop my skills. Check my Microsoft Profile below: https://www.mcpvirtualbusinesscard.com/VBCServer/idumlupinar/profile

    Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

    $75.00 /hr
    2,380 hours
    4.90
  6. Evangelos E.

    Evangelos E.

    Amazon Cloud

    Cyprus - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1

    Over the past 15 years I have been involved in systems and network engineering across heterogeneous environments. During the last 7 years I have worked in the design and implementation of Virtualization solutions with VMware and small to medium size Datacenters. For the last 2 years I worked on several Cloud Migration, SaaS Deployment projects and Architecting/Managing Amazon SaaS Environments. Some recent responsibilities/projects include: * Server Operating Systems: Amazon Linux, Windows Servers * Monitoring/Trending/Notification with CloudWatch, SNS, Nagios, Munin, DotCom-Monitor * Design/Implementation of SaaS Environment in multiple Amazon VPCs * Amazon Console Security using IAM / CLI and API Tools * Database Services utilizing Oracle, MSSQL and MySQL RDS * Reverse-Proxying/Load-Balancing using Nginx, HAProxy and Amazon ELB * Storage/Content Delivery utilizing CloudFront with S3 and Akamai * Host Intrusion Detection utilizing OSSEC (AlienVault) * Vulnerability Assessment utilizing QualysGuard (internally to VPC and externally to websites) * Application Servers: JBoss, Oracle Application Server, WebLogic * Email Servers: Sendmail, Procmail, Postfix * VPNs: Cisco VPN, Cisco Anyconnect, OpenVPN, OpenVPN Access Server * Automation of Amazon Deployments with Chef and Cloudformation * Server Migrations to the Cloud using Double-Take, Amazon VMDK Import, Rsync

    $50.00 /hr
    6,963 hours
    5.00
  7. Fernando Barrocal

    Fernando Barrocal

    Software Architect, Project Manager and Web Systems Senior Developer

    Brazil - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    I am looking for opportunities to work on areas of my expertise, which includes building internet systems since the planning to its deployment, going through server installation, researching the best technologies the system development, webpages layout and design , focusing on the client's needs. I have a strong background working with servers maintenance since 1998, in several areas, like network analisys and security, email , file, network and application servers as well web infrastructure like LAMP. My experience includes maintence and security of networks with firewalls, anti-virus and anti-spyware solutions. As Project Manager I am able to create web systems in several languages using different frameworks like Struts in Java, Zend, Zend 2 and CakePHP for PHP and .NET C#. I have a large experience in MVC Architectural Patterns, which, in synergy with my experience working on distributed projects, gives me experience needed to work along other developers and designers as needed. I am a highly organized developer and look forward to have a system tracking tasks and jobs that are needed to be done for long term works. Among all high level frameworks I use I have experience working with several other technologies like SOAP, REST, Payment Gateways, Boostraps (twitter, node) Feel free to contact me with any question.

    $35.00 /hr
    3,372 hours
    4.89
  8. Matt Durant

    Matt Durant

    Expert Software Developer, System Admin, and Business Manager

    United States - Last active: 21 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    I have experience developing many projects utilizing a varied range of skills and programming languages, including but not limited to: .NET, C++, PHP, HTML, CSS, and Javascript. I have exposure to other languages, and I am not afraid to tackle a project in an unfamiliar language. My experience with other technologies includes MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Hyper-V 2008/2012, and Linux (Debian-based distributions mainly, but I have experience with others). I have over 10 years of professional experience in server & network administration, software and website development, and business management. You can expect a commitment to detail and your idea when you hire me for your next project.

    $80.00 /hr
    15 hours
    4.98
  9. Sergiy R.

    Sergiy R.

    Linux System Administrator

    Ukraine - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 1

    I am an experienced System Administrator with a wide range of skills, including Linux servers administration, LAMP stack setup, OpenVZ and KVM virtualization, configuring services, working with version control systems and writing system maintenance scripts. I have a hands-on experience with Linux, including Ubuntu, CentOS, Red Hat, Gentoo and Debian distributions. I am able to code in OCaml, C, C++, Ruby (including Ruby on Rails), Bash/Zsh and read Java, Python, Haskell, Perl and Common Lisp programs. My most important virtues are: extreme responsibility, easy communication and attention to details.

    $40.00 /hr
    467 hours
    5.00
  10. Andrii S.

    Andrii S.

    Sr. Software Developer (Python&Django, Node.js)

    Ukraine - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 2

    * Have production experience w/ following programming languages: Python, JavaScript (node.js), PHP, Perl. * Skilled in web applications back-end & RESTful APIs development, distributed architecture. * Have experience in both relational DBs (MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL) and NoSQL solutions like MongoDB (have certificates from 10gen), Redis. * Feeling comfortable with such cloud computing platforms as Amazon EC2 and Rackspace, Heroku and OpenShift.

    $44.44 /hr
    286 hours
    4.97