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Devon Kurland

Devon Kurland

Linux System Administration Professional

United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

With over 7 years of experience, I am prepared to tackle the most challenging requests in the wonderful realm of Linux and the web at large. I have experience not only with Linux, but also with Windows and Mac OS X. I also have a working knowledge of SQL, python, bash, and perl.

100% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
2,705 hours

Viorel C.

Viorel C.

SQL Server DBA and Linux expert


SQL Server DBA, linux and windows systems administrator. Finding clever solutions to complex problems in a variety of different realms. Using automation to reduce drudgery in system administration work. Completing projects. Always looking for interesting problems to solve. Specialties: Administering databases for SQL Server, MySQL, programming in Perl, PHP, BASH shell scripting, administering/configuring Windows and Linux family operating systems.

$49.00 /hr
1 hours

Igor Zhukov

Igor Zhukov

Windows and linux system administrator | MCSA

Russia - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

I am a lead system administrator at cloud provider Dataline. I have over 5 years of professional experience in Windows server and over 3 years in Linux administration. Skills: Windows Server: AD DS, GPO and GPP, domain trusts. PKI. MS Exchange 2010/2013. Lync 2013. MS Remote Desktop Services. Backup and recovery (Symantec Backup Exec 2010/2012, MS DPM 2012). Hyper-V. High availability, disaster recovery (NLB, MS failover clustering). WSUS. IT infrastructure management (SCCM 2012). Enterprise AV software (Trend Micro, Kaspersky). PowerShell scripting. GNU/Linux: rhel, ubuntu, archlinux. Network services (openssh, dhcp, bind, pptp, openvpn). Mail systems (postfix+mysql+dovecot). Web server (LAMP). Samba. DB administering (mysql/mariadb). Virtualization (KVM, qemu, libvirt). Bash scripting.

$30.00 /hr
2 hours


JOBIN JOHNY Agency Contractor

Senior System and Network Administrator

India - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

Am a senior system and Network expert, running a 24 X 7 Tech support company. We provide All Remote IT Support services, Server monitoring, Network monitoring, Helpdesk services, Desktop support to clients across US, Canada, UK, Australia and United Arab Emirates We have experience in with RMM and Ticketing Tools such as Labtech, N-able, GFI, Nagios, Zabbix, ConnectWise and AutoTask We also do Windows server configurations, Exchange server management and migration, Active Directory setup and migrations, RDS , Virus cleanup, and everything related to an IT Infrastructure.

Associated with: Eyne Tech Services

94% Job Success
$18.00 /hr
134 hours

Rasimuddin V.

Rasimuddin V. Agency Contractor

System Engineer Linux/Windows (certified RHCE MCTS)

India - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

Hi I am a RHCE Certified Linux System's Engineer. I am dedicated to my work and who enjoys new challenges and have extensive knowledge about webhosting from domain registration, DNS management, server administration, troubleshooting various system related issues to custom source recompilations of softwares like php apache and any linux softwares. I have worked with Unix, Linux and windows systems. I'm have been fully working for the last 4+ years as a Server Administrator .I'm well experienced in Linux/Windows Server administration tasks in the production and development environments. My Skills include: - Expert in Bash Scripting. - Expert in CPanel and Plesk installation, Migration and troubleshooting. - Installing and configuring Linux / Windows servers Including the Source Code Compilation / Kernal compilation. - Apache/Nginx/Tomcat/IIS Server configuration & Management - PHP Install,configure, recompiling. - Mysql, Postgresql Installation and Mysql replication. - Unix/Linux/Windows Server Management - FreeBSD expert - Good Knowledge of Shell scripting. - Remote SSH Management - Remote FTP Server installation & Management - Remote Server Management - Handling ticket systems Kayako,Request tracker,WHCMS. - 4+ years of experience in handling web hosting clients via chat,tickets and emails. - Database server (MySQL,PostgreSQL,Oracle) Installation and Management - Mail Server Install and Configure (Postfix, Dovecot,Qmail) - cPanel management and migration. - Plesk management,migration & upgrade - Live site Hosting - Live Site Server Management, Migration. - Ecommerce platforms (Magento) - Wordpress/Joomla/E107 expert - Performing server auditing, optimizing and tunings. - Iptables ,S/w firewalls(CSF,APF,Fail2ban), H/w firewalls(Fortigate,juniper,Cisco). - Vm-ware, KVM, Citrix Xen Virtualized Server installation and Management with Solosvm, Convirture control panels. - Amazon Cloud EC2,S3,EBS. I am available during the following time frames and will be online in Odesk or Skype. Weekday : 20:00 - 1:00 IST Weekends : 12:00 - 20:00 IST

Associated with: techs4u

100% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
299 hours

Oleksandr Moskalenko

Oleksandr Moskalenko

Operations Engineer

Poland - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 5

Over last years i worked as Operations Engineer, Team Lead. I was involved into several network, web and mobile projects. Worked for large enterprises and startups. Have an experience working with different network equipment, OS and software. I use different technologies in my work and open to discuss on what to use and why.

100% Job Success
$33.33 /hr
53 hours

Serhiy T.

Serhiy T.

Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, Network, Apache, MySQL System Administrator

Ukraine - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 1

- Operating systems: FreeBSD, openSUSE, Red Hat, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo, Windows: 2000/2003/XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X: 10.4-10.6 - Programming languages (basic level): Bash, PHP, Perl, SQL, C, Objective C, html - Network protocols: TCP, UDP - Network services: DNS, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS - Web Servers: Apache, Nginx, Tomcat - MTA: Postfix, Qmail, Exim - FTP Servers: Pure-ftpd, Proftpd, vsftp - Firewalls: ipfw, ipchains, iptables - Network tools: route, iproute2, natd, tcpdump, netcat, trafshow - Databases: MySQL, MSSQL, Redis - Network file systems: GlusterFS - Virtualization: OpenVZ, Xen, VMware, Virtual PC - Version Control Systems: Subversion - Control panels: cPanel, WHM, Plesk - Monitoring systems: Nagios, Zabbix, Monit, Munin, Cacti - Cloud services: Amazon EC2 - Bug tracking systems: Mantis, Redmine, Trac, Jira - VPN: Mpd, OpenVPN, PPTP - Other software: Squid, Samba, Bind, Radius, Varnish, HAproxy, Wowza Media Server

$33.33 /hr
44 hours

Muhammad Emam

Muhammad Emam

Software Engineer

Netherlands - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 3

Who I am: Software Engineer with extensive experience in Python programming, Cloud Computing, NoSQL datastores and large-volume data analytics. What I do: - Designing and implementing highly scalable, highly available software. - Analyzing business data-models and building appropriate analytics platforms. - Maintaining and developing existing systems to help businesses achieve lower Time To Market.

$44.44 /hr
268 hours

Juan Manuel García Del Moral

Juan Manuel García Del Moral

Sr Unix/Linux Management and Infrastructure Expert

Argentina - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 6

I have 12 years of experience in Unix/Linux Administration and Development. During this time, I've developed professional solutions using the following technologies: Linux, Unix, Perl/Bash Scripting, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Tungsten Replicator, XEN, VMWARE and more. My main goal is to become your preferred IT partner when you need to get any project done. I want to build a strong and long term working relationship with increasing benefits to both parties. I strive on customer satisfaction regarding: - Time and Cost Effectiveness - Quality Assurance - Outstanding product performance - Fluent and Friendly Communication - Availability.

$25.56 /hr
329 hours

Terry W.

Terry W.

ExpressionEngine & CodeIgniter Development

United Kingdom - Portfolio: 6 is a software development company, based in Lincolnshire, UK. Icasm currently employ a single developer who has an MSc in Computer Science, is a former member of Mensa, and has been developing websites and software applications since 1995. was incorporated in 2005, and specialize in web development and design using several of the most popular CMS and frameworks (in particular ExpressionEngine & Codeigniter), Icasm also build bespoke systems and applications in PHP. Before choosing a developer I would, very strongly, advise confirming that portfolios and references are legitimate.

88% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
897 hours