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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. Andrey Semenischev

    Andrey Semenischev

    Expert in PHP coding and MySQL optimisation

    Russia - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 14

    I'm WEB programmer. I have more than 12 years expierence in site-creation field. I work with PHP, Smarty, MySQL, JS, HTML, Linux adminstration (httpd, mysqld, iptables etc.). I have developed and changed a wide range of websites and backend systems. I also have a rich experience in AJAX, OOP, software testing. Feel free to work.

    $38.89 /hr
    1,584 hours
    5.00
  2. Sandor M.

    Sandor M.

    System/Network administrator

    Romania - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    Over 10 years experience as Linux administrator . Configured and maintained hundreds of servers having different tasks : web server (Apache/Nginx+php/ruby/perl), mail server (with AV and spamassassin), file server, mysql/postgresql, dns, IM server, VOIP, firewall/VPN. As a network administrator in a small WISP i built my skills up in wireless, routing/BGP, routers/swithes/firewalls, network monitoring/troubleshooting. I write my own scripts (shell/Perl) . Also i have limited experience in programming, mostly Php and C. Serverfault profile : http://serverfault.com/users/164490/sandor-marton

    $35.00 /hr
    3,071 hours
    4.97
  3. Patrick H.

    Patrick H.

    DevOps Engineer / Sr Linux SysAdmin / Developer

    United States - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 6

    [UPDATE January 2015] I am available for limited engagements in architect and advisory roles. I am an accomplished Systems Administrator, Solutions Architect and Startup Advisor with over 10 years professional experience building infrastructure and platforms for startups, small organizations, the enterprise data center and the cloud. My primary specialties are creating DevOps tool chains, building infrastructure for SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and all things open source. I began my career as a traditional software developer but saw my interests shift towards the intersection of systems and development - now what people refer to as DevOps. My knowledge of programming languages and systems administration allows me to integrate and automate much of my work. Here is a brief sampling of skills and technologies I am currently (2015) working with: Linux - CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, Amazon Datastores - MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, MongoDB, ElasticSearch Monitoring - Monit, Sensu, Graphite, Supervisord, ELK (LogStash) Management - Chef, Ansible, Docker, Etcd Platforms - AWS, Rackspace, Google, Linode, DigitalOcean, Heroku Frameworks - Rails, Pyramid Lanaguages - Ruby, Python, PHP, Go SCM - Git Although not as current I also have experience with OS - RHEL, FreeBSD, Gentoo, NetBSD, Windows Server, HP/UX, AIX Datastores - Memcached Management - Puppet Monitoring - Nagios, Munin, Cacti, RunIt Platforms - Joyent, Azure, EngineYard, Deis Languages - Perl, CoffeeScript, Java, Lua Frameworks - CakePHP, Express, Django, Sinatra VoIP - Call Manager, Asterisk Virtualizatoin - VMware ESx/vSphere, Parallels, Plesk SCM - SVN, Mercurial

    $72.50 /hr
    2,806 hours
    4.86
  4. Minh N.

    Minh N.

    Server Admin/Linux/Unix/AWS Ec2/ Nginx /WordPress/Magento/Odoo

    Vietnam - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 15

    I have been Server Admin and Web Developer for over 10 years, I worked with many top-rated websites all over the world. I am expert with LEMP and LAMP system, very good at speeding up servers and sites. For some personal reasons, I MOVED back to Vietnam. I am also working at Elance and Freelancer. If you need references, please don't hesitate to contact me. http://vincosolution.com/ My Blog: http://blog.vincosolution.com/ My Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=204192625 Security Portfolio: http://goo.gl/75iNSS http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/author/8194/ http://sangte.blogspot.com/ Hall of Fame: https://www.apachefriends.org/about.html - Linux maintaince/troubleshooting (RHEL, Centos, Debian, Ubuntu, FreeBSD, gentoo, Mac OS X Server) - Windows Maintaince / Troubletshooting (Windows Server 2003-2012, Hyper-V, Lync, SharePoint Server 2010-2013) - Virtualization: (Vmware Esxi 5.x, Openvz, Virtuozzo, Xen, KVM, Vserver) - Cloud hosting (Amazon EC2, AWS, S3, RDS, simple Cache) - Networking (dhcp, DNS:powerdns/bind/named, vpn: openvpn/pptp, firewalls: iptables/ipfw, qos, proxies, tcpdump) - Web servers (apache, nginx, lighttpd, tomcat, ssl installation and troubleshooting) - Caching ( apc/xcache/memcached/varnish/nginx) - Load Balancer (Nginx/Haproxy/Hardware LB) - Mail servers (exim, postfix, qmail, antispam/ antivirus: clamav/spamassassin/amavis, courier, dovecot) - Bulk marketing (Dkim, spf, high speed/inboxing, interspire) - Automation (puppet, perl/shell/awk scripting) - Monitoring (nagios, zabbix, munin) - Hosting Control Panels (Cpanel/WHM, Plesk, Directadmin, ISPconfig..). - Mobile Application (Android / iOS / Windows Phone)

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    $38.89 /hr
    1,784 hours
    4.86
  5. Raskin Paul

    Raskin Paul

    Senior Network and Security Professional

    Bangladesh - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 54

    Network and System Administration Skills having near 6 years of Hands on experience on ISP and Telecom with good exposure on IT networks and systems design, planning and implementation ensuring proper security. I am also a Mikrotik listed Consultant. Vendor Certification : CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) CCNP Routing &Switching (Cisco Certified Network Professional) RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer) MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) MTCNA (Mikrotik Certified Network Associate) MTCRE (Mikrotik Certified Routing Engineer) JNCIA (Juniper Certified Network Associate) ITIL-Foundation 2011 Course Completed : CCNA Security,CCNA Voice,CCIP BGP,CCIP MPLS, CCDA Specialization * Routing and Switching: Cisco,Juniper,Mikrotik,HP,Zyxell, Netgear, Quagga, Linux Gateway,Egdemax,Dell * Firewall : Cisco ASA,PFSense,Cisco Pix,Zywall,Linux Iptables,QOS,Edgemax,Mikrotik, Nokia Checkpoint, Fortigate 1000, Juniper SRX 3600, Sophos UTM 9 * Server OS Platform : Centos,Ubuntu,Debian,Redhat,Windows Server 2003,2008,2012 * VPN (Remote Access/Site to Site): Mikrotik RouterOS,Cisco ASA,Open VPN, OpenSwan, PFSense,DD-WRT,Cisco Pix,PPTP Vpn linux,GRE over IPSEC,Linux IPSEC,Dell Sonicwall PF Sense,Strongswan,Windows Server 2003 , 2008, 2012, Zywall, Netgear,TP Link,Draytek Vigor,Forninet,Juniper Netscreen,Checkpoint,Cisco IPSEC/L2tp,AnyConnect SSL WebVPN, Sophos UTM 9, AWS * Application Server : Mail,Dns,Dhcp,Proxy,Samba,Ftp,Web,Active Directory,Cacti,MRTG,Syslog,Free Radius,Daloradius,Phpmyadmin,rsyslog,loganalyzer * Virtualization : Vmware,Linux Xen, Vmware ESXI * Application Load Balancer : Cisco ACE 4710,F5 Big IP LTM,Citrix Netscaller, Foundry Serverion, loadbalancer.org * Wireless : DD-WRT,Netgear,Linksys,Dlink,TP Link,Cisco Aironet 1100,1200,WLC,Cisco Lighweight AP joining to WLC. * IP Telephony : Core Asterisk,Elastix,Trixbox,Asterisk now,Free switch,ATA, IP Phone * Cloud : AWS EC2 Instance, DigitalOcean

    $45.00 /hr
    347 hours
    4.94
  6. Mike R.

    Mike R.

    Senior PHP Dev, SOLID, PHPUnit, Laravel, Clean Code, MySQL & more.

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 13

    Over the last 14+ years, I've developed a wide variety of skills that would be a huge contribution to your team or project. I especially enjoy working with the Laravel framework, but also have experience with CodeIgniter for legacy projects, as well as plain old object-oriented PHP. And I mean real object-oriented PHP, not procedural PHP hidden away in classes. I believe that utilizing composer for package management and autoloading, combined with a solid suite of unit tests will result in the best possible product. I believe in delivering only the highest quality work because *YOU* deserve nothing less. I'm a very dedicated, passionate, and ENTHUSIASTIC developer with a great eye for detail. Quality is hugely important to me and so you can hire me knowing that the end product will be nothing short of *awesome*. As a matter of fact, all of my custom programming is backed by my LIFETIME GUARANTEE! If anything ever breaks, I fix it FREE OF CHARGE -- for life. See full details at http://www.infinitywebcreations.com/lifetime-guarantee/. Lastly, I know that I'm not the least expensive developer on oDesk. I'm not trying to be. If you're looking for a Wordpress, Magento, OpenCart, Joomla, etc "developer" or some developer for a small throw-away project, I'm definitely not your guy. But if you're looking for absolute TOP quality from a developer who follows the SOLID principles and knows how to design a robust, tested application and plays well with others on your team -- then let's talk. Thanks so much for looking. Mike

    $50.00 /hr
    428 hours
    4.98
  7. Muhammad Emam

    Muhammad Emam

    Software Engineer

    Netherlands - Last active: 1 month ago - 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
    5.00
  8. Ronald I.

    Ronald I.

    Web Developer

    Canada - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    - Web Developer/Programmer with a broad understanding of Web Technologies, Programming Languages, Server Administration, Web Security and CMS installation, configuration, management, and troubleshooting. - Worked with HTML5, XHTML, HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, ASP.NET, JAVA, JavaScript, jQuery, XML, Ajax, e-commerce solutions, LAMP, Social Media, SEO, Implementing custom WordPress themes / plugins for blogs or websites using WordPress as CMS. - Background in Web Security. Strong understanding of web attacks such as XSS, SQL Injections, CSRF and others. - Strong background in computer programming with extensive experience with various end user software and internet access programs. - Takes initiative; works well as part of a team and individually. - Fast learner with strong problem solving abilities and a willingness and eagerness to learn new skills. - Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish. Specialties: Web Applications, Web Design, Web Hosting, Internet Security, Networking, Server Administration

    $60.00 /hr
    40 hours
    4.87
  9. Alex S.

    Alex S.

    Senior Linux Programmer / Administrator

    Ukraine - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I'm a senior Linux programmer and an experienced server administrator. I can do followings: 1) Programming languages C, C++(Boost), perl, java, python, sql, shell scirpt, JSON/XML 2) Programming experience on Linux - Network (tcp/ip, socket, tcp and udp protocols like http) - Programming (multi-threading, database like mysql) - Platform (linux, windows, macos, OpenWRT, Raspberry PI, embedded os) - Libraries (libpcap, curl, json, pf_ring) 3) Linux server administration - Network security products (Sophos, PFSense, Mikrotik, etc.) - Web hosting (AWS, cPanel/WHM, VPS, VMware) 4) Network management in Linux - Firewall (iptables) - VPN (openvpn, pptp, ipsec, l2tp) - Load Balancing and HA (ipvsadm, heartbeat) - Web Server and Proxy (apache, nginx, squid, haproxy) - IDS/IPS (snort, bro, suricata) - DPI (opendpi, qosmos) - Database (mysql, postgresql) - Cryptography (aes, des, rsa, ssl, tls)

    $55.56 /hr
    14 hours
    5.00
  10. Daniel Yavorovich

    Daniel Yavorovich

    System Administrator

    Ukraine - Last active: 1 month ago - Portfolio: 1

    Operating Systems ● FreeBSD ● Linux Security ● iptables ● openssl ● jail ● clamav ● mod_security ● mod_clamav DNS ● Bind ● PowerDNS (+PostgreSQL / +MySQL) HTTP ● Apache ○ MPM: prefork, worker ○ mod_ssl, mod_php, mod_wsgi ● Nginx ○ Access control ○ Autoindex ○ Fast-CGI ○ uWSGI ○ Proxy ○ Cache ○ SSL ○ upload_progress_module ○ Control panel integration ■ Virtualmin ■ DirectAdmin ■ Plesk Proxy ● squid ○ basic auth ○ transparent proxy ○ cache ● 3proxy ○ http/socks ○ auth Raid ● Linux ○ md(0,1,5,6,10) ● FreeBSD ○ Gmirror / Striping File Systems: ● Ext 2,3,4 ● ReiserFS ● XFS ● OCFS2 ● ZFS (port to FreeBSD) ● CEPH CVS ● SVN ● Mercurial ● GIT ○ GitLab ○ GitoLite Backup ● rsync ● BackupPC ● Bacula FTP ● ProFTPd ● VSFTPD File sharing ● NFS ● SAMBA Control Panel ● Direct Admin ● Webmin+Virtualmin ● CPanel ● ISP-config ● Plesk Automatization ● Puppet ● Saltstack Monitoring ● Zabbix ● Nagios ● Munin ● Monit Network Understanding of theoretical and practical foundations of the networks (Data link, Network, Transport, Application Layers). VPN ● OpenVPN ● PPTP Database (SQL) ● MySQL (+MariaDB, +Percona) ● PostgreSQL Database (NoSQL) ● ElasticSearch ● Riak ● MongoDB ● Cassandra ● Redis Virtualization & Containerization ● KVM ● XEN ● OpenVZ ● LXC ● Docker ● Vagrant Cluster ● DRBD ○ master-slave ○ master-master (+ocfs2) ● Heartbeat ● Pacemaker Development ● actively use: ○ shell (bash, sh) ○ Python ● Frameworks ○ Django ○ Flask ○ Twisted ○ Tornado Cloud Solutions: ● AWS (EC2, S3, CloudFront, Route53) ● DigitalOcean ● RackSpace

    $33.33 /hr
    36 hours
    5.00