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Member since March, 2013
3 Recommendations

Skyline Servers 

Hello and welcome to the profile for Skyline Servers, your server support specialists. We have over two decades of combined linux administration experience and are your one-stop-shop for anything that's stopping you from running your business. We love making websites fly. Skyline Servers has a reputation for taking poorly managed web properties and turning them into lean, mean, traffic serving machines. Check out our reviews here on Freelancer and on RateLobby: We operate out of Chicago, IL, USA and are available 24/7 should an emergency arise. Some of our specialties are: MySQL optimization WordPress optimization/caching Varnish Cache NGINX / Apache optimization and configuration High Availability Tech: * Pacemaker/Heartbeat/GFS2 Clustering * MySQL Clusters * DRBD Synchronized file systems * Load balancing Here is a small sample of the technologies with Operating Systems: GNU Linux (any), Open/FreeBSD Programming: Shell scripting (bash/fish), Expect, Perl, PHP, HTML Services: WWW (Apache, Nginx, LiteSpeed, Lighttpd, load balancing) FTP (Wu-ftpd, Proftpd, Pureftpd, Vsftpd) SMTP (Sendmail, Exim, Postfix, Qmail, Courier, Dovecot ) DNS (Bind, djbdns, unbound, gdnsd) SQL Databases (MySQL/MariaDB, PostgreSQL) Proxy servers (Varnish, Squid, Privoxy, Ratproxy, Haproxy) File sharing (Samba, NFS) Remote administration (SSH, VNC, FreeNX, IPMI, KVM's, Rdesktop, Remote Administrator, etc.) Networking: Access points and switches (3Com, Cisco, Tahoe, Mikrotik) Firewall (iptables, ipchains, pf, ipfw) Security and intrusion detection systems (Snort, Tripwire, Aide, SELinux, Apparmor, risk assessment, hardening, PCI compliance experience, OpenVPN. scripts etc) Misc: LAN, WAN, WiFi, TCP/IP, QOS, DHCP, etc. Web Applications: Open source: cPanel/WHM, Nagios, Cacti, Base, Aanvil, Horde, Roundcube and so on LAN management system developed from scratch (PHP, Perl, SQL, HTML) Smaller applications, management modules (written in PHP, Perl, SQL, HTML) Other: Statistics (MRTG, lstat, Webalizer, RRD, Cacti etc.), Virtualization (KVM, Vmware, Xen, VirtualBox, Virtuozzo/OpenVZ, BSD Jails) Backup systems (R1Soft/Idera, cpbackup, rsync, etc.), Clustering (MOSIX/Beowulf), Heartbeat
$75 USD/hr
46 Reviews
  • 91%Jobs Completed
  • 100%On Budget
  • 100%On Time
  • 13%Repeat Hire Rate

Recent Reviews


Linux Server Administrator/Tech support

Jan 2012 - Aug 2013 (1 year)

- Optimized, troubleshooted and setup a variety of Linux configurations - Provided technical support through high volume help-desk and phone systems - Provisioned and troubleshooted rackmount servers - Investigated and dealt with abuse and security violations - Ensured continuous, monitored operations of all systems - Created and revised documentation - Worked with multiple 3rd party support contractors and licensing - Developed new ideas and improvements to the systems

Network/Server Administrator

Jan 2011 - Jul 2011 (6 months)

- Administrated Linux servers and networks - Created and developed internal software and documentation - Developed new ideas and improvements to the systems - On call for emergencies outside office hours - Troubleshot network and server hardware

Team Manager

Jun 2007 - Feb 2009 (1 year)

- Encouraged the team to undertake sales activities, led by example - Dealt with escalated calls and complaints - Managed dry and wet stock, fuel orders, stock orders and deliveries - Conducted market profiling to target sales to the most profitable areas - Provided leadership, motivation and directions

System/Network Administrator

Mar 2004 - Jan 2005 (10 months)

- Administrated Linux/BSD servers and networks - Created and developed internal software - Provided technical support through help-desk and phone system - Automated administration tasks - Developed new ideas and improvements to the systems revised documentation

System/Network Administrator

Apr 2000 - Jun 2006 (6 years)

- Administrated privately owned local area network - Built links and managed routers - Handled all services and payments - Developed internal ISP web management application


Computer Sience

2003 - 2004 (1 year)


L1: cPanel Base Certification:Sales (2012)


L1: cPanel Base Certification:Sales

cPanel Base Certification::Technical (2012)


cPanel Base Certification::Technical

Brainbench – Transcript ID# 8074747 (2012)

• Information Technology Security Fundamentals - Scored higher than 98% of all previous takers • Technical Help Desk - Scored higher than 96% of all previous takers • Linux Administration (General) - Scored higher than 93% of all previous takers • Internet Security - Scored higher than 92% of all previous takers • Network Security - Scored higher than 90% of all previous takers • Computer Technical Support - Scored higher than 89% of all previous takers




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  • MySQL Level 1
  • VPN 1

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