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@brylu
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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
41 Reviews
5.2
  • 90%Jobs Completed
  • 100%On Budget
  • 100%On Time
  • 16%Repeat Hire Rate

Recent Reviews

Experience

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

Education

Computer Sience

2003 - 2004 (1 year)

Certifications

L1: cPanel Base Certification:Sales (2012)

cPanel

L1: cPanel Base Certification:Sales

cPanel Base Certification::Technical (2012)

cPanel

cPanel Base Certification::Technical

Brainbench – Transcript ID# 8074747 (2012)

Brainbench.com

• 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

Publications

Blog

Badges

  • Backup plan!

    Verify a backup payment method
  • Contest Host

    Post a contest.
  • The Achiever

    Accept 50 projects.
  • The Multi-tasker

    Complete 40 projects.
  • The Collector

    Reach a balance of 5,000 credits.
  • Simply the Best

    Complete 5 or more projects, with a 95% completion rate.
  • Straight A's

    Earned a score over 90% (Minimum 3 exams)
  • The Spartan

    Bid on 300 projects.
  • The Enforcer

    Reporting a project or contest that violates our terms of service.
  • Mover and Shaker

    Create 50 Milestones.
  • The Regular

    Log in every day for 1 week.
  • Smooth Operator

    Complete 10 projects on time.
  • The Economist

    Complete 10 projects on budget.
  • Feedback Guru

    Receive 10 reviews
  • Perfectionist

    Receive 5-star ratings in 90% of your completed projects (minimum 10 projects).
  • Fast Responder

    Bid within 2 minutes of a project being listed.
  • The Critic

    Post 10 Reviews.
  • Smart Money

    Create 10 Milestones.
  • Neighbourhood Watch

    Reporting a user who violates our terms of service
  • All Star

    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • Essential Credentials

    Update your account details 100%
  • The Perfectionist

    Edited a bid.
  • Know-It-All

    Pass a freelancer orientation exam
  • Know-It-All

    Pass a freelancer orientation exam
  • Grand Tourer

    Visit all recommended features that Freelancer.com offers
  • Pro-Profile

    Complete your Profile 100%.
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
  • The Seeker

    Bid on 20 projects.
  • US English Qualified

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 1)
  • Proven Identity

    Complete your Email, Phone and Payment verifications.
  • The Verified

    Verify your payment method
  • The Collector

    Reach a balance of 5,000 credits.
  • Mover and Shaker

    Create 50 Milestones.
  • Backup plan!

    Verify a backup payment method
  • The Achiever

    Accept 50 projects.
  • The Multi-tasker

    Complete 40 projects.
  • Simply the Best

    Complete 5 or more projects, with a 95% completion rate.
  • Straight A's

    Earned a score over 90% (Minimum 3 exams)
  • The Spartan

    Bid on 300 projects.
  • Smooth Operator

    Complete 10 projects on time.
  • The Economist

    Complete 10 projects on budget.
  • Perfectionist

    Receive 5-star ratings in 90% of your completed projects (minimum 10 projects).
  • Smart Money

    Create 10 Milestones.
  • All Star

    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
  • Know-It-All

    Pass a freelancer orientation exam
  • Know-It-All

    Pass a freelancer orientation exam
  • Grand Tourer

    Visit all recommended features that Freelancer.com offers
  • Contest Host

    Post a contest.
  • The Enforcer

    Reporting a project or contest that violates our terms of service.
  • The Regular

    Log in every day for 1 week.
  • Feedback Guru

    Receive 10 reviews
  • Fast Responder

    Bid within 2 minutes of a project being listed.
  • The Critic

    Post 10 Reviews.
  • Neighbourhood Watch

    Reporting a user who violates our terms of service
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • Essential Credentials

    Update your account details 100%
  • The Perfectionist

    Edited a bid.
  • Pro-Profile

    Complete your Profile 100%.
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
  • The Seeker

    Bid on 20 projects.
  • US English Qualified

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 1)
  • Proven Identity

    Complete your Email, Phone and Payment verifications.
  • The Verified

    Verify your payment method

Exams

  • US English Level 1
    100%
  • Freelancer Orientation
    95%
  • Computer Security
    75%
  • Unix Level 1
    95%
  • DNS and BIND 1
    83%
  • MySQL Level 1
    75%
  • VPN 1
    75%

My Top Skills

  • Linux 31
  • System Admin 15
  • MySQL 13
  • UNIX 9
  • Apache 7
  • Web Security 6
  • Web Hosting 6
  • Computer Security 4
  • DNS 4
  • Script Install 2
  • Perl 1
  • Nginx 1
  • Cloud Computing 0
  • Technical Support 0
  • Shell Script 0
  • Virtuozzo 0
  • Polish 0
  • VPS 0
  • BSD 0
  • Red Hat 0

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