Sreejith

Certified Linux System Admin

Linux enthusiast with a passion for network/system administration. RHCE, cPanel, WHM, Plesk, shell scripting...

Pricing

Hire Full-Time By The Month: US$1299
Hire Full-Time By The Week: US$379
Hire By The Hour : US$12

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About Sreejith
Sreejith is a self-confessed Linux enthusiast with a passion for network/system administration and more than five years of industry experience. Sreejith's diverse skill-set is a direct result of his intrinsic desire to take advantage of the ever-present opportunities to learn new technologies. Sreejith also has a keen interest in scripting, with his background including work as a Java/Java ME programmer.

Sreejith says: "I have been tinkering with computers ever since getting an Intel 286 based PC back in 1996. I have lots of fond memories of fiddling around with DOS, QBASIC, Lotus processor, DBase, terminal based games etc and still do keep up with the passion through coding, modding, gaming and actively following up on current trends in the IT field."
Technical Skills
    Databases: MySQL
    Control panels: cPanel, WHM, Plesk
    Design skills: Basic HTML
    Operating systems: Linux, Centos, Debian, Fedora, Red Hat, Ubuntu
    Web servers: Apache, IIS
    Mail servers: Dovecot, Exim, Postfix, Sendmail
    Software packages: LAMP, SCOM, WUG, phpMyAdmin
    Scripting: Advanced shell scripting, Basic Perl, Basic Python, Basic sed and awk scripting
    Other system admin: Applying security updates/patches, Backups, Configuration and installation of secure (SSL) certificates, DNS configuration, Firewall configuration, iptables, Log monitoring, Website restoration, Basic security - files and ports, Cron, File system management, FTP (administration), Generic VPN administration, Logs (analysis, administration), Nagios, Network File Sharing (NFS), Network Traffic Analysis (VNStat, NetStat, Wireshark), Procmail, Qmail, Remote Access Tools (SSH, VNC), Samba (File and Printer Sharing), SpamAssassin / Boxtrap, SQUID, Task Automation (Cron, Scheduler), Tcpwrappers, User management
    Website maintenance: cPanel front-end, Domain name management, Plesk front-end
    Miscellaneous: cPanel/WHM back-end, DHCP, MailScanner, Nginx, Server Optimization/Tweaking
Project Examples
  • Remote server administration and troubleshooting and handling web hosting support through email, live chat etc
  • Linux VPS setup and website migration
  • Managing hacking and exploited scripts - Identifying malicious activity through analysing processes and log files, identifying and disabling hacked scripts, identifying and cleaning php scripts with malicious contents inserted
  • Sendmail - Installation/configuration and administration, troubleshooting connectivity/delivery and spamming issues through log file analysis, identifying malicious mailing activity by analysing running processes
  • Dovecot/Procmail - Monitoring logs and troubleshooting issues by analyzing log files
  • cPanel/WHM - Front end and back end operations such as service configuration, account management, SSL certificate management, DNS management, disk usage monitoring, FTP account management, mail configuration, account backup and restoration, domain and IP management, software installation etc
  • Delivered training in Linux administration, shell scripting and certification-oriented programs (RHCE, CCNA etc)
  • Advanced shell scripting, Basic sed and awk. Shell script implementation for automation of generic system administration tasks, automated monitoring and reporting of network/bandwidth usage of individual machines on network, automated auditing and reporting of system information and configuration of machines on network, identifying and reporting compromised logins and exploited scripts used for spamming etc
  • Iptables/CSF - Managing and monitoring the firewall management
  • Apache web server - Installation/configuration and administration (Apache, LAMP stack), configuring modules, virtual host management, troubleshooting server issues
  • Exim - Installation/configuration and administration, troubleshooting mail issues by analyzing log files, troubleshooting configuration issues, identifying spamming activity, identifying and nullifying compromised logins and hacked sripts used for spamming
  • Postfix - Installation and configuration and troubleshooting issues by analyzing log files
  • Nginx/Varnish - Installation/configuration and administration, managing virtual hosts, managing caching proxy configuration, troubleshooting caching related issues
  • Managing Spamming and blacklisting - Identifying spamming activity by anaysing running processes and mail/Apache log files, nullyfying spamming and delisting related IPs from blacklists, removing IP block from mail service providers (AOL, ATT, Gmail etc).
  • SpamAssassin - Configuring filters and monitoring
  • Network analysis - Monitoring network traffic using different tools and troubleshooting load issues
  • Plesk - Front end tasks such as user account management, domain management, troubleshooting mail issues, backup and restoration, mail queue management etc
  • Antivirus - Installation/configuration and administration of Clamav and Maldet
  • Building Java and Java ME applications
  • MySQL/MariaDB - Database backup and restoration, checking backup issues and handling basic database corruption errors
  • Hands-on experience managing servers with RedHat and Debian based distros (Centos, Fedora, Redhat, Ubuntu) including troubleshooting server issues, load issues with process management, installation, configuration, package and service management and other administration tasks
  • Logs - Monitoring, analysis, administration and troubleshooting issues, script based log analysis
  • Task automation - Configuring scripts and jobs via cron
  • SSL certificate management - Configuration and installation of secure (SSL) certificates on WHM/cPanel based servers.
  • Wordpress/Joomla - Installation/configuration and troubleshooting issues, identifying hacked scripts via process analysis and log files, disabling/cleaning hacked scripts
Shift Times

We have staff in both India and the Philippines. This staff member is located in India with the time zone GMT+5:30.

If you hire this staff member on a full-time month-to-month basis you can choose one of the following shift schedules:

Shift nameShift timing
Morning shift 6am-2pm (India)

Corresponding Times
Western US evenings: 5.30pm-1.30am US Pacific
Australian daytime: 10.30am-6.30pm AEST
Asian daytime: 8.30am-4.30pm Singapore time
European/African daytime 2pm-10pm (India)

Corresponding Times
UK daytime: 9.30am-5.30pm GMT
European daytime: 10.30am-6.30pm GMT+1
South African daytime: 10.30am-6.30pm GMT+1
Rotating monthly shift Shift rotates monthly between: 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm and 10pm-6am (Indian times)

Choice of shift time is not available with part-time or weekly hiring.

14-Day Money Back Guarantee
We have a reputation for quality and professionalism so we are confident that you will be delighted with our service. For your peace of mind though, we provide a 14-day money-back guarantee under which, if you are not completely satisfied with our service, you can cancel within the first 14 days of the first month and we will refund the unused proportion of your fees in full. The 14-day money-back guarantee is only available when you hire on a monthly basis. The 14-day money-back guarantee is not available when you hire staff on a week-to-week or hourly basis.
How it Works

To hire this staff member, the first step is to place an order. During the order process, you will be asked to pay for the first month of service. Upon receipt of your order and payment, this staff member (Sreejith) will be assigned to work exclusively for you during the hours of work listed at the top of this page.

Hiring a staff member from us is much like hiring your own in-house staff but you only pay a flat monthly fee so do not have to worry about paying other employment-related costs such as office space rental, hardware costs, retirement benefits, health insurance and so on.

Naturally too, our staff work from our offices instead of yours and will remain employees of our company rather than yours. You would assign work directly to the staff member you hire and he/she would report directly back to you so that you can easily monitor progress. In this way, you retain strong control of your projects. The staff you hire will send you work updates daily (or more frequently if you prefer) and you will be able to contact your assigned staff at any time during your daily service period via:

  • Email - we will notify you of an email address which you can use to directly contact the staff assigned to you. Your assigned staff can also respond directly to you;
  • Instant messenger - we will provide an instant messenger address at which you can directly contact the staff assigned to you at any time during your daily service period; and
  • Job Tracker - we provide a task management system in our customer center which you can use to provide instructions and files to your assigned staff.

If you wish to discontinue service at any time, all you need to do is to cancel service before your next monthly payment is due and work will then be discontinued at the end of the currently paid-up period.

Supervision

We provide basic supervision only. That is, we ensure that your assigned staff attend work on time and work diligently while at work.

We do not provide advanced supervision, meaning that we do not oversee the actual tasks undertaken. Rather, you would need to directly interact with your assigned staff to ensure that work is being carried out to your satisfaction. You would also need to be sure to assign sufficient, clearly-defined work and to monitor work progress in order to get as much value as possible out of your paid support period.

Staff Availability

If you wish to hire this staff member we strongly recommend that you place your order as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. To be fair to all customers, orders are processed on a first-in, first-served basis. Please note that in cases where a staff member's availability is listed as some time in the future, a refund will be issued for any unused days from the time your order is received until the commencement of service.