Praveen - Currently Unavailable

Senior Linux System Admin

Expert Linux system administrator with over a decade of experience. RHCE, CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Red Hat, VMware, Apache, nginx, cPanel, WHM, Plesk, scripting...

Pricing

Hire Full-Time By The Month: US$1499
Hire Full-Time By The Week: US$429

About Praveen
Praveen is an expert system administrator with over a decade of experience in Linux-based systems. His extensive technical expertise is backed by a resourceful and meticulous approach to his work. Praveen can readily tackle complex project requirements and has established himself an outstanding track record of reliable, consistent and high quality support.
Technical Skills
    Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL
    Control panels: cPanel, Plesk, WHM
    Operating systems: Linux, Centos, Fedora, Red Hat, Ubuntu
    Web servers: Apache, Tomcat
    Mail servers: Dovecot, Exim, Postfix, Sendmail
    Software packages: phpMyAdmin
    Scripting: Basic sed and awk scripting, Basic shell scripting
    Virtual machines: VMware
    Other system admin: Applying security updates/patches, Backups, Basic security - files and ports, Configuration and installation of secure (SSL) certificates, Cron, DNS configuration, File system management, Firewall configuration, FTP (administration), iptables, Log monitoring, Logs (analysis, administration), Nagios, Network File Sharing (NFS), Network Traffic Analysis (VNStat, NetStat, Wireshark), Qmail, Remote Access Tools (SSH, VNC), Samba (File and Printer Sharing), SpamAssassin / Boxtrap, SQUID, Task Automation (Cron, Scheduler), Tcpwrappers, User management, Website restoration
    Customer support: General customer support, Technical support
    Website maintenance: Domain name management, FTP updates, Mail software configuration
    Miscellaneous: DHCP, MailScanner
Project Examples
  • Server health monitoring and log analysis
  • Basic working knowledge in port/IP filtering in Cisco and MicroTik firewalls
  • Setting up MySQL replication
  • Management of DNS servers like Bind and PowerDNS
  • Mail servers such as Exim, Postfix, Sendmail
  • Veeam Backup in VMware platform for backing up and restoration of virtual machines
  • Recovering and cleaning of hacked websites
  • Troubleshooting issues in Linux-Apache-Mysql-PHP (LAMP) hosting platform
  • Management of iptables and APF firewalls
  • Hosting control panels like cPanel, WHM and Plesk
  • MySQL and PostgreSQL database servers
  • Email-related services and tools including SpamAssassin, MailScanner, Courier, Dovecot
  • Server backup and restoration with aid of shell scripting (using tar, gzip etc)
  • VMware virtualization platform, creation and management of virtual machines in VMware
  • Installing, configuring and updating of various Linux flavors (Fedora, CentOS, Ubuntu etc)
  • Apache and nginx web servers
  • Basic working knowledge in Windows and IIS web server
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 a 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, the staff member 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 a 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.