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Managed Servers Vs. In-House

When making the decision between taking on the services of a managed server provider and hosting your own servers privately, most of the key benefits of the former center around security, dependability and ongoing professional support. However, all of the above will over time add up to quite significant cost …

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Getting the Most out of Your Virtual Servers

The use of virtual servers has practically become mainstream in the past few years, but there are still many businesses that are wary of implementing virtualisation into their business ethic.  This type of server is created when a physical server is virtually split, using a software package, into smaller private …

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Fast UK based OpenVZ

Open Virtuozzo simply known as OpenVZ is a Linux based operating system. The system allows the use of a number of servers to operate simultaneously but independently. These servers are referred to as containers. These containers could either be VEs that is Virtual Environments or VPSs which are Virtual Private …

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Anticipation Builds for ARM-Powered Servers

ARM processor server

Yesterday, the popular tech blog GigaOM posted a story about Ian Drew, executive vice president of marketing at ARM Holdings. ARM is known for its low-powered processors that have cornered the market on smartphones, tablets, and many other devices. Lately, Drew has become quite popular with the announcement that ARM …

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Server Hardware Tips

Server Hardware Tips

Much of the discussion about web hosting and servers centers around operating systems, software, and web applications. But one should not overlook hardware, which can make or break website performance. Here are a few hardware tips to make sure you get the most for your money. 1. When possible, opt …

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Server Maintenance Tips

Server Maintenance Tips

Over the course of the past year, we have covered many dedicated server maintenance issues, particularly for servers running Linux. In no particular order, here is a list of some of the more important tips you should remember when taking care of your server. 1. When possible, rely on the …

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Server Hosting Tips

server hosting tips

Web hosting is a vast subject, and we have covered many areas of the topic over the past year. Here are a few tips to help you keep your server in the best web hosting shape possible. 1. Keep backups of all data, both account storage and databases. If possible, …

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Server Domain Tips

1. Try to manage as much as possible using your web-based control panel 2. Configure DNS time-to-live and other settings to fit your objectives 3. Assign domains that do not need their own IP addresses to shared IPs 4. Use the DNS CNAME function to point several versions of a …

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Searching with GREP

Grep

GREP, which stands for global regular expression print, is a sophisticated Linux/Unix tool that can serve many purposes, but one useful purpose on a dedicated server is its ability to search files and directories. With grep you can search within multiple files with relative ease. You can also parse printed …

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Easily Repeat Root Commands with History

Previously, I mentioned some of the benefits of using the “history” command to display any or all of your previous commands. On dedicated servers, whether Linux or Unix, that use “sudo” rather than “su” to become root, it can be aggravating when you type a long command string only to …

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