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February, 2010

  • 8 February

    How to set resource limits on PHP

    In a previous post, we learned how to increase the memory limit on PHP by editing the php.ini file. But limits exist for a reason, and although you would probably love to give every process, every script, and every website unlimited CPU cycles, memory, and bandwidth, it just isn’t possible. …

January, 2010

  • 14 January

    AMD vs. Intel

    Many shared web hosts like to advertise their server hardware, and the most popular thing to brag about these days is the brand of CPU used. Nearly all web hosts use processors made by AMD or Intel. Does it matter which one your host prefers? Is one faster over the …

  • 1 January

    5 Server checks for the New Year

    Hopefully, it has not been a year since you have given your server a good checkup, but just in case you need a reminder, here are a few things to check at the start of 2010: 1. Log rotation. Normally, Linux will rotate logs for the kernel, web server, and …

November, 2009

  • 6 November

    When it's time to kill

    No matter how stable your Linux installation is, no matter how much you invest in security, reliability, updated software, and system monitoring, something is eventually going to go wrong. On a virtual private server or a dedicated server, responsibility to fix it usually falls on you. If this were your …

October, 2009

  • 28 October

    Is dual core the same as dual processor?

    When shopping for a dedicated server, you may face the decision between a dual-processor server and a dual-core server. The two terms can be confusing, and newcomers to the industry could easily confuse one for the other. A dual-core processor is one CPU with two separate parts. The operating system …

September, 2009

  • 10 September

    Managing Linux System Programs and Processes

    Question: Something is hogging the CPU cycles on my Linux dedicated server. It has gotten really slow. How can I monitor running programs and processes? Answer: Linux has a handy little tool called “top” that, when run, reveals your top running processes. It also gives you information about your memory …