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December, 2009

  • 1 December

    Don't expect European servers to get cheaper any time soon

    As a general rule, European data center space is more expensive compared to the United States. Those hoping for cheaper server rates in Europe will be disappointed, however, as a recent report published a consulting company predicts an overall increase in server prices in the region. The price increase will …

November, 2009

  • 24 November

    How to open and close ports with iptables

    Question: How do I open and close ports with an iptables firewall setup? Answer: You can easily open ports on a dedicated server with these simply commands. Depending on whether you need to open a UDP or TCP port, use one or both of the following: iptables -A INUPT -p …

  • 20 November

    How many IPs does a server need?

    One critical feature of a dedicated server is the number of IPs allocated to it. A forum user asked today: How many ip addresses do i need to start my web server 2 for dns and then 1 for domain ? i use cpanel ? Believe it or not, it …

  • 13 November

    HP buys 3com for $2.7 billion

    In a deal that could have far-reaching effects on the data center industry, Hewlett-Packard has bought networking giant 3com for $2.7 billion. HP’s goal is to combine its extensive range of server offerings with 3com’s networking products. By doing so, it should be able to compete much better against Cisco, …

  • 11 November

    Why is server hardware so expensive?

    Everything that goes into a server— from the the case itself to the power supply to the hard drive— tends to be more expensive than desktop computer parts. Why is this? Servers operate under more stressful conditions than consumer PCs and are expected to be more reliable, so server-grade parts …

  • 10 November

    Changing the MySQL root password

    Question: How do I change my MySQL root password on my dedicated server? Answer: If you have never set the password for MySQL, the server will allow you to connect as root without any password at all. This is obviously not secure and needs to be fixed. Consider it an …

  • 9 November

    Does my server need a high-speed hard drive?

    Dedicated servers generally come standard with a 7200 RPM hard drive, but many providers offer faster 10,000 RPM or even 15,000 RPM hard disks for an additional fee. Are these high-speed drives worth the money? In most cases, no. While faster hard drives do translate to faster read and write …

  • 6 November

    Managing passwords in Linux with the "passwd" command

    When managing a dedicated server, it is very important to keep a secure password and to change it periodically. In an SSH session, the best way to accomplish this is to use the “passwd” command. A normal user can change his/her own account, while a system administrator (root) can change …

  • 5 November

    Downloading from the Web using wget

    Another neat feature of Linux and Unix-like servers that is very convenient when you need to download files is a command called “wget”. With it you can connect to websites and download files directly from the command line, even if you are connecting via SSH. For example, if you want …

  • 5 November

    Identifying Your Linux Kernel with "uname"

    When using a Linux dedicated server, it can be very helpful to know exactly what distribution and kernel version you are running. While there are a few ways to accomplish this, using the command “uname” is the easiest. To identify the kernel type just enter: uname with no flags. To …

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