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July, 2010

  • 28 July

    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 …

June, 2010

  • 15 June

    Rolling Your Own Kernel: Pros and Cons

    Generally speaking, it is a sound idea to keep the default packages, kernel, and drives installed on your server when you first purchased it or when you first installed your Linux-based operating system. Recompiling a kernel is usually something taken up by adventurers and computer science students. Despite that general …

March, 2010

  • 22 March

    Viewing hardware information in Linux

    Question: How do I view hardware information about my Linux server? Answer: If you are running your own dedicated server, you will be swamped with operating system and software management, network security, and a host of other responsibilities, but you should not neglect the server hardware itself. There are a …

  • 3 March

    New server setup

    Question: I want to setup my own server. What software and tools will I need? Answer: The first major decision to make after you have purchased server hardware is what operating system to use. Many servers come with one already, but if yours does not, you will need to decide …

November, 2009

  • 12 November

    The 10% Rule

    One of the hardest parts of web design is dealing with users who do not follow mainstream technology trends. They may be using an outdated browser, a 256-color video card, or viewing your site on a very small resolution. What do you do with them? Multimedia developer Anthony Celeste has …

August, 2009

  • 4 August

    Sun's dying declarations

    As the setting of Sun Microsystems nears and the company prepares to be absorbed into Oracle, Sun is wheeling and dealing to make sure its server hardware survives the acquisition. IBM and HP have been busy offering Sun customers deals to leave their hardware and Unix-like operating system, Solaris for …

July, 2009

  • 24 July

    HP reduces number of data centers from 85 to 6

    In the increasingly competitive IT industry, companies are always looking for ways to cut costs. Three years ago, HP embarked on a plan that is has recently completed to reduce its data center locations from 85 to 6. No doubt a lot of system admins lost their jobs as a …

  • 16 July

    HP hoping to lure away Sun customers

    Today Sun Microsystems shareholders are voting on whether or not to approve Oracle’s proposed $7.4 billion acquisition. Many of the world’s websites run on servers powered by Sun’s operating system Solaris, their hardware, MySQL databases, and in some cases, Java-based applications. All of that is now on the table if …

  • 15 July

    Hardware.de sells for £91,600, eGo.com for £45,804

    This week has been a busy one for domain auctions. A number of big sales have taken place. Hardware.de, a name that could be used for both home improvement and computer parts, sold for £91,600 ($150,000 USD). Meanwhile, motivational product company Ego Friendly, LLC picked up eGo.com for £45,804 ($75,000 …

  • 13 July

    AMD unveils more super powered energy-light chips

    In June AMD released a series of six-core processors designed for servers. The interestingly named Opteron Instanbul chips were quite popular, according to the company, which claims it saw numerous customers of their four-core chips upgrade to the new six-core Instanbul. The latest incarnations of the chips are designed for …