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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 …

  • 28 July

    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 …

  • 13 July

    How to Increase MySQL Memory Usage Above 4GB

    Question: My database server is timing out because MySQL seems to hang once it has used up 4GB of RAM, even though the server is equipped with 6GB. How can I make MySQL take advantage of the full 6GB available? Answer: If your current server setup involves a 32-bit architecture …

June, 2010

  • 29 June

    Apache HTTP Server Optimization: Part 2

    MinSpareServers and MaxSpareServers – Each virtual server on Apache uses its own set of child processes. With these settings, you can control how many spare processes Apache will run while waiting for more requests. When a child process reaches its maximum requests, the spare processes will be used. On a …

  • 28 June

    Apache HTTP Server Optimization: Part 1

    When running your own dedicated server or even a VPS (virtual private server), it is important make sure your server is running at optimal performance. Apache, the web server of choice for many Linux system administrators, will not automatically make itself stable, secure, and fast. You must do that, and …

April, 2010

  • 9 April

    Common extra dedicated server features

    An unmanaged dedicated server is almost like a bare-bones computer. While you get all of the essentials required to call it a server, there are many features that you will want to add. Some of them are free and/or open source, while some require purchase or even subscription services. It …

March, 2010

  • 31 March

    What is burstable RAM?

    Burstable RAM is a term used in the VPS industry to describe extra RAM set aside for high-traffic needs. Providers will often advertise a given amount of RAM on a VPS (256 MB, for example), but say it is burstable up to 384 MB. This means you will always have …

February, 2010

  • 12 February

    Virtual machine memory allocation

    Question: How much memory will I need to run virtual machines on my server? Answer: There is no simple answer to this question. Generally speaking, to virtualize an operating system you need at least as much RAM as is normally required to run the OS independently. Therefore, if your OS …

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

  • 15 October

    PHP Memory Limit

    Question: My PHP content management program “X” needs more RAM. How do I fix this? Answer: Depending on your server setup and whether you have shared hosting or a dedicated server, you may or may not be able to change the allowed PHP memory usage. What happens is that PHP …