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March, 2010

  • 23 March

    Quad-Core vs Dual-Core servers

    Many web hosts are proudly offering servers with single quad-core processors or with two dual-core processors. While they certainly sound impressive, are there actual benefits? Does a quad-core system deliver better results than a dual-core of the same processing speed? The truth is that it depends on what the server’s …

  • 23 March

    4 Tools to monitor site uptime

    One of the most important things you can do for your website is to make sure you have some type of monitoring. The last thing you want is to get an email or call from an irate customer because your site is down. Here are four web-based monitoring tools that …

  • 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 …

  • 18 March

    How to rename multiple files in Linux

    The ability clusters of files is a handy skill to have when running a dedicated server or VPS, and in some cases, it is absolutely necessary. For example, if you ever need to migrate from one server to another or from one software/application system to another, you might need to …

  • 18 March

    IBM chooses Red Hat for its cloud virtualization

    When it comes to virtualization, there are a few platform arenas to consider: 1. the server, 2. the virtual desktop, and 3. the cloud. It appeared for some time that IBM was satisfied relying on VMware for its virtualization needs, but they have recently announced that they will use Red …

  • 16 March

    Linux server dependencies

    Question: What are dependencies in Linux and how do I manage them? Answer: In any operating system, an program requires other programs, drivers, and libraries of files to run. The program depends on those files, so they are called dependencies. Many commercial vendors will packages the dependencies in the installation …

  • 16 March

    Can a VPS hacker bring down an entire server?

    Question: Can a VPS hacker bring down an entire server? Answer: A virtual private server (VPS) works by sectioning off a full server or node (in the case of hardware virtualization) from the larger server or cluster. As such, the VPS functions like a fully independent server even though it …

  • 12 March

    iPhone and smartphone SSH with WebShell

    You cannot be at your desk 24/7 even if you are the best system administrator the world has ever known. You also cannot predict when your server will need attention or where you will be when it does. We live in an age where mobile devices are as common as …

  • 11 March

    The nsupdate for dynamic DNS

    Computer users with dynamic IP addresses often have to contend with the reality that their internet identity can literally change without warning. For average Internet use, this is not a problem, but if you ever need to host something from home (even a private server that only gives you password …

  • 11 March

    Dedicated game server hosting

    A game server is a computer connected to the Internet that hosts multiplayer games for a particular game or multiple games. While some multiplayer games only have official servers, many allow community gamers to host their own games. There are two types: 1. temporary servers that any user can setup …