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August, 2009

  • 14 August

    Running an Open Source Web Server

    There are many reasons to use free and open source software on a web hosting dedicated server that go beyond simple financial savings. From increased security and flexibility in development release cycles to highly customizable and modular components, the possibilities are vast. There are several operating systems and software setups …

  • 3 August

    Server.com sells for £460,830

    Server.com recently sold at auction for £460,830 ($770,000 USD). Considering how cut-throat the hosting industry is, this domain could provide a huge competitive advantage to a provider. The name is old, too, dating back to 1994. As previous discussed, this age makes it more attractive to buyers, but with this …

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 …

  • 23 July

    Web hosting gone wild

    In this heart-wrenching saga, a man sets up a server in his home. His wife is fine with it at first, but soon, the servers seem to multiply and after some time, the guy is running a full-fledged web host from his home. There are two lessons to be learned …

  • 7 July

    Virus protection on a Linux server

    Whether you are running a virtual private server (VPS) or a full dedicated box, you have undoubtedly considered the security precautions it will entail. If you have not, now might be a good time to start. Most Linux server security involves patching the kernel, preventing rootkits, and hardening the firewall. …

June, 2009

  • 22 June

    Why Yelling at Your Computer Could Slow It Down

    There comes a time when, after spending hours troubleshooting a computer problem to no avail, you just want to yell at your computer. In this crazy YouTube video, a server admin shows us that isn’t necessarily the best idea. Using a server-powered hard drive array, he demonstrates how shouting at …