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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 …

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Rent a dedicated server in Estonia?

A Webhostingtalk.com user asked today if it is possible to find a low-price dedicated server in Estonia. Unfortunately, this type of Estonia hosting will be hard to find for a number of reasons. First and foremost, there just isn’t much demand for web hosting or servers in many countries around …

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Thanks, LiquidWeb

Normally my VPS provider, LiquidWeb, does a very good job. In my one year with them, I have experienced zero downtime– until this this week. While it’s true that no provider is perfect, I think the company could have done a better job of handling a recent hardware problem. For …

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Understanding Linux partitions

On a typical Linux server, the hard drive will be divided into partitions. It is very important to know what the main partitions are and what they do. / – Known as the root partition, this is where all of the system files belong. You will find /usr, /lib, /etc, …

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Sudo vs. SU

The “su” command is what a Linux user with proper permissions uses to ascend to the root administrator account. A secure SSH server will not allow direct root login, so the user must gain root after initial login. The “sudo” command is an alternative to using a separate root user …

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Disadvantages of dedicated hosting

If your site is too large for a VPS or shared hosting account to handle, you have little choice but to move to a dedicated server. This can be a good thing in many ways, but there are some unfortunate disadvantages dedicated server owners have to deal with: Increased cost. …

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Nameserver subnet warnings

Question: What does the following error mean: WARNING: Not all of your nameservers are in different subnets Answer: If you are receiving this error, it means that the nameservers for your domain are both originating from the same server (or two servers within the same subnet). Generally speaking, this is …

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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 …

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