VPS connectivity and performance benchmark

by Ruchira on April 20, 2013

  Easiest and best way to find the performance of your dedicated servers or VPS’s is to benchmark them. I have covered how to do a Geekbench test on your linux server here . But that doesn’t test for variables like bandwidth. I know that testing connectivity speeds is easy as running “wget”s against some test files. But […]


Free multiple software installer

by Ruchira on April 19, 2013

    If you want to setup a new computer or install software which you use regularly after a system format, You will have to dedicate much of your valuable time for that. Downloading and installing software one by one is boring and “ninite” is here to overcome that problem.  Ninite is a multiple software installer […]


Blog link purchase scam

by Ruchira on April 18, 2013

    Look what I got today on my email box Hi, i need this type of placement could you do this? 1. We will provide php file with plugin source code 2. Webmaster will need to FTP to root folder of blog, then open folder wp-content/plugins 3. Webmaster will need to create folder ‘footerlinks’, […]


Xen moves in to Linux Foundation

by Ruchira on April 17, 2013

      Xen is the beloved Linux virtualization platform of huge cloud players such as Amazon, Rackspace cloud, Linode etc. Xen was previously a community sponsored project of Citrix. Now Linux Foundation has taken over the development. As written on the official Xen blog Almost a year ago, I floated the idea within Citrix of finding a non-profit […]


  SMART data from your hard drives or SSD’s are often valuable to determine the health of the drive and other information such as how many hours it worked.  There are several programs on windows to do this and I have covered about one 2 years ago here . There are few SMART data monitoring tools available for Linux such […]


Linode Longview

by Ruchira on April 5, 2013

    I don’t have enough words to express, how much I love Linode. If you search my blog with the keyword “linode” you can find the reviews and rants that I’ve done about them. Linode is beta testing a new feature called Linode “Longview” which provides you beautiful live graphs and information about your virtual machines. […]

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Free Looking Glass script

by Ruchira on April 4, 2013

    Looking Glass’s are perfect to troubleshoot network issues. Those can generate ping, traceroute, mtr reports from the server to the host that you wish. Most popular example is Hurricane Electric’s looking glass


Kali Linux is the newly born project from “offensive security” who achieved fame with the infamous BackTrack linux security distro. Kali linux is free and includes more than 100 of security penetration and audit tools. If you have ever used Backtrack you may might be wondering whats different here on Kali well its a complete […]


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