linux

Command line bandwidth monitors for Linux

by Ruchira on October 21, 2013

If you are a Sysadmin, monitoring bandwidth usage on your server is an important task. We agree some of you might have bandwidth graphs on your server monitoring platform or on your server provider’s control panel. But having the ability to monitor the bandwidth in real time helps to solve many problems. On this post […]

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BitTorrent Sync is the latest addition to BitTorrent product family and to put it simple, it lets you to sync your files between your computers just like Dropbox does. BitTorrent Sync comes handy if you need more space and privacy (PRISM). Dropbox is great I use it everyday and features like camera upload is a life […]

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Google Page Speed service is the Google’s answer to Cloudflare and I have decided to give it a try on this blog to see how it works and if it makes my site faster. Normally I’m not much in to CDN’s because I could gain similar performance for less cost by using an tuned nginx […]

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Recently when I was lurking through Interwebs I have found this neat little service called instantserver.io which lets you to grab a linux virtual private server for 35 minutes. The instance is a Amazon EC2 micro which has 614MB of RAM , 8GB of storage and comes with Ubuntu 13.04. You just need to click […]

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How to setup Amazon Route 53 DNS

by Ruchira on June 8, 2013

Amazon offers many cloud services with their Amazon Web Services brand and Amazon Route 53 is the premium DNS services on AWS. Lots of interesting things can be done with Route 53 other than just hosting your records. Route 53 offers services such as DNS based load balancing, DNS fail over, Health checks etc. Route 53 […]

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Sorry Linode! I have moved out

by Ruchira on May 30, 2013

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that I have been a long time advocate of Linode and I have written many reviews about them, here and here.  I have been using Linode to host not only this blog but the websites of the company I work for. And it requires stability and uptime […]

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Apache 2.2 vs 2.4 What to choose on Cpanel?

by Ruchira on May 27, 2013

Apache 2.4 is the latest version of Apache web server. Apache 2.4 comes after a many years of constant Apache 2.2 development and according to Apache foundation, Apache 2.4 brings lots of new modules and enhancements to the 2.2. You can find details about Apache 2.4 change log here  WHM Cpanel is the most popular server […]

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If you are a Linux newbie and if you are used to Amazon EC2 or any other VPS control panels, Google Compute Engine terminal system will be confusing for you. Google Compute Engine uses Google’s own tool called gcutil tool to manage Compute Engine and its resources. Not only using it but configuring it is bit hard for […]

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