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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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How to install FreeBSD on a KVM VPS

by Ruchira on January 10, 2013

  If you are bored with Linux and want to dive in to the Unix BSD world,  FreeBSD is the OS you should start with. On this guide I’m going to explain you how to install FreeBSD on your KVM, VPS server. If you got a dedicated server don’t worry you can avoid the first […]

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