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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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Google Compute Engine benchmarks

by Ruchira on May 23, 2013

Google has announced immediate availability of Google Compute Engine to the general public at the Google IO 2013. Google Compute Engine is Google’s answer to the Amazon EC2 and other cloud platforms and it lets you to run virtual machines just like Ec2 with multiple configuration options. Compute Engine instances are based on KVM virtualization whereas EC2 is […]

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OpenVPN Auto installer

by Ruchira on May 23, 2013

Auto installers are designed to make your life easy. Installing and configuring things like Nginx and OpenVPN can be hard for novices. You can use the Nginx Autoinstaller listed on my blog if you need that, but what about OpenVPN? OpenVPN-AS is free and comes with a great web based control panel, but the problem […]

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Exynos 4412 1.4Ghz processor powers your Galaxy S3 and Note 2. Do you know that same processor is used for development boards such as ODROID-X2 shown above. Now thanks to “reliablesite.net” you can own a ODROID-X2 dedicated server for just $19 a month. Deal comes with

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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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Linode is my favorite go to provider for virtual private servers. I have been using Linode in production for more than 2 years and I have yet to face any trouble such as down times etc. You can find the reviews I done here and here .  I know linode is expensive but their service is purely unmatched by its rivals. Linode […]

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Ever heard about Ksplice? Its a great addon to install Linux kernel updates and patches without rebooting the system. Ksplice is a gem for people who run servers because they can install critical updates without rebooting the host. Well if you are used to run latest kernels from the sources, thanks to recent security issues and rapid […]

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Got your new VPS/Dedicated server and want to know how to change the default root login password, given to you when your server was setup? This is a simple procedure but most online documentation goes beyond the linux new bies knowledge. This time on Quick Tips I’m going to explain you how to do that […]

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