NGINX Reverse Proxy Metrics to Monitor

NGINX is one of the most popular web servers nowadays, especially for Linux web servers. According to nginx.com, it powers more than 400 million websites. It is, however, probably even more commonly used as a reverse proxy. Since it acts as a go-between for your application and your users, it’s important to properly monitor NGINX […]

25 Best CDN Providers 2021

A content delivery network also referred to as a content distribution network (CDN), is a geographically distributed network of data centers containing proxy servers. CDN providers serve internet content, including web objects (text, graphics, and scripts), downloadable objects (media files, software, documents), applications (e-commerce, portals), live streaming media, to name closer to and thus faster, to end-users. Some of […]

Observability, Getting Started – 50 Free Access and Open-Source Solutions

This article discusses APM and observability while highlighting free observability solutions and tools. I’ve also included several quotes collected from observability companies who offer free-level access to their platforms and composed a list of 40 noteworthy paid and open-source observability solutions. Lastly, I hope to urge observability providers to extend free and open access to […]

Linux on iPad, PiHole bypassed, Tiny Core Linux, and more. | biweekly #4

This post is the 4th biweekly roundup of noteworthy news articles, blog posts, launches, and other cool Linux-related content that I’ve come across over the past two weeks.   Linux on iPad Linux on the iPad is becoming better every year. Now with the Linux on iPad project, obsolete iPads (according to Apple) can continue to […]

All New Raspberry Pi 400, WinApps, Uno Platform, and more. | biweekly #3

This is the 3rd biweekly roundup of noteworthy news articles, blog posts, launches, and other cool Linux-related content that I’ve come across over the past two weeks.   Raspberry Pi 400: personal computer, built into a compact keyboard. Raspberry Pi 400 incorporates a purpose-built board based on Raspberry Pi 4. Featuring the same powerful processor, Raspberry Pi 400 […]

df command in Linux with examples

This article is a follow up to the previous 90 Linux Commands frequently used by Linux Sysadmins post. Every week, as time allows, I will publish articles on the ~ 90 commands geared toward Linux sysadmins and Linux power users. Use the df command when you need to know how much space is available on […]

Linux top: Here’s how to customize it

The top command – referred to below as Linux top – is a command on Unix and Unix-like systems such as Linux, which provides a dynamic real-time overview of a running system. It can display system summary information and a list of processes or threads currently being managed by the Linux kernel. The types of […]

ls command in Linux, with examples

This is a follow up of my previous 90 Linux Commands frequently used by Linux Sysadmins article. Every week, as time allows, I will publish articles on the ~ 90 commands geared toward Linux sysadmins and Linux power users. Let’s begin with the ls command. Ls (short for list) is used on Linux and other […]

Is Cloudflare Argo worth it?

Cloudflare Argo reduces network latency on average by 35% and connection errors by 27%. Traditional network technologies use static routing information, which can be slower and often use congested paths. Slow loading times and connection timeouts increase the likelihood of poor user experience. The Cloudflare company routes 10% of all HTTP/HTTPS Internet traffic. This provides […]

Linux News, articles and other cool stuff | biweekly #2

This is the second biweekly roundup of noteworthy news articles, blog posts, launches, and other cool Linux-related content that I’ve come across over the past two weeks.   New F(x)tec PRO¹ runs LineageOS, Ubuntu, Android, or Sailfish OS. F(x)tec PRO¹ physical keyboard and touch screen with LineageOS or Ubuntu Touch With the F(x)tec PRO¹ smartphone, […]