Linux roundup, for Linux Users and Sysadmins | Week 06

December 18th – January 15th roundup from around the web of all things Linux. Linux security, Linux tools, Linux articles, Linux guides and Linux news. – Subscribe. 01 | The mysterious case of the Linux Page Table Isolation patches – pythonsweetness.tumblr.com 02 | Amazon Kinesis: the best event queue you’re not using – instrumentalapp.com (sponsored) 03 | Linux page […]

Linux roundup, for Linux Users and Sysadmins | Week 05

December 10th – 17th roundup from around the web of all things Linux. Linux security, Linux tools, Linux articles, Linux guides and Linux news. – Subscribe. 01 | Fish: A user-friendly command line shell for macOS, Linux, etc – fishshell.com 02 | 8 emerging trends in container orchestration – datadoghq.com (sponsored) 03 | Introducing Amazon Linux 2 – aws.amazon.com 04 | Is […]

80% of the web powered by PHP

Today, PHP is used by more than 80% of all the websites whose server-side programming language we know. Popular websites such as Slack, Etsy, Cloudflare, Tesla, Wikipedia, WordPress.com, Tumblr and this website are all powered by PHP. With such a large share of the web, it may or may not surprise you that more than 90% 88% […]

Best Linux Server Distro by main focus/strength

Are you trying to decide on a Linux server distro (distribution)? This article will help guide you based on the strengths of the Linux server distributions available. If you are looking for desktop advice, have a look at Choosing the Best Linux Distro for Desktop.   Best Linux Server distro Again, the first rule to remember […]

Linux roundup, for Linux Users and Sysadmins | Week 04

December 3rd – December 10th roundup from around the web of all things Linux. Linux security, Linux tools, Linux articles, Linux guides and Linux news. – Subscribe 01 | Intel admits that ME is exploitable with 8 CVEs, telling their customers to contact motherboard manufacturers – intel.com 02 | Steam now lets developers know how many […]

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 benchmark scripts and tools

This list of Linux benchmark scripts and tools should prove useful for quick performance check of CPU, storage, memory and network on Linux servers and VPS. Recently, I used a Linux benchmark script which was no longer maintained by the. As a result, I compiled this quick list of scripts and tools for Linux benchmarking. […]

Linux roundup, for Linux Users and Sysadmins | Week 03

November 26th – December 3rd roundup from around the web of all things Linux. Linux security, Linux tools, Linux articles, Linux guides and Linux news. – Subscribe 01 | Writing a Simple Linux Kernel Module – blog.sourcerer.io 02 | Linux Journal Ceases Publication – linuxjournal.com 03 | Reproducible Arch Linux?! – vdwaa.nl 04 | Alpine Linux 3.7.0 released – alpinelinux.org 05 | Linux on […]

Linux roundup, for Linux Users and Sysadmins | Week 02

November 19th – 26th: roundup from around the web of all things Linux. Linux security, Linux tools, Linux articles, Linux guides and Linux news. – Subscribe 01 | Replacing x86 firmware with Linux and Go – lwn.net 02 | How do groups work on Linux? – jvns.ca 03 | Better Random Number Generation for OpenSSL, libc, and Linux Mainline […]

MySQL Performance: Stop hoarding. Drop unused MySQL databases

Last week I was assisting a new client in addressing MySQL performance issues. Although there were several areas where MySQL performance and throughput were increased, one issue overlooked for years and throughout several migrations was that of keeping around unused databases. In this case, with 64GB of RAM there was over 15GB of unused MySQL […]