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50 Top Server Monitoring & Application Performance Monitoring (APM) Solutions

August 6th 2017 Update: This list now contains 70 Top Server Monitoring & Application Performance Monitoring (APM) Solutions. Back in 2014, I compiled a list of the top 20 server performance monitoring solutions. Largely because I already had a list saved locally for my own reference. Sharing that list publicly was a great way to gain feedback and recommendations on […]

Your Web Host Doesn’t Want You To Read This: Benchmark Your VPS

Last update Nov 2nd 2016: Included quick dd commands to check cached vs uncached disk read performance. There are several Linux benchmarking tools available. However, this article will highlight using the ‘dd’ Unix command for a quick overview and benchmark of your Linux server or VPS. ‘dd’ requires no downloads and can quickly alert you to any […]

WordPress Plugin being exploited. Delete inactive plugins

For the past few days an increasing number of WordPress websites have been infected by attackers exploiting a vulnerability in the WordPress plugin: WP Mobile Detector. The plugin with over 10,000 active installs was at one point removed completely from the WordPress repository with no patch available. However, as of today the WP Mobile Detector plugin has been patched […]

20 Top Server Monitoring & Application Performance Monitoring (APM) Solutions

UPDATE: 50 Top Server Monitoring & Application Performance Monitoring (APM) Solutions Back in September I wrote about an article than touched on the subject of server performance monitoring.  Then just last month a LinkedIn connection asked: “I am using New Relic to monitor my cloud servers but need an alternative. Any suggestions?” I wanted to share and […]

When To Use Amazon EC2 t1.Micro Instances

Update Aug 11th 2017: The t1.micro is a previous generation instance and it has been replaced by the t2.micro, which has a better performance profile. See T2 Instances. Lets take a look at how Amazon EC2 t1.micro instances work so that we can understand when to use them. By the end of reading this you should have a clear view of the […]