Measure Linux web server memory usage correctly

Important update: This article was originally posted back in 2014. However, as I later posted in 2017 in the blog post Does your Linux server need a RAM upgrade? Lets check with free, top, vmstat and sar …there was a Linux kernel change to address this in 2016. Hopefully, this change will motivate New Relic and others to follow […]

100 Server and Application Performance Monitoring Tools

Last Updated: Oct 11th 2018, 100+ – Fixed 11 broken links. (including defunct, mergers, acquisitions, or changed links) December 1st 2017 update: 70 100 Top Server Monitoring & Application Performance Monitoring Tools. August 6th 2017 update: 50 70 Top Server Monitoring & Application Performance Monitoring Tools. Back in 2014, I compiled a list of the top 20 server performance monitoring solutions. Largely because I […]

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 […]

Free SSD based web hosting

Stacklinux.com, would like to host your PHP based website free for at least 1 year and forever if it stays within our alpha and beta server config testing allocation and needs. – To begin… lauch your free SSD based Linux hosting space. The reason for offering free hosting is because we need traffic for alpha and beta configured servers to […]

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

Oct 31st 2017: Here’s a list of command line scripts for Linux VPS/Server benchmarking. Nov 2nd 2016: Included quick dd commands to check cached vs uncached disk read performance. 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 […]

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 Last Updated: Oct 10th 2018 – Fixed broken links. (including defunct, mergers, acquisitions, or changed links) 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 […]

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 […]