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

November 9th 2017 update: 70 100 Top Server Monitoring & Application Performance Monitoring (APM) Solutions. August 6th 2017 update: 50 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 […]

Linux Performance: Why You Should Almost Always Add Swap Space

We know that using swap space instead of RAM can severely slow down the performance of Linux. So then, one might ask, since I have more than enough RAM available, wouldn’t it better to remove swap space completely? The short answer is, No. There are performance benefits when swap is enabled, even when you have more than enough […]

How to strip down Amazon Linux EC2 to maximize available RAM

Firstly, this article mainly applies to low memory Amazon Linux EC2 instance types such as t2.nano and t2.micro. The instructions below are also specific to Amazon Linux AMI, which like CentOS, is based on RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux). Yum! Update all packages – yum package manager First, login to your new Amazon Linux EC2 instance […]

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 […]

Are You Measuring Web Server Memory Usage “Correctly”?

Does the screen capture above from New Relic look familiar to you? Lets say you have a web server with 2 gigs of RAM or maybe 256 gigs. But your web applications are running slowly so you check New Relic and unfortunately don’t see any red flags. The swap may worry you a little bit but you say… “Hey, […]