Memcache PHP Extensions for Memcached Caching Daemon

Memcached (Memcache Daemon) is a caching daemon designed especially for dynamic web applications to decrease database load by storing objects in memory. It is commonly used to speed up dynamic database-driven websites by caching data and objects in server memory to reduce the number of times the data source must be read. Memcached is free […]

iotop command in Linux w/ examples.

This iotop command guide follows my previous 90 Linux Commands frequently used by Linux Sysadmins article. As time allows, I will continue to publish articles on the 90+ commands geared toward Linux sysadmins and Linux power users. Let’s continue this series with the iotop command. iotop is a simple top-like I/O monitor. A terminal program […]

100 Top Observability Tools (+ Server Monitoring and APM solutions)

Looking for application monitoring and observability solutions? On this page, I’ve listed the top application performance monitoring (APM), infrastructure monitoring, and observability solutions to date. The listings are updated periodically as APM and observability solutions continue a rapid evolution. While I haven’t tested all of these solutions, I’ve used more than a third of them. […]

5 ‘other’ Independent Linux Distros You Should Try

As a Linux user or administrator, you are probably familiar with the most popular Linux distribution: Ubuntu. However, have you considered trying out independent Linux distros? In this article, I will explain why independent Linux distros can be an excellent option for curious-minded users.   What is an independent Linux distribution? An independent Linux distribution […]

Free Linux Server Monitoring and APM solutions for SysAdmins

Today’s software applications require developers, testers, and SysAdmins to work together (DevSecOps) more seamlessly than ever before. A single line of code or poorly configured service can negatively impact your application’s performance, causing crippling slowdowns for end-users. This is where infrastructure and application monitoring comes in. Regarding Linux server monitoring, monitoring critical performance metrics of […]

Home Lab Beginners guide – Hardware

Until recently, and for well over the past decade, my wife and I have been nomads. Moving from the Caribbean to Miami, New York, Las Vegas, Vancouver, and now back home. This has meant that for many of those years, my home office basically comprised of a few laptops and screens. These days, we are […]

sudo command in Linux with examples

The sudo command in Linux is one of the most important and widely used commands for managing system permissions. It allows you to run a command as the superuser, giving you elevated privileges that are necessary for performing administrative tasks on the system. This article is a follow-up to the previous 90 Linux Commands frequently used […]

SSH 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.   What is the SSH command? The ssh command in Linux is an acronym for Secure Shell, which is […]

SSH Security: Protecting Your Linux Server from Threats

As an essential tool for managing servers, SSH (Secure Shell) provides a secure way to remotely access a server’s command line. However, for best SSH security, it’s crucial to limit SSH access to specific IP addresses to reduce the risk of unauthorized access and brute force attacks. In this blog post, we’ll discuss methods to […]

Boost Your Linux Command Line Productivity, Part 1

Welcome to the first part of a series of command line tips to boost your Linux productivity. The command line interface can be a lifesaver for those who work on these systems regularly. In this series, we will explore five ways to help you work faster and more efficiently on Linux servers (or Linux desktops) […]