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Go Green: How to Optimize Server Power Usage with PowerTOP

Data centers are the backbone of the Internet and the online world. Since the pandemic has forced most people to work from home, the demand for digital… Continue Reading

Building the Fastest Wordpress Stack: 2021 Edition

Two years ago I’ve written an article on how to build the fastest stack for Wordpress. It has attracted considerable interest and people continue to ask… Continue Reading

Five Ways to Secure a CentOS 8 Server

The latest version of the CentOS operating system comes with robust security features. However, not all of them are active or properly configured by default,… Continue Reading

Optimizing Websites for Traffic Surges: Tips and Tricks

With the disruption of industries and the work from home movement, the need for Internet-based services has never been higher. These last few months… Continue Reading

Top Linux Web Servers: Pros and Cons

For a long time, Apache was the only option as a Linux web server and held almost a monopoly in the open-source market. Today, things have changed, and… Continue Reading

How to Install ImageMagick in WHM

ImageMagick is an open source program that provides powerful tools for editing and converting images in hundreds of different file formats. It is very… Continue Reading

A Rookie Sysadmin’s Guide to Troubleshooting Wordpress

Wordpress is the most popular content management system with more than 60 million websites using it around the globe. It has many themes and… Continue Reading

Keep Your Pet's Name to Yourself: WHM Password Security 101

Web services today are constantly targeted by brute force attacks that try to guess a user’s password to hack the account or steal information.… Continue Reading

Why and How to Set Up a Private Chat Server for Your Small Business or for Gaming

The coronavirus pandemic has forced companies to work from home and the need for chat applications is higher than ever before. With security issues around… Continue Reading

ZFS Best Practices and Caveats

Dating from 2005, the Zeta fileystem is a complex and reliable volume manager and filesystem. Throughout the years, it received various improvements and… Continue Reading

How to Configure the Best TLS Settings in WHM: From A to A+

The COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations worldwide to turn to a work-from-home policy for the safety of their employees and the world at large. Keeping… Continue Reading

The Ultimate Guide to Servers: Find the Best Solution for Your Business

Be it e-commerce, banking, machine learning or real-time analytics, your business depends on server performance and flexibility. Perhaps servers are too… Continue Reading