Its always a good option to have monitoring, and there are a lot of options available. If you are interested in uptime and notifications, you can use a service like http://pingability.com If you are interested in making sure services are up and running, and have more time to spare there are a lot of amazing… Continue reading Monitoring your server
In a virtual environment, disk io can be about the most expensive operation there is. And swap (virtual memory) depends on that heavily. By default we configure a small swap partition for each VPS server so conditions where memory is exhausted can be detected more consistently,
Often we will get customers emailing in saying that things are just running 'slow'. Often when we login the first thing we notice is after the password has gone through it just hangs for a fair while before login. This is usually a sign that its trying to do a reverse DNS lookup and failing.… Continue reading Is your VPS slow to login at all? Applications not running so fast?