How To: View Services in Ubersmith

Welcome to another of our Ubersmith ‘how to’ guides! For this post we’re going to walk you through one of the most common questions we get asked in the support department. “How do I view a list of the services I have with you?” There are no doubt plenty of reasons that you might like ...

How To: Submit a ticket and assign a service item in Ubersmith

Welcome to another of our Ubersmith ‘how to’ guides! For this post we’re going to walk you through one of the most common questions we get asked in the support department. “How do I submit a support ticket and associate a service item?” There will no doubt be a time where you need to contact ...

Server Pricing Report – March 2021

Welcome to the Third installment of our monthly server price reporting for 2021. If you were following along, last year we’ve been tracking changing parts prices for RAM, SSDs, Hard Drives, CPUs, and a couple of GPUs. Typically this is done monthly, and then shared on our blog. Currently, all listed prices are from eBay, ...

Testing the network speed of your IOFLOOD.com server with iperf

With 10gbps and faster network ports becoming more common all the time, it is becoming increasingly important to make sure that a server can actually use all of that bandwidth. At these high speeds, many things can go wrong that limit your performance to less than the maximum speed of the port. The most important ...

Server Pricing Report – February 2021

Welcome to the Second installment of our monthly server price reporting for 2021. If you were following along, we’ve been tracking changing parts prices for RAM, SSDs, Hard Drives, CPUs, and a couple of GPUs. Typically this is done monthly, and then shared on our blog. Currently, all listed prices are from eBay, for used ...

Optimal RAID Stripe Size and filesystem Readahead for RAID-10?

What RAID stripe size is ideal for an array of hard drives? What are the default settings for both raid stripe size and filesystem readahead? Are those defaults acceptable? How do these settings impact the performance of my server? In this post, we’ll go into detail as to what settings are ideal for a server ...

What is TTL in ping / traceroute?

If you’ve run the essential diagnostic program “ping”, you may have noticed as part of the output, it tells you the “TTL” for each test result. You may have wondered, what does TTL mean? Should I be concerned about it? What does TTL actually do? We will explore that question in today’s blog. So first ...

How To: Update a Contact in Ubersmith

Welcome to another of our Ubersmith ‘how to’ guides! For this post we’re going to walk you through one of the most common questions we get asked in the support department. “How do I update my contact information with you?” Missing important emails can sometimes have negative effects on your business, especially if it ends ...

IOWAIT in Linux — is iowait too high?

High IOWAIT can be a real problem in linux, making your server grind to a halt. The question is, how high is too high? When should I be concerned? Firstly, we’ll talk about what IOWAIT means, discuss related statistics and how to interpret them, and finally how to decide if IOWAIT is causing a problem. ...

How To: Add a Contact in Ubersmith

Welcome to another of our Ubersmith ‘how to’ guides! For this post we’re going to walk you through one of the most common questions we get asked in the support department. “How do I add additional contacts to my account?” We know that sometimes it takes lots of hands to help run a business, especially ...