Networking

How to use MTR – A Guide For Windows, Mac, and Linux

One of the most important aspects of an internet connected system is the stability of the network. There are a number of tools to diagnose, troubleshoot, and verify network performance and connectivity. Today we’re going to be discussing one of the most important of those: MTR. In this article, we will address some important topics:

How to configure IPv6 for SolusVM

At IOFLOOD, quite a lot of our customers run VPS hosting companies, so we try to be familiar with the technologies and control panels used for VPS hosting. We do this because we want to provide help when our customers face challenging server configuration issues. In today’s article, we’re going to discuss how to configure

Server Pricing Report – July 2021

Welcome to the sixth 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

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

IOFLOOD.com – Phoenix, AZ, Dedicated Servers: 2020 Carrier Upgrades and Network Improvements

Here at IOFLOOD.com we are continually looking to improve the performance and reliability of our network for you, our dedicated server customers. So today we’re happy to announce new carrier and network upgrades. These upgrades improve both our upstream internet provider connectivity and the internal network that your servers connect to.   Firstly, to improve performance

Got Bandwidth? 10Gbps and 40Gbps Ports Now Available

With the rise of online video, more bandwidth is being used now than ever before. At the same time, with innovations from Arista Networks and many others, high speed switching is becoming more and more affordable. IOFLOOD is proud to announce, that customers like you can now get 10gbps and 40gbps internet and private connectivity

IPv4 Address Subnetting Explained

Every server at IOFlood comes standard with one /29 worth of IPv4 IP addresses.  Additional IP’s can be added at an extra cost, up to a total of one single /24 (or equivalent) worth of IPv4 addresses per server.   But how many IP’s do you really get with a /29 or a /24? In this

IOFLOOD.com – Phoenix, AZ, Dedicated Servers: 2019 Carrier Upgrades and Network Improvements

Updated: You can read about our 2020 network upgrades here: https://ioflood.com/blog/2020/08/07/ioflood-com-phoenix-az-dedicated-servers-2020-carrier-upgrades-and-network-improvements/ IOFLOOD.com is proud to announce that we’ve completed a series of upgrades to our network to maximize performance and reliability for our dedicated server customers. To improve performance and reliability, all top of rack switches have been replaced with upgraded Juniper switches. These new

How to set up source nat routing (SNAT) in iptables to load balance outbound connections across multiple IP addresses

In our earlier days, before IOFlood, some of us ran web based proxy services. These were popular at workplaces or schools for accessing websites that were blocked there, such as gmail and myspace (remember myspace?). One common problem that came up, was that with so many users each sharing one IP on one server, our