Systems Administration

How to configure SolusVM noVNC console use via Cloudflare Passthrough

Are you using SolusVM and Cloudflare and just want to get noVNC working, right now? Here’s how to configure the SolusVM noVNC console to work from behind Cloudflare: In SolusVM, go to “General -> Settings -> Other” Configure the “noVNC socket port” to 8443. At that point, the noVNC console should just work in 90%

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

What is All Cores Turbo? Base Clock, Max Turbo, and All Cores Turbo explained!

In the server hosting industry, one of the most confusing hardware performance statistics we are faced with is CPU ‘core performance’, a metric that is advertised differently by just about every manufacturer, which makes it about as easy to understand as string theory, algebra or if pineapple belongs on pizza!   For today’s blog entry, we

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,

How To: Manage and Monitor Your Server with ‘Device Manager’

Welcome to another entry of our Ubersmith ‘how to’ series! For this post we’re going to walk you through the capabilities of ‘Device Manager’ in Ubersmith and how to utilize it to better manage your server. Ubersmith is the management software that our customers use to submit tickets, view billing information, and manage their services

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