Systems Administration

Server Pricing Report – March 2020

Welcome to the Third installment of our monthly server price reporting for 2020. 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,

What is Apache Keepalive Timeout? How to optimize this critical setting.

If you’ve struggled to fix web server slowdowns or crashes, you may have come across a setting for Apache called “Keep-Alive”. This is one of the most powerful — and frequently misused — features of apache. In this article, we’ll explain: What is Apache Keepalive / Keepalive Timeout? What configuration is optimal for best server

Server Pricing Report – February 2020

Welcome to the Second installment of our monthly server price reporting for 2020. 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,

Server Pricing Report – January 2020

Welcome to the FIRST installment of our monthly server price reporting for 2020. 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 Install DirectAdmin

With the recent cPanel price increases, many web hosting providers are considering alternative control panels for the management of their websites.  In terms of alternative control panels, as we have previously discussed in our DirectAdmin v. cPanel post, DirectAdmin is a formidable competitor. With that in mind, we thought it would be a good idea

Server Pricing Report – December 2019

This is the ninth and final installment of our monthly server price reporting for 2019. If you’ve been 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,

Cyber Monday – Bandwidth Bonanza Sale

Did you know IOFlood.com has a super secret Cyber Monday Sale? High End Servers… Unlimited Bandwidth… Unbeatable Prices… Email us: sales [at] ioflood.com to find out more!!!

Server Pricing Report – November 2019

This is the eighth installment of our monthly server price reporting for 2019. If you’ve been 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 with WebHosting Talk and on our blog. Currently, all listed prices are

DirectAdmin vs. cPanel

With the recent price increases for cPanel licences, there has been a lot of chatter on various hosting forums regarding alternatives, so today I thought I’d take a look and see what else is out there for those of you that may be considering looking for an alternative.   There seems to be three main contenders

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