Performance Tuning

Performance Tuning

SAS vs SATA — Pros and Cons

Ever wonder about your computer’s performance, the swift journey of data from one component to another or the seamless execution of tasks with a simple click? If so, you’re not alone. In the vast world of computer technologies, two pivotal technologies, SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) and SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment), play crucial roles in

NVMe vs SSD: Comparing SATA based SSDs with newer NVMe options

Have you ever wondered about the differences between various SSD types and how they impact your system’s performance, cost, and size? Solid State Drives (SSDs) have become an essential component of modern computing systems, offering faster performance and greater reliability compared to traditional hard drives. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the distinctions between

What is OPCache? Using the PHP Op Code Cache to speed up your website

Have you ever wished your WordPress site could load up to three times faster? Well, it’s possible with the PHP OPcache system! Because WordPress is built with PHP, anything that improves PHP performance will speed up your WordPress website. Caching systems play a crucial role in improving website performance by reducing the amount of time

How to set up Nginx as a Reverse Proxy for Apache

Discover the power of combining Nginx and Apache to optimize your web server performance and security. As a manager at IOFLOOD, an unmanaged dedicated server hosting provider, I’ve seen firsthand how using an Nginx reverse proxy with Apache can greatly benefit our customers and improve their server performance. In this blog post, I’ll guide you

25 Tips to Speed up WordPress. Ultimate Web Site Optimization Guide.

A sluggish WordPress site can cost you visitors, conversions, and revenue. A fast-loading, highly responsive site not only delivers a superior user experience but also enhances search engine rankings, conversion rates, and overall engagement. To help you achieve peak performance, we’ve compiled 25 indispensable tips for website and web server optimization. This comprehensive guide will

Horizontal vs Vertical Scaling: A Framework for VPS and Shared Hosting Providers

Your hosting business is growing rapidly, and you’re starting to feel the pressure of accommodating an increasing number of clients on your dedicated servers. It’s a good problem to have — but still a problem. It’s a common challenge faced by many VPS and cPanel shared hosting providers, and it begs the question: how do

What is a good ping? Why ping speed matters for websites and gaming

Have you ever had a website load slowly, been in a game that’s lagging, or have a skype call turn robotic? One of the main causes of this is excessive latency. As latency is commonly measured with the “ping” command, this latency is often called your “ping time”. This latency measures the time it takes

Swap Memory in Linux: What is “Swap Space” exactly?

Most sysadmins will have at least some familiarity with the idea of swap memory. However, even if you have come across it before, you might not know exactly what swap is, what it does, or how it works. In today’s article, we’ll be talking about swap memory in more detail to explain why it’s important

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:

What is All Cores Turbo? Differences from Base Clock and Max Turbo.

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