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Baby Got Backups??

IOFlood’s Top Ten Tips for Best Backup Practices! 1 – Always use remote storage!2 – Make sure you run backups regularly!3 – Automate your backup process to make it simple!4 – Know your backup capacity, don’t run out of space!5 – Encrypt your backups to keep them safe!6 – Always use RAID where possible!7 –

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,

Linux Bridge vs OpenVSwitch — How to Improve Virtualization Network Performance

How to fix packet loss and latency in high bandwidth VPS servers by upgrading to OpenVSwitch Virtualization is one of the most pervasive and transformational technologies in the hosting world to have come along in the last decade. Despite this, maintaining the efficient operation of virtual machines is not always easy. In this article, we’ll

Ubersmith: How to Understand Your Invoice!

Welcome to another of our Ubersmith ‘how to’ guides! For this post we’re going to walk you through how to understand your invoice. Prior to the start of every billing period you’ll receive an automated invoice through our billing system.  This invoice will be delivered to you via email to any email address listed as

Server Pricing Report – May 2021!!

Welcome to the Fifth 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,

Server Pricing Report – April 2021

Welcome to the Fourth 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: 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