The Benefits of 64-bit Operating Systems

Most servers come with 64-bit processor architecture. For example, Intel’s Xeon line of processors as well as AMD’s Opteron processors are both capable of 64-bit instructions. Most modern desktop processors are also 64-bit. Nevertheless, there are still some users who might opt for 32-bit operating systems. Is there really a substantial difference and what are […]

How to Increase MySQL Memory Usage Above 2GB

MySQL is a great database server for small, medium, and large websites, but large sites may find that the database alone can consume a great deal of system resources. ┬áIdeally, you should be able to increase resources (i.e. more processors and more memory) in order to get better performance. ┬áIn reality, however, there are some […]

32-bit vs 64-bit Dedicated Servers

64-bit architecture is not something new, but there are still a lot of 32-bit computers on the market. While high-end servers almost always have 64-bit Xeon, AMD64, Itanium, or PowerPC processors, when starting out, you may be faced with the choice between 32-bit or 64-bit. Which should you choose?
Before you decide, you should […]