Pushing the Boundaries of Server Hardware

Server hardware is constantly evolving, and as a dedicated server administrator, it is a good idea to stay abreast on the latest technology and find out where server technology is headed in the future. The following are some of the new technology that has recently been released or is coming soon.
72-core processor – Do […]

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 […]