What are binary and source packages?

While learning to use a Linux or BSD dedicated server, you are likely to encounter the terms binary and source software packages. Depending on your actual operating system, it may use one, the other or both as default methods of software installation.
A source package is a file archive that contains the full source code of […]

Improve PHP Performance with HipHop

HipHop can improve your server’s PHP performance. No, I do not mean the hip hop you might hear on your favorite rapper’s latest album. In this case, HipHop refers to some PHP improvements originally created by Facebook and then released as free and open source software. HipHop can significantly increase PHP web application speed and […]

What Are Kernel Headers?

When installing certain Linux software, you might have come across the term “kernel headers” and wondered why the software you were installing required it. Surely, you already have your kernel installed on your dedicated server, so what are they talking about?
Kernel headers refer to the source code of the Linux kernel. On most […]