Manage Your Log Files with Logstash

Your dedicated server has lots of logs. Almost every service and program running on a Linux or Unix server has a log file associated with it that includes relevant information about processes, errors and warnings. Sifting through all of those logs can be a pain, especially if you need to review old logs or compare […]

4 Apache Performance Tips

Previously, we revealed some helpful security tips for Apache web servers. Today, we are back with more tips to help boost your Apache performance.
1. Prefer mod_disk_cache over mod_mem_cache – Having a caching module is definitely a good idea for Apache, but you should use mod_disk_cache rather than mod_mem_cache. The latter […]

Common Linux Server Errors and Solutions

Linux is one of the most popular server operating systems, and it has gradually supplanted Unix as the world’s server OS of choice.  There is no single definitive Linux OS but rather several “distributions” based on the Linux kernel.  Because of this, there are some functional differences; however, most of them have similar commands and […]

What to Do About Extra Large Log Files

Picture this.  It is 3AM on a Sunday, and you are enjoying the comfort of your bed when you receive a text message telling you something is wrong with your server.  As you struggle to crawl to your laptop, SSH into the server, and start poking around, you notice one of your system log files […]

Server Software Behaving Badly

When your dedicated server’s software starts acting up, it may get to the point where you want to trash the whole thing and give up. You should fight that urge, however, and try to find out why the software is giving your server trouble. There are a few routine things you can check […]