Know Your SQL Databases

Relational database management systems (RDMS) are very popular in the web hosting world. While non-relational databases, often called NoSQL, may be gaining popularity, most small, medium and even still some large websites rely on SQL technology. This is just a brief intro to the various brands of SQL out there.
MySQL – One of the older […]

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 […]

How to Run Virtualbox in “Headless” Mode

In previous posts, we learned how to use Virtualbox to create a virtual machine, install a guest operating system, and then use the VM as a test server. Now that you know how to make a test server, you might want to know how to run it on a […]

A Look at MariaDB

For more than a decade, MySQL has been at the forefront of dedicated server technology, with millions of websites all over the world relying on the database to power their dynamic websites. It has become so prevailen that it is included in the popular web development stack called LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL and PHP).
As […]

Enter the Application Server

When it comes to the world of computers, the way terminology is used often makes it difficult to figure out what a certain technology should actually do.  Application server is one of those terms that fit the bill, as it has many different uses.  A major server developer, Oracle’s J2EE (Java Platform Enterprise Edition) server […]