What is a Child Process?

Although it may sound like something out of a parenting handbook or a psychological journal, the term child process actually has nothing to do with human development. If you run a Unix or Linux dedicated server, you have likely encountered child processes without even knowing it. Therefore, it is good to know what child processes […]

Monitoring Tips Using the ps Command

The ps command is an extremely powerful tool for monitoring processes on a Linux or Unix server. ¬†Processes are the individual instances of a program running on your server. ¬†With ps, you can find out which programs have running processes, how much memory they are using, how much processor power they are consuming, and which […]