Linux Server Network Troubleshooting Tools

When you have problems with your server, one of the first things you might want to check is your networking. Slow transfer speeds or incomplete delivery might be signs of network problems. The following are some network troubleshooting tools for Linux servers.
Nmap – Great for network auditing, Nmap offers port scanning, ping […]

Network Terminology You Should Know

As you delve into the world of dedicated servers, you will encounter a mountain of terminology. You might already be familiar with some, but others may leave you scratching your head. The following network terms are frequently used in all types of networking and also in web hosting in particular.
TCP – Transmission Control Protocol or […]

Dedicated Server Terminology Part 2

The following is a continuation of yesterday’s server terminology. These should help you become more familiar with your dedicated server and will also serve as a quick reference guide in the future.
6. Operating system – An operating system is the primary software on a server that interacts with the hardware, network, and […]

Using XMPP for Your Communication Needs

When you and your clients need to communicate, there are traditional channels, such as email or even the telephone, but live text, voice, and video conferencing has been restricted to proprietary protocols, software, and services. If you are running a variant of Linux or BSD on your dedicated server, you probably rely heavily on […]

SSH Tunneling Explained

One of the beautiful features of SSH (Secure Shell) is the ability to use its encryption for other protocols. Although the primary function of SSH is to give the user access to a dedicated server’s command line shell, while also maintaining a secure connection, SSH can also function as a “tunnel” for remote management, […]