How to Add Storage to Your Linux Server

The time may come when you need to add additional storage to your Linux dedicated server. This might be to install a solid state drive, create new databases, back up data, expand your websites or even to add new virtual machines. Regardless of the reason, you would essentially use the same method to make Linux […]

Using Fdisk to View Partition and Disk Information

If you ever need information about your attached media, whether it is a hard disk, solid state drive or something else, you can use fdisk to view them. It is quick, easy and can give you a lot of information.
To view currently attached disks, run this command as root:
fdisk -l
(That is a […]

Should My Server Have Flash Storage?

In enterprise IT, Flash is a very popular topic. Traditionally, flash storage has been reserved for mobile devices, but more recently it has found its way into servers and even on network devices.
Flash storage can serve a number of purposes:

Replacing or supplementing the hard drive. This type of flash storage is often called a Solid […]

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 […]

What You Should Know About Linux Server File Systems

There are few ways to get a flame war going faster than to ask a Linux user which file system is the best? While many will argue in favor of one of the iterations of Ext: Ext2, Ext3, or Ext4, others will get more creative, promoting file systems such as ReiserFS, XFS, ZFS, […]

The Benefits of Using Solid State Drives

For the past two decades, hard disk drives (HDD) have ruled the storage landscape. Servers in particular have relied on high-performance HDDs to store data for short-term use. For long-term storage, many organizations may have used tape backup, although even those have gradually been replaced with hard drives. Now, solid state drives (SDD), which use […]

Using Solid State Drives on a Server

One of the methods some system administrators use to speed up their servers is to install solid state drives in place of traditional hard drives. Solid state drives (SSD) are considerably different in hardware architecture from a standard hard disk drive (HDD). These differences give solid state drives a decisive edge in read access times.
The […]

Dedicated Server School Partners with LiquidWeb for SSD Servers

Dedicated Server School ( is partnered with LiquidWeb who is one of the few managed hosting providers currently offering SSD servers.
Jun 01, 2009 – Dedicated Server School is committed to teaching the public about dedicated servers and the latest in server technology and its premier partner provider, LiquidWeb, is committed to excellence in managed […]