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44 Rules for Server Administration

The recent German Linux Magazin had a nice article about rules for server administration.


  1. use different machines for services which need the same performance resources
  2. monitor your services
  3. limit your swap processes
  4. do not waste memory installing unneeded applications
  5. separate partitions for system, logs and data
  6. log everything
  7. save the configuration before any change
  8. keep static content in the cache
  9. stop intruders at the firewall
  10. use port knocking

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How long does it take to setup a Virtual Server?

For a new project we needed a new web server. Finally we had to choose between a dedicated server from a budget hosting company and a virtual web server from a reputable hoster.

Because we wanted to try something new, and we needed some features which a normal virtual web server does not provide. We decided to choose the budget company. Unfortunately it is situated in a neighbor state. This seems to be a bureaucratic obstacle. They could not accept our order. However, one day later they called to tell us it will be possible end of this year. We heard a lot of horror stories about this company. But after all their support was really professional and we will test it as soon as it possible.

So we went for the reputable hosting company based in our own country. Basically the same price but for a different product with less features. We have already other projects on their site so it should be no problem.
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