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I've used Linode for about a year now, specifically their Dallas DC. I have nothing but praise for them. The only thing they could do to make me happier is to make it free (but with their referral program it's been free for me for 6 months now!). I've blogged a bit about them: Linode Review Bring your Linode Home with You There's comments on those ...
You are asking the wrong question. Find out what the performance bottleneck is instead of searching for a database server that makes better use of the resource you obviously have enough of (CPU power).
Disclosure: I work for Linode. 360 MB is a fair amount of memory, but it's nothing to phone home over when it comes to LAMP stacks. You need to be fully aware of ways to optimize your stack in this amount of space; a 64-bit OS will directly impede those efforts by using more memory overhead for some things. Knowing each of the distributions you listed like ...
Some good comparisons between the two services (that aren't on the Linode or Slicehost forums): VPS Showdown Slicehost vs Linode Also, "RossH" posted the same UnixBench scores that David points to in his answer in the Linode forum, where it was mentioned that his host was shared with 36 other Linodes.
We do not officially support *BSD, but we do have some users who have it running successfully. Please see http://www.linode.com/wiki/index.php/BSD%5FHowto for more info.
Linode (and some other cloud vendors) use Xen full virtualization to provide services for you. These full virtualization stacks also allow the virtual machines to move from host-node to host-node live. One of the greatest side-effects of this is that they don't have to take down customer VMs in order to patch a node. Just move all the VMs on that node else ...
Yes, CloudFlare can load balance your traffic. However this opens up some issues that you have to be willing to deal with: CloudFlare does not automatically provide sticky sessions. This means anyone that goes to you site may land on one server for one request and another for another request. This has implications with any user logins or anything that ...
Just in case anyone stumbles upon this.... I had an issue where it was really slow to upload from an ec2 instance to an s3 bucket, turned out to be really simple, the region of the bucket! I was using ec2 instances in north california, when the bucket was created as us standard it was really slow to transfer, with the bucket set to north california it was ...
I don't know where you read that MySQL use[s] only one [CPU], but your source is wrong, at least for any modern version of MySQL. Your performance problem is coming from something else. My money is on bad indexing design. Try asking MySQL to EXPLAIN why it's slow...
The problem was that both Linodes require the private IP address to be installed. Having only one ruptured the space-time continuum and disturbed life as we know it.
You need to take a look at a mirror and think about what you see there. If you need a rock-solid distribution and do not care about the latest version number of package foo, go with Debian. If you need a rock-solid(ish) distribution and you do care about the latest version number of package foo, go with Ubuntu Server. If you like to tinker around with ...
Just because you can go up to 50mbps does not mean you will always get 50mbps; The network path to S3 as well as the latency are also important. If you are able to use multi-part upload, you will be able to break a file down into multiple pieces and upload it using multiple threads, possibly increasing the upload speed.
Linode has DNS servers and a well-documented DNS Manager application that you can use to create your own DNS zone and records.
I just looked at the oom log dump, and I question the accuracy of that graph. Notice the first 'Node 0 DMA32' line. It says free:3376kB, min:3448kB, and low:4308kB. Whenever the free value drops below the low value, kswapd is supposed to start swapping things until that value gets back up above the high value. Whenever free drops below min, the system ...
Usually you can tell bash to ignore these rc files with: ssh -t your-host bash --noprofile --norc After login, you can view and update the problematic rc files.
I've been a Slicehost customer for about 9 months now and I could say many of the same (good) things about Slicehost that I see other people saying about Linode. The servers and connections are reliable and fast, and I don't remember there being any downtime since I joined up - but if there were, I'm confident that the support people would take care of it ...
That wiki article is complete and utter balls. Don't use OpenVPN bridging unless you really, really know why you want to use it. It makes everything about 100 times harder. I'd start with the official OpenVPN HOWTO and go from there.
Remove as many files as you can either using shred or just plain rm. Create a large randomish file over all the space with cat /dev/urandom > /bigfile Wipe this with shred (how many iterations you run is up to you unless you have some very sensitive information there you might just use shred /bigfile -n 0 -z to zero the newly randomed space. Repeat steps ...
Entirely depends...it's subjective. How fast a learner are you? How much is there to configure? How much custom work do you need done? You have limited Linux knowledge, but how much do you know? How much help do you have available? Could take an hour. Could take a couple days. There is no way to answer this...
You can point as many domains as you like to a single IP address; the VPS has nothing to do with this unless you want SSL.
To install the VSFTP server on Ubuntu sudo apt-get install vsftpd Once you've got it installed you'll need to tweek the configuration, edit /etc/vsftpd.conf Disable anonymous logins find the anonymous_enable directive and make it anonymous_enable=NO Enable local accounts to login set the local_enable directive to local_enable=YES Allow writes by ...
You can use the Linode Control Panel. You should be able to access the server with Lish in order to edit the SSH server's configuration.
For anyone else who may have arrived here looking for an answer but the accepted one didn't fit your case - I may have your solution! I didn't have a setup problem - at least not to my knowledge. I am running nginx + php5-fpm. My php.ini file was correctly configured and all my other extensions were working properly - test it with phpinfo() or php --ini. ...
Stuff fails. It's part of sysadmin life. Any business plan you have that relies on a service offering 100% uptime is a bad one. Before I say anything else, let me note that I know none of the details about this particular outage. That said, I've had industrial-grade UPSes fail on me before. At a high-end colo we had an 800A breaker fail part-open, ...
You have no way of predicting what the device names or IDs will be after a significant hardware change (virtual hardware in this case, from Xen to KVM). Linode is the only entity here who knows what's going to change and how you should proceed if you upgrade. With that said, don't do this. You're forcing yourself to take an outage. If it breaks, you'll be ...
A nuance of Apache's memory handling means it always appears to be eating more and more memory - top's VIRT value is often high when using prefork.c (which I assume you are): PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 10385 apache 15 0 376m 48m 3932 R 20.3 1.2 0:01.34 httpd 10423 apache 16 0 376m 46m 4576 S 15.0 1....
One of those is listening for IPv4 connections, one is listening for IPv6 connections: michael:~> netstat -tl |grep ssh tcp 0 0 *:ssh *:* LISTEN tcp 0 0 *:ssh *:* LISTEN michael:~> netstat -tln |grep 22 tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:22 ...
If you don't know the answer in advance it might be best to leave a week part-time free. The first thing you'll want to do is secure the server (you need a set of iptables rules that will only permit those services you want, and probably re-assign the SSH port to something other than 22). To be honest why use Linode if your knowledge of Linux and Apache is ...
One thing you're missing. The cost of the reserved instances does not include usage. It does get you a reduced rate on usage of $0.03 per hour for Linux/Unix usage and $0.05 per hour Windows usage. (source: http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/#pricing) Since you seem to be standardizing on cost per month, you're looking at about $22/month for 24/7 usage.
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