2Host Benchmark

Reviews, Virtual Private Server
Unix Benchmark results from 2Host VPS (WHT offer) using unixbench v 5.1.2 Specs: 512MB / 40GB XEN (using the old "Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2374 HE") [code] # # # # # # # ##### ###### # # #### # # # # ## # # # # # # # ## # # # # # # # # # # # ## ##### ##### # # # # ###### # # # # # # ## # # # # # # # # # # # # ## # # # # # # # ## # # # # #### # # # # # ##### ###### # # #### # # Version 5.1.2 Based on the Byte Magazine Unix Benchmark Multi-CPU version Version 5 revisions…
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HazeNet Benchmark

Reviews, Virtual Private Server
Update (14-May-2011): HazeNet has been taken over by ThrustVPS / Rus Foster. Read more about it here Update (29-Aug-2010): Please check the latest benchmark results from their XEON node, pretty awesome for a 1024MB VPS. Unix Benchmark results from HazeNet VPS using unixbench v 5.1.2 (please note that these are Quad-Core benchmark and not the new i7s and XEON that they are offering) Specs: 1GB / 50GB OpenVZ [code] # # # # # # # ##### ###### # # #### # # # # ## # # # # # # # ## # # # # # # # # # # # ## ##### ##### # # # # ###### # # # # # # ## # # # # # # # # # #…
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Linode Benchmark

Reviews, Virtual Private Server
Unix Benchmark results from Linode VPS in London using unixbench v 5.1.2 Specs: 512MB / 16GB XEN [code] # # # # # # # ##### ###### # # #### # # # # ## # # # # # # # ## # # # # # # # # # # # ## ##### ##### # # # # ###### # # # # # # ## # # # # # # # # # # # # ## # # # # # # # ## # # # # #### # # # # # ##### ###### # # #### # # Version 5.1.2 Based on the Byte Magazine Unix Benchmark Multi-CPU version Version 5 revisions by Ian Smith, Sunnyvale, CA, USA December 22, 2007…
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How to install byte-unixBench on Ubuntu

How to, Resources, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials, Ubuntu
From UnixBench project homepage: UnixBench is the original BYTE UNIX benchmark suite, updated and revised by many people over the years. The purpose of UnixBench is to provide a basic indicator of the performance of a Unix-like system; hence, multiple tests are used to test various aspects of the system's performance. These test results are then compared to the scores from a baseline system to produce an index value, which is generally easier to handle than the raw scores. The entire set of index values is then combined to make an overall index for the system. Some very simple graphics tests are included to measure the 2D and 3D graphics performance of the system. Multi-CPU systems are handled. If your system has multiple CPUs, the default behaviour is to run…
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NordicVPS Benchmark

Reviews, Virtual Private Server
Update (Apr 22, 2011): Please read my post NordicVPS is down the drain? to learn more about this host before ordering with them. Unix Benchmark results from Nordic VPS in Hetzner, Germany using unixbench v 5.1.2 Specs: 256MB / 10GB XEN PV [code] # # # # # # # ##### ###### # # #### # # # # ## # # # # # # # ## # # # # # # # # # # # ## ##### ##### # # # # ###### # # # # # # ## # # # # # # # # # # # # ## # # # # # # # ## # # # # #### # # # # # ##### ###### # # ####…
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Installing Lighttpd, PHP and MySQL on Ubuntu

How to, Linux, OpenSource, PHP, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials, Ubuntu, Virtual Private Server
If you are not getting a package on Ubuntu, please check to see if your /etc/apt/sources.list file is updated. This is common with most VPS providers On VPS, especially with challenging small memory limit (e.g. 64MB or 128MB) lighttpd is the best option instead of Apache. In this article I will show you how to do that. On a fresh box (which has no apache installed) type this to get lighttpd webserver installed [code]apt-get install lighttpd[/code] Now install PHP5 CGI package and PHP5 command line package [code]apt-get install php5-cgi php5-cli[/code] Edit the following file [code]nano /etc/php5/cgi/php.ini[/code] and uncomment this line [code]cgi.fix_pathinfo = 1[/code] Now enable fastcgi module [code]lighty-enable-mod fastcgi[/code] Restart Lighttpd [code]/etc/init.d/lighttpd restart[/code] You get the welcome page Lets install MySQL 5.1 server and client [code]apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client[/code] and…
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The Planet Announces Cloud Hosting

News
The Planet just jumped in to the cloud computing announcing the launch of Server Cloud Hosting. Cloud computing gives you more reliability, computing power with the advantage of seamless scalability in terms of resources but at the same time its pretty expensive, in my opinion. The minimum package starts from $49 with just 60GB space and 512MB ram with 1TB bandwith (transfer). The bigger packages cost $99 and $179. All prices are per month in USD. One thing that amazes is why there is just 60GB in the core packages? I wonder if a XEN from LINODE.COM is better then this cloud offer? LINODE has been very very stable with almost no downtime or issues. XEN512 from LINODE costs $20 per month. Since The Planet is new, I cannot comment…
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Got my first Linode today

Tips and Tricks
Today at around 02am, I signed up for my very own LINODE. I have been with many different cheap providers but one way or the other, LINODE impressed me a lot. My client, at work, also signed up for LINODE at my recommendation a little while ago. Linode uses 1GB pipe networking port on a XEN VPS that gives you blazzing fast speed as if its on your local machine. I choose London data center for my VPS.
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My First IPv6 address

Personal
My first IPv6 address is 2607:f358:1:fed5:2::178 IPv4 pool (the ip address range as we know today) will dry by the end of this year or mid-next year. SO IPv6 is here for all our future needs :) Thanks to BuyVM.net for my first VPS with IPv6 address.
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