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How to use atop

You are probably already familiar with the system monitoring tool top or similar programs such as htop, iotop or mytop. Atop is another related command line monitoring tool that provides extended functionality. It displays more information than top and can for example report the resource usage of completed processes. The most useful feature of atop …

Self-hosted Discord bots compared, which one is the best?

The popularity of chat application Discord has skyrocketed in the gaming community, where it is now the main communication tool. Discord has many advantages, one of the most important is the fact that it is open source and can be easily self-hosted. That means that you can quickly setup a server of your own, create …

Laravel for dummies – The ultimate guide

PHP is a programming language that remains by far the top choice for web development. While it is criticized for not being a clean language or a very fast one, the latest statistics show that almost 80% of all the websites in the world are PHP-based. It is used everywhere and provides the best compatibility, …

Monitoring Linux servers – the ultimate beginner’s guide

Monitoring Linux servers – the ultimate beginner’s guide Server monitoring is one of the most important tasks of a Linux system administrator. Even the most stable server will eventually experience spikes of traffic, high CPU load and other such events that require manual intervention. This is why setting up a reliable monitoring system is critical, …

When to use LVM

LVM, or the Logical Volume Manager, is a Linux volume partitioning solution that has been around for some time and provides a number of advanced features. While many people confuse LVM with the file system, it actually works on a separate layer in order to create a virtual partitioning scheme on top of the actual …

How to prepare for the migration to EasyApache4

EasyApache 3 will be officially deprecated at the end of the year and WHM will no longer provide any patches for it. In addition, EasyApache 3 is listed as an upgrade blocker in WHM version 78, which means that you will not be able to keep your WHM installation up to date without migrating to …

How to protect your CentOS 7 server from malware

Protecting systems and dealing with malware is increasingly becoming a critical task for Linux server administrators. With the rapid expansion of the internet, the number of attacks has multiplied and the threat of hacking or infection has increased. You can now be certain that any website exposed to the Internet and every server with an …

5 top things to look for when hiring a sysadmin

If you’re running a successful multi-server operation, sooner or later you will have to hire a system administrator. This can happen for various reasons, for example you are not a sysadmin yourself, you lack the expertise for some operations or simply you don’t have enough free time to manage your servers, so external help is …