Despite how new something is or how long it’s been working under a full workload, equipment sometimes starts to act a bit unpredictably. Servers are no exception.
Crashes and malfunctions happen, and oftentimes, what should just be simple troubleshooting turns into a time-consuming whodunit.
Below, we’ll be looking at a few interesting and curious examples of how servers have misbehaved, and what was done to get them back in order. Read more
The second annual SelectelTechDay took place on September 21 in the Selectel conference hall. Over 200 people (twice as many as last year!) came out to learn about the latest technological and developmental trends on the IT market. Today we’ll be taking a quick look back at what went on in our data center: the latest hardware, impressive presentations, surprise gifts, and data center tours, which even invoked a sense of nostalgia in some of our guests. Read more
On July 12, Intel presented its new line of server processors under the code name Skylake SP (Scalable Processors). This is no coincidence: Intel has introduced a lot of innovations and, as one review (Rus) noted, “tried to offer something for everyone.” Read more
Every online service needs at least two things: the first is a working server that handles site requests; the second is an Internet connection that connects clients to the server. Here, bandwidth is a pivotal factor: the higher the reserve, the more stable the site. 1 Gbps, for example, is enough to handle sudden spikes in traffic—a typical consequence of a successful ad campaign.
If a client was looking for a faster connection, there were few options. Either they ordered the default plan, which included unlimited traffic and a 100 Mbps connection, and paid separately for additional bandwidth, or they could choose to pay for an expensive guaranteed 1 Gbps connection.
We’re happy to offer our clients another option that combines the best of both worlds: the price of the first option with the speed of the second. Read more
When you start using a new server, it’s a good idea to make sure you got what you paid for. Unfortunately, a lot of new users have a hard time retrieving server information that can only be accessed with console commands.
In this article, we’ll look at how information on Linux servers can be pulled up from the console.
Any user can run into serious issues: viruses, physical disk damage, errors updating the system, etc. In these situations, most Windows resources aren’t terribly useful. There is, however, another way to troubleshoot these errors: by using Linux.