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Ramdisks: Why You Might Enjoy One, Plus a Performance Puzzler

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: April 19, 2022 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

A ramdisk – or if you prefer, RAMdisk – is a method of taking a section of memory and treating it as disk.  If you think about it for a moment, the pros/cons should be obvious: RAM is much faster than even the fastest disk, so operations on the ramdisk are much faster than when […]

CentOS 7 LAMP Server Tutorial Part 6: Moving to NGINX

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: July 15, 2019 @ 7:58 am, by Ryan Flowers

Welcome to the last installment in the CentOS 7 LAMP Server Tutorial: Modernized and Explained series! In this article we are going to turn our LAMP server into a LEMP server by removing Apache and installing NGINX (pronounced “Engine X”) in its place. Why would we want to replace the Apache web server with NGINX? […]

Setting Up Your VPS as a Squid Proxy Server

Tags: , , , Date/Time: November 16, 2015 @ 3:58 pm, by SysAdmin

Looking for a proxy server app that can be rapidly deployed on Linux? Installing Squid on your low end box can provide your organization with a robust proxy server that can facilitate a secure Internet connection for your end users. Squid can also provide logging, access control and antivirus capabilities though such features are outside […]