Review: Leaseweb Dedicated Servers 1

I’ve been a customer (on and off) of Leaseweb dedicated servers for about 3 years now for their 100tb packages. Over the years, I probably rented about 6 dedicated servers from them with at least one on each of their DC location (US, NL, DE) and currently have two active servers in Netherlands & Germany. ...

Installing the latest PHP (5.4.23 / 5.5.7) on CentOS/RHEL 1

Method 1 – Remi Repo The Remi Repository (famillecollet.com) maintains the newest PHP for CentOS, RHEL, etc. And by newest, I mean newer than all other major repos. All you need to do is install PHP with Remi enabled. As of writing this article, Remi has 5.4.23 for CentOS, RHEL, etc. If you want even ...

Understanding IOWait 6

IOWait definition & properties IOWait (usually labeled %wa in top) is a sub-category of idle (%idle is usually expressed as all idle except defined subcategories), meaning the CPU is not doing anything. Therefore, as long as there is another process that the CPU could be processing, it will do so. Additionally, idle, user, system, iowait, ...

Diagnosing Windows – Sysinternals

I always found it odd that there are actually quite excellent tools made by Microsoft to diagnose issues with Windows but failed to include it with Windows while offering them for free. What am I talking about you ask? I mean Windows Sysinternals. Or you can get the full package by getting Sysinternals Suite. Sysinternals ...

New WP Theme! 1

New WP Theme!
Two blogs in 1 day? Must be a miracle. Also seems like change of theme posts make a significant portion of this blog. xD This new theme is Montezuma By BytesForAll. Very clean and clear theme, something opposite from the previous which was a dark theme.