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How to troubleshoot high load in linux web hosting servers

How to troubleshoot high load in linux web hosting servers

High load, aka high load average is the most common reason for business downtime in the web hosting industry.

Applications freeze, websites timeout, and customers abandon cart.

Yeah, we hate it too. That’s why, here at Bobcares, our Dedicated Server Admins monitor our customer’s servers 24/7 and fix load issues in as little as 5 minutes.

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Growing website? Here’s how we built the best hosting solution for a high traffic website

Growing website? Here’s how we built the best hosting solution for a high traffic website

What has a royal wedding got to do with fashion? Apparently, a lot. In April 2011, within minutes of Kate Middleton stepping on the red carpet, the the wedding dress designer’s name “Sarah Burton” was trending in Twitter. The interest in the dress was enormous, and fashion houses around the world immediately started offering “Kate wedding dress” replicas.

Every fashion house worth their salt knows how to cash in on such trends, and they use social media extensively to drive customers to their website. It is therefore important for these sites to be able to deal with such surges in traffic they receive. However, not all websites are well equipped to handle high traffic, and some do crash when traffic spikes happen. (more…)

How we gained over 500% improvement in web site speed using LXD/LXC and HHVM

How we gained over 500% improvement in web site speed using LXD/LXC and HHVM

It is no news that Google and other search engines consider site speed as a ranking signal. Studies show that even customer confidence is severely affected by factors such as slow site speed, un-secured web sites, etc. So, web masters all over the world now consider site speed as a critical factor in their business. (more…)

Top 7 server optimization tips for WordPress performance tuning

Top 7 server optimization tips for WordPress performance tuning

Everyone loves a fast website. Even search engines such as Google say a site should respond within 200 milliseconds [1]. This means you should keep your site lightning fast not just to keep your customers happy, but to retain your SEO rankings. (more…)

Story of server performance tuning – Why it is critical for delivering reliable services and how it is done

Story of server performance tuning – Why it is critical for delivering reliable services and how it is done

Customers understand, or try to accept a server downtime. They understand servers are machines, and do sometimes break, but the one thing that they really hate is a slow server. It keeps them chained to their computer, and wastes their productive time. (more…)