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INXI is one of the best tools that offer a straightforward and comprehensive method for obtaining a wealth of information about a server with a single command.
There are a myriad of individual tools and commands that can be utilized to glean this information from a Linux system. Understanding the specific hardware that underlies a Linux server is an integral part of understanding that server’s capabilities. In this tutorial, we will cover the installation of INXI on an Ubuntu 18.04 server. It will also include some basic command-line usage of the INXI tool.
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What Does Server Load Mean?
Checking a server’s load allows us to evaluate server resources and confirm they are sufficient for any running application. It enables us to troubleshoot slow performance and reliably pinpoint any server resource that may need attention.
While there are many tools and options available, today let’s focus on our Windows VPS Task Manager as a means to help us quickly see what is going on, and interact with applications, processes, and services to identify the load. This article will also include an introduction to Resource Monitor as it can be opened from Task Manager to provide more detail.
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Reading Time: 11 minutesThe command line terminal, or shell on your Linux server, is a potent tool for deciphering activity on the server, performing operations, or making system changes. But with several thousand executable binaries installed by default, what tools are useful, and how should you use them safely? Continue reading “Useful Command Line for Linux Admins”
Reading Time: 5 minutesThe term “server space” refers to the amount of disk space that is available on your server’s hard disk drive. This space varies according to server type, hosting plan and possibly by additional services that are set up and available on your Liquid Web account. Continue reading “VPS Server Space/Disk Quota”
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What is the Role of Disk Space Management using Disk Quotas?
Disk Space Management on a dedicated server or a VPS server is an often underestimated necessity of a systems administrators job duties. When managing disk space it is important to track and maintain adequate free space. This ensures proper system functionality and data integrity. Unlike your personal devices, when a server runs out of free space, it can have grave consequences. Running out of free space can lead to data and/or revenue loss for you, your clients and/or your user base.
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Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Usage tab in your Cloud Sites control panel provides information on the amount of bandwidth, disk space and database usage for your sites. Your Cloud Sites control panel includes 50GB of disk space and 500GB of bandwidth. You can log into your Liquid Web Cloud Sites account to view the current charges for additional space and bandwidth use.
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To help you keep track of these metrics, the Usage tab gives you a breakdown of your usage so that you can adjust accordingly and avoid any issues.
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cPanel Tutorial: Paper Lantern Walkthrough
This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel on your VPS server or Dedicated server, and are starting on the home screen. Let’s learn how to use the Disk Space Usage tool.
- Click the “Disk Usage” icon.
- From here you can see how much storage space is being used by each directory and sub-directory in your account.
- At the bottom of the page is a collapsible list of directories.
- Clicking on a plus sign will expand the directory revealing the specific files and folders within.
- Clicking an actual folder name …
- … will launch File Manager, showing the contents of that folder.
- You can choose to sort the folders by name, or by disk usage.
Reading Time: 2 minutesAllowing e-mail to build up in an account can lead to many troublesome issues like low disk space, sudden domain quota problems, and more. This article will cover several options that are available to remove those old messages and get your e-mail running smoothly again.
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Reading Time: 3 minutesThanks to df, we know how to find information about the overall health of our disks, but we’re left to our own devices to find the details, specifically as to what’s taking up the most space. The good news is that we’re in luck, as I’ve learned a trick from a great hunter that will help us through this task: Just look for ducks!
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