Monday, August 21, 2023

FreeBSD OS Update Mirroring (freebsd-update)

Currently there is unfortunately no official way to mirror the OS updates that the freebsd-update downloads, however we have just open sourced our tool, free for anyone to use! See and get the tool on GitHub here: This, in conjunction with a web server such as NginX, will allow you to locally mirror the… Read more »

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Zabbix Ubuntu: zabbix-agent : Depends: libssl1.1 (>= 1.1.1) but 1.1.0g-2ubuntu4 is to be installed

If you’re ever tried to install the Zabbix agent on a Linux server and gotten an error like this, you’re in the right place to find help: $ apt install zabbix-agent Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested… Read more »

Monday, July 10, 2023

What is CPU Steal Time Under Linux, How To Measure it, And How To Keep Your Cloud Provider Honest!

What is CPU Steal Time? In Linux, CPU steal time refers to the amount of time a virtual CPU waits for a real CPU while the hypervisor is servicing another virtual processor. This measurement is often seen in virtualized environments like AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud. In simpler terms, ‘steal time’ is time that a… Read more »

Thursday, June 23, 2022

SQL Database Usage and Transaction Essentials for Programmers

SQL Database Usage and Transaction Essentials for Programmers This is a quick article designed to be an introduction to some of the basics of using a database, for non-database admins. This is not intended to be a full database course, or to turn you into a database admin or expert – we won’t be covering… Read more »

Monday, May 9, 2022

How to Find NginX Version

How to Find NginX Version In 2 Quick Steps Finding your NginX version is a simple process that can be completed in just a couple of steps. We’ve assembled some brief tutorials for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. These are intended to help you determine your NginX version, as well as troubleshoot errors that… Read more »

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

FreeBSD vs OpenBSD: Which is Right for You?

FreeBSD vs OpenBSD: Which is Right for You? FreeBSD vs OpenBSD. Which is more secure? Which is faster? Which is generally superior? Both have their strengths and weaknesses, and both appeal to different audiences depending on needs. Our open-source experts sat down to cover some of the major differences between these two platforms in order… Read more »

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

The Difference Between Apache and NginX

The Difference Between Apache and NginX Apache and NginX are two important players in the web server sector. According to Stackscale, Apache makes up roughly 34% of the web server market and NginX accounts for about 33%. But how are they different? When should you use one over the other? We’re going to compare and… Read more »

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