Things I’ve learned by hosting websites

There’s a few things I’ve learned by hosting websites, some of them should be pretty obvious where others might be obvious after you’ve made a mistake. #1: Use raid on your system I must admit, the first server I ever had, didn’t have any raid. It had two disks, but no raid. Back then, I … Continued

Free tools

I like free tools, who doesn’t? Today, I’ll create a small (Probably gonna be huge :P), list of tools that I use often, and also tell a little about what each tool does. Monitoring SimpleMonitor¬†– SimpleMonitor is a small number of python scripts, that you can run on your server, you’ll be able to monitor … Continued

Using cloudstats

I’ve tried a lot of monitoring tools for websites and servers, tools like Pingdom.com, Pingfinity.io, New Relic, StatusCake.com. All tools work great, and I use all of them on a daily basis, it seems like overkill to have 4 monitoring services running, but whatever I’ve also started using cloudstats.me. I actually found the site while … Continued

Pingdom and response times

I personally love Pingdom, I think they provide a good service for uptime monitoring, also because they verify if your site is actually down or not, by checking with multiple nodes. One thing I don’t like with Pingdom, is their ‘response time report’ that you can see for each test you have, because these tests … Continued