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

Choose the right host

How do you choose the right host, for your website? It’s a hard question, because you can find out by asking other people who they prefer, it often gives a little info about how their service have been, and it can be a good indicator, if you should choose a company or not. But one … Continued

Design with failure in mind

Whenever you design anything, you should design with failure in mind. What does this mean? It means that building something, either physical or software etc, you should always design it in a way, that you expect things to go wrong at some point, but why? You’ve build something, why should it ever go wrong? Because … Continued