How to Create a Website Stress Testing Plan

An important aspect of managing a website is benchmark testing in order to determine how it performs while under stress. This can help you identify any potential issues that may occur before it affects your live site. There are many ways that you can perform load testing and stress testing on your site, you must Read More >

How to Install Minecraft on Ubuntu

While Minecraft has dedicated server support, some users prefer to set up their own Minecraft server. There are a number of advantages of setting up your own server, from better performance to higher customizability. One of the most popular platforms used for this purpose is Linux. A Minecraft server can be set up on a Read More >

NGINX Basics For Debian Server

NGINX is not only a popular reverse proxy option, it’s a complete standalone web server. In this article, you’ll learn some NGINX basics to get up and running on your Debian server right away. NGINX Basics For Debian Uninstalling Apache Editing Your Configuration Files (Symlink or No?) Sample NGINX Configuration For a Basic Website Sample Read More >

Understanding Caching

If you’ve interacted with the internet in any capacity you’ve seen the word cache or caching. But what is caching and why are people telling you to clear your cache? This article will explain caching and why it’s an important piece of your internet experience.  Experience superior performance and security with InMotion’s optimized WordPress Hosting. Read More >

Best Practices for System Administrators

Being a good System Administrator for your dedicated hosting service can be a tedious and time-consuming chore. However, If you follow some basic principles and keep yourself organized, communicate with your users, and provide consistent service, then you can make it much easier for you to manage your dedicated hosting server. Here is a basic Read More >

Resource Overage

Account Resource Overage This article is geared for customers who may have exceeded normal usage for their server. While upgrading is an option, many of the reasons you receive this message do not require an upgrade and can be addressed relatively easily. We have listed the top reasons that can cause high usage below along Read More >

What to expect during a mass server migration

There comes a time in every server’s life when it is time to retire. This is known as the server’s EOL, or End Of Life. This is when the hardware is either deemed outdated or it becomes too problematic to keep fixing. In these cases, we will need to migrate our customers over to a Read More >

Locate problematic user agents

In this article we’ll review how you can locate possibly problematic user agents from requests on your site, that could be causing additional resource usage on your server. This guide is meant for VPS or dedicated server customers that have SSH access to their server. If you happened to have setup a server load monitoring Read More >

Chat software can cause high usage

In this article we’ll discuss why in some cases running chat software on your hosting account might lead to problems. Typically on a dedicated server, chat software would be fine, but on a VPS or shared hosting server the overhead required to run them can cause issues. The way that most chat software operates is Read More >

Limit CPU usage of intensive tasks

In this article we’ll discuss how you can limit the CPU usage of an intensive task and spread it out over a longer period of time. This can help ensure that you aren’t causing problems of sluggishness on your own website, or affecting other users on the same server while running an intensive task. Limiting Read More >

Advanced Server Load Monitoring

In this article, we’ll discuss more advanced methods for checking on your server’s load averages to help determine at what times your server’s usage might be spiking. If you’ve read our previous article on server load monitoring, you should have a good understanding of what a load average represents and how you can see the Read More >

How Can I View My CPU Usage in cPanel?

When managing your account, you will need to learn how to view your CPU usage in cPanel. Knowing this information will help you understand how your server is performing so you can make changes if necessary. This ensures that your online presence is running smoothly at all times. For example, if you notice a spike Read More >