After following Dan's tutorial on installing munin on your servers, you already get the benefits of munin's default plugins. You have graphs showing your CPU, RAM, I/O, as well as MySQL, Exim, and quite some other stats. But most of the time you run some additional software which you also want to montior. Install Some … Continue reading Tailoring Your Munin Installation
I mentioned last week that compromises suck. The first step to a win-win situation for everyone is to grab memcached and get it up and running. And don't let the title insult your intelligence - it's more of a warning to those that have decided memcache is just a fad which will soon pass. Memcached … Continue reading Memcache for Dummies
I know, I know - last week, I promised a post about hooking up Xdebug to Eclipse along with some nifty profiling howto. But, unfortunately, real life managed to intervene again! Every site has its peaks, and every knowledgeable sysadmin automatically keeps an eye on the server farm during this time. Let's face it - … Continue reading BREAKING: Caching Saves Server Lives!