Category Archives: Tips

cPanel x86_64 Reseller unable to Add Packages

Using 64bit is really common now in fact most hosts are using this on their newer systems due to using more than 4GB of memory.  On cPanel there is a common problem that crops up with errors showing up after … Continue reading

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Why You Should Use WP-Super-Cache

At Hawk Host we deal with CPU usage issues with accounts like every other host out there.  I’ve noticed an ever growing pattern of the problems always coming from WordPress blogs and almost always they have no caching what so … Continue reading

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Catch All Email

The catch all email was a great thing back in the day it was neat you could retrieve mail for sales@domain.com billing@domain.com ect. ect. all through one simple email address.  A lot of users used it without issue and it … Continue reading

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OpenVZ Apache mpm_worker Memory Issues

A lot of users look to run Apache’s mpm_worker rather than the prefork mpm as it’s regarded to be much more efficient than the perfork mpm.  Add in FastCGI rather than mod_php and it’s a great combination of stability as … Continue reading

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SoftLayer Network Tips

We’ve been a softlayer customer for a long time and we have quite a few machines with them at this point and we have people once in a while asking how in the world do we do what we do … Continue reading

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Software Load Balancing & VPS (Part 1, Perlbal)

This is just going to be a quick overview of some common methods of load balancing your web services via software load balancers. This post will have several parts, each covering different software load balancers. This particular part we will … Continue reading

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The Few Cause Problems for the Majority

The one thing with web hosting no matter who your market is there are a few users who cause problems for the majority of the user base.  That’s whether you’re selling 10000GB of space or 1GB of space there will … Continue reading

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Multivariate Testing

**WARNING** The formatting on this post is lackluster – once again who am I to fight against the ways of WordPress? Hopefully the point / useful information gets across. I haven’t checked the spelling in this post either – so … Continue reading

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RAID !== Backups

This is just a quick rant regarding people who insist on relying on RAID as their sole backup solution. Yes, RAID provides a certain amount of protection via redundancy, which may help save you from a drive failure, but does … Continue reading

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Deadline Scheduler

Most modern Linux distributions have the default scheduler as CFG for all block devices but we’ve found for us and from our reading many other web hosts are finding this to not be the best scheduler.  There are several schedulers … Continue reading

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