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Using SSH Keys with PuTTY

by Brian Corson

Posted on October 4, 2021 at 10:18 AM


PuTTY is the de facto standard used to connect to Linux devices from Windows. The best way to use PuTTY is with secure shell (SSH) keys. People prefer to use PuTTY with SSH keys so that they don't have to remember their SSH password. Using PuTTY enables users to use stronger passwords that prevent password compromises resulting from brute force attacks...

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Prepping For Holiday Traffic with Magento

by Brian Corson

Posted on Nov 23, 2021 at 9:29 AM


Some preparation is needed to have a good Magento holiday selling season. The Magneto ecommerce store is a memory hog, especially version 2. It requires a PHP memory limit of at least 756MB. Multiply this by several hundred users and your server is going to rapidly run out of RAM and crash...

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How to Minimize Redirects in WordPress

by Brian Corson

Posted on Jan 6, 2022 at 1:30 PM


If you’re redesigning your website, changing your website structure or updating old content, you’ll want to set up redirects so you don’t lose traffic. You’ll want to follow Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and WordPress best practices. WordPress has built into its core, the ability to catch mistyped urls and will send visitors to the correct page...

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An Overview of Storage Virtualization

by Brian Corson

Posted on Jan 4, 2022 at 3:54 PM


Virtualization allows to to virtualize or simulate real world hardware. While there are many different types of virtualization, this article is about storage virtualization. By virtualizing your storage, you can manage your hardware from a management console and take advantage of pooling resources together. This is an improvement over the traditional way of having to walk over and manage physical devices. Not only that, but you can pool small to medium size hard drives together and get one massive large drive that you can split up between various machines...

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KVM vs VMware: A Complete Hypervisor Comparison

by Brian Corson

Posted on Dec 27, 2022 at 4:25 PM


KVM is a kernel level virtual machine or hypervisor. What’s a hypervisor? It’s what runs your virtual machines. KVM is a type 1 hypervisor and it’s built into Linux. Having said that, in many cases, it still has to be installed to be used. It’s tight integration into Linux and the Linux package manager makes it very popular. This also makes it quite simple and quite stable. The downfall of KVM is that full blown Linux is running in the background, granted, it running in the kernel does help eliminate some of the overhead...

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A Complete Overview of VMware vCloud Director

by Brian Corson

Coming Soon


VMware vCloud Director is a provider of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). With it, you can create virtual data centers in software. Your software-defined data centers (SDDC) are made up of one or more physical data centers. With this, you can allocate pools of resources and you can split them up among different customers, departments and your various virtual data centers...

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