How to Check Server Load on a Windows Server

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What Does Server Load Mean?

Checking a server’s load allows us to evaluate server resources and confirm they are sufficient for any running application. It enables us to troubleshoot slow performance and reliably pinpoint any server resource that may need attention.

While there are many tools and options available, today let’s focus on Windows Task Manager as a way to help us quickly see what is going on, and interact with applications, processes, and services to identify the load. This article will also include an introduction to Resource Monitor as it can be opened from Task Manager to provide more detail.

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Useful Command Line for Linux Admins

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The command line terminal, or shell on your Linux server, is a potent tool for deciphering activity on the server, performing operations, or making system changes. But with several thousand executable binaries installed by default, what tools are useful, and how should you use them safely? Continue reading “Useful Command Line for Linux Admins”

VPS Server Space/Disk Quota

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The term “server space” refers to the amount of disk space that is available on your server’s hard disk drive. This space varies according to server type, hosting plan and possibly by additional services that are set up and available on your Liquid Web account. Continue reading “VPS Server Space/Disk Quota”

Use Disk Quotas in Dedicated Linux Servers

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What is the Role of Disk Space Management using Disk Quotas?

Disk Space Management is an often underestimated necessity of a systems administrators job duties. When managing disk space it is important to track and maintain adequate free space. This ensures proper system functionality and data integrity. Unlike your personal devices, when a server runs out of free space, it can have grave consequences. Running out of free space can lead to data and/or revenue loss for you, your clients and/or your user base.

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How To Use the Disk Space Usage Tool in cPanel

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This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen. Let’s learn how to use the Disk Space Usage tool.

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  1. Click the “Disk Usage” icon.cpanel-paperlantern-16-disk--02
  2. From here you can see how much storage space is being used by each directory and sub-directory in your account.cpanel-paperlantern-16-disk--03
  3. At the bottom of the page is a collapsible list of directories.cpanel-paperlantern-16-disk--04
  4. Clicking on a plus sign will expand the directory revealing the specific files and folders within.cpanel-paperlantern-16-disk--05
  5. Clicking an actual folder name …cpanel-paperlantern-16-disk--06
  6. … will launch File Manager, showing the contents of that folder.cpanel-paperlantern-16-disk--07
  7. You can choose to sort the folders by name, or by disk usage.

 

cPanel How To: Easily Remove E-Mail From The Server

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Allowing e-mail to build up in an account can lead to many troublesome issues like low disk space, sudden domain quota problems, and more. This article will cover several options that are available to remove those old messages and get your e-mail running smoothly again.

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How to use du

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Thanks to df, we know how to find information about the overall health of our disks, but we’re left to our own devices to find the details, specifically as to what’s taking up the most space.  The good news is that we’re in luck, as I’ve learned a trick from a great hunter that will help us through this task:  Just look for ducks!

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