Category Archives: SysAdmin

Systems Administrator related stuff – techie stuff.

Poor WordPress admin performance

During the journey of installing WordPress, choosing a theme, setting up plugins, and so on, I ran into a problem that oh-so-many out there have hit: terrible performance in the WordPress admin (downloadable version of WordPress, not at wordpress.com) Well, to make a long story short this time: Do as everyone recommends, despite believing that the problem occurred before a… Read more »

WordPress woes

Well, as my first post, let me touch on some wordpress performance problems, as I just ran into said problems while getting this blog running. So, I setup this virtual server a couple weeks ago.  On it, I installed a variety of things, including some other PHP-heavy sites.  All of them work great; faster than I expected, in fact. Today,… Read more »

Virtualization: What is it? or “Virtualization vs. Emulation”

Today I was inspired by an article in the February 27th issue of Infoworld Magazine written by Tom Yager titled, “What virtualization is — and what it isn’t,” which was regarding misuse of the term “virtualization.” He goes on to briefly identify a few ways that the term is used correctly, as well as incorrectly, in some modern software products,… Read more »

Xen Virtualization Technology (Part 1)

Tonight I’m discussing Xen Virtualization Technology. This technology is the best I’ve ever worked with when it comes to virtualization of hardware on an x86-based machine. What is Xen? From the Xen FAQ: “Xen is a virtual machine monitor (VMM) for x86-compatible computers. Xen can securely execute multiple virtual machines, each running its own OS, on a single physical system… Read more »

Welcome!

David J. Pryke   February 27, 2006   No Comments on Welcome!

Welcome, and hello! My name is Dave, and I am a Systems Administrator in Pennsylvania, USA. I am starting this blog to discuss various sysadmin related topics, including network and systems security, systems configurations, tips for optimizing systems and networks, using open source tools in a corporate environment, and more. I will be writing about my experiences and various things… Read more »