What's the difference between managing a couple servers or a couple hundred? Well... maybe that's an obvious question. Obviously, the more servers you have the more you need to keep in mind about each of them: their individual settings, the software each of them need, when to update, when to backup, what to copy, etc.
Keeping up with all that information will undoubtedly cost you time and money that will keep piling on as you store more data and expand your equipment.
Fortunately, solutions already exist and we'll go over some of them in this article.
In the earlier days of the Internet, very few could afford themselves to own or rent servers. Best you could have done was buy a shared hosting server to publish your website and probably not much more... unless you were pretty rich or had a rich friend. Happily, that was a really long time ago and I hope those times are gone forever. Nowadays, you can rent a virtual private server (VPS) for just a few bucks a month and configure it to do whatever you want it to. But if you're a "dabbler", and not an IT professional, you might ask "well, what would I wanna do with a private server?"
As it happens, quite a bit! Running your own server is easier than you think, while carrying a lot of potential.
No one. Not a single human being out there wants to get that call from the office telling them the server is down. In fact, you could say you’re lucky if the call even came in! It might be your personal server, and there’s no one else over there to catch it when it’s down.
Better hope you’re home because, if you’re not, you gotta run to the closest PC… if not all the way back to the office. Factoring in travel times, the server has already been down for hours before you can even see what went wrong. Which is a huge no-no in a world where uptime is everything.
The most apparent part of optimizing server performance is actually being aware of what’s happening in the server. That’s why you’re looking for a server monitoring app to begin with- and why we made one! However, if you’re trying to get the most out of your server, it would be nice if your server monitor didn’t, itself, undermine its performance!
It’s fair to say that a big reason any of us are even running Linux in the first place is due to our belief in FOSS (Free Open Source Software). The widespread availability of- and belief in- shared software is what the Linux community is built on.
But, whereas the sheer flexibility of FOSS is downright brilliant, there are still unavoidable logistical hurdles. If we want to get an app onto our server, whether it’s Apache web server or VirtualBox, we gotta head over to a hosting site that- hopefully- has the app we’re looking for and its latest version. We gotta patch into our server, locally or remotely, extract it and wait for the installation.
What if you have multiple servers that need the same set of apps?
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