Cloud3K is now ByteonSite.

RockMyWeb has merged all of it’s virtual & cloud server subsidiaries into a new brand, ByteonSite.  ByteonSite will feature four specific types of cloud servers: Protected storage, which features large amounts of disk space; Memory intensive, which features large RAM allocations; Processor intensive, which features more guaranteed & turbo CPU; and lastly Bandwidth intensive, which features extra data transfer per… Read more →

Easily update php from source

Compiled PHP from source with it configured just the way you need?  Here is a quick way to update. If you’re like me, you love to use PHP.  However, as with all web server software, it is important to keep PHP up to date.   To update a new minor version of PHP, you download the archive from php.net and compile… Read more →

Swapping multiple IP addresses

Having to change IP addresses can be a hassle, especially if you don’t have a control panel that manages the swaps for you.  I have compiled a list of common config files to make it easy to update all IP addresses on your server, then simply restarting all the services (or rebooting) will make the configuration active. The script should… Read more →

OpenVZ v. Xen: Overselling & More

A lot of people look at VPS hosts and may not know much about virtualization, as long as it provides them the technology that they need.  Each and every type of virtualization has its benefits and faults.  I will go into some detail explaining the differences of OpenVZ and Xen and you can make your own informed decisions based on… Read more →

RockMyWeb Network Updates

IPv4 Changes IPv4 represents the standard IP address, ex: 255.255.255.255.  All current customers will be eventually be switched to new IPv4 blocks.  We have obtained new allocations directly from ARIN.  We have done this to allow us to control our own network resources and to stabilize the price of our IPv4 addresses as allocations run dry.   As many may… Read more →

Ploop benefits, speeding up conversion

Ploop is a new format of OpenVZ storage: storing all files in a disk image, similar to how other virtualization technologies work. This is a step forward for OpenVZ as it will allow for different file systems to be used within the VPS.  Before, every VPS shared the same file system causing less isolation, requiring inode limits, and causing the… Read more →

New blog for Cloud3K

As the owner of RockMyWeb and Cloud3K, I have decided to open up this blog to offer tips, tutorials, and news about both Cloud3K and virtualization technologies. Cloud3K is a subsidiary of RockMyWeb that specializes in cloud servers.  Cloud servers are virtual servers with additional features such as high availability failover, disk mirroring, load balancing, and instant upgrades.  High availability… Read more →