The Biggest DDoS Attack in History

The BBC does a wonderful job of summarizing today’s massive DDoS attack, which affect many of ReadyMadeWeb’s customers as well as Internet giants like Netflix. The coverage pointed out that this disruption was three times the size of the previous...

Rackspace Outage & Global DDoS Attack

I want to apologize to our ReadyMadeWeb hosting customers who are experiencing outages today. Our hosting provider, Rackspace, is suffering system outages due to a DDoS, or distributed denial-of-service attack. Customers can follow the outage updates here:...

DNS Outage at GoDaddy

Several of our clients have been affected by the outage at GoDaddy today, creating the worst kind of situation for a client-services business: our customers need help and we can’t help them. Until GoDady fixes the servers affected by this attack, all we can do...

Notes on MySQL Tuning

Here are some quick notes on dealing with an underperforming server. First, use grab yourself a copy of MySQLTuner.  This is a handy little Perl script that will give you great recommendations on how to change /etc/my.cnf, the preferences file for MySQL that allows...

Media Temple Tuning Tips

Here’s a quick one for everyone else out there who’s a fan of Media Temple hosting.  To get the most out of your dedicated or virtual dedicated box running on MT’s 4.0 platform, check out Making it Better, a great article in MT’s community...