Monthly Archives: March 2014

What is CPU (processor), and how does it affect a dedicated server?

The CPU, or processor (central processing unit), is one of the most critical components of a server. It is responsible for handling all processing tasks, and delegating requests for resources between RAM, storage devices, and other parts of the system. The performance of a dedicated server is often directly related to the power of the […]

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How quickly are new servers setup?

The average deployment time for new dedicated servers is between 2 and 4 business days. Sometimes, it may take as long as 5-7 business days, or longer depending on stock availability. Setup times listed on the website are generall updated and accurate. We will always communicate with you throughout the setup process, and we welcome […]

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New: Lower Pricing on SSD Servers and Upgrades!

Greetings! Today we have lowered the pricing of all SSD components in our system by more than $20. The new pricing applies to servers, as well as SSD upgrades. We hope that the discount will make SSD storage ever more affordable for those looking to upgrade their infrastructure to the latest, and fastest, storage technologies. View our servers: […]

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What is RAM, and how does it affect a dedicated server?

RAM, or random access memory, is a form of short-term storage used by computers. RAM is commonly used by applications and operating systems to store data that needs to be kept “ready,” and will need to be accessed very quickly in the near future. In contrast to Hard Disk or Storage, RAM (memory) directly affects server […]

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How to Check CPU (Processor) Speed on Linux Server (CentOS/Debian/Ubuntu)

Wondering how you can check and confirm the clock speed of your server’s CPU? On a Linux server it is easy to do: Access the server as the root user. Exeucte the command: cat /proc/cpuinfo The command will output a list of details for each physical CPU core, including lines like the following: processor : 1 vendor_id : […]

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How to Install LiteSpeed on Linux Dedicated Server with WHM/cPanel

LiteSpeed is a high-performance web server software, which can help to improve performance of HTTP and MySQL applications. It installs seamlessly with Apache, and uses Apache’s configuration files natively, so very little customization is needed to successfully upgrade a cPanel/WHM server.   To install LiteSpeed on a Linux dedicated server, follow these steps: Access your […]

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RedArray Features Cheap Dedicated Servers in New Budget Server Line

March 17th, 2014 (Los Angeles, California) – Server hosting provider RedArray (www.redarray.net) today announced the addition of new budget dedicated servers to its high-performance server offerings. The new servers will feature Intel® E3-1240 V3 processors, representing the latest Intel® CPU technology. RedArray has announced new, cheaper dedicated servers available with most of the same features […]

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How To Check if a Server is Online/Offline (Ping)

Is your server offline, or do you suspect it might be? The first step toward resolving the issue is checking whether the server is responding to requests, or if it has really “gone offline.” A very simple test is to employ ping (ICMP) packets to test the server’s status. Follow the steps below to verify whether your […]

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How to Install iftop on Linux Dedicated Server w/ CentOS, RHEL, or Fedora

If you would like to view more information about your server’s network activity, iftop is a very useful utility. The iftop utility listens on a selected system interface (like eth0), and displays all incoming/outgoing connections, as well as transfer rate, and destination/source hostname (or IP address). To install iftop on a Linux server, access the server via SSH, […]

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Does RedArray provide a refund guarantee?

RedArray allows 3 days from the date of service privisioning for new customers to test and review the service provided. We allow cancelations within the 3-day period and promise a pro-rated refund for the days remaining in the initial month of service, less any setup costs, managed support costs, or software license costs. For complete information about […]

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How to Check Disk Space on Windows Server 2012, 2008, 2003

For a complete view of disk space and disk usage on Windows Server systems, we recommend using the Disk Management utility. To access the Disk Management panel, simply use Start > Run > diskmgmt.msc, or search “diskmgmt.msc” at the Start menu. Upon opening the utility, you will see an overview of the system’s storage devices and partitions.

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How to Test Network Download Speed on Linux Dedicated Server

To test the download speed of your Linux dedicated server, follow the steps below: Access your Linux server via SSH. Run the following command, which will initiate a transfer of a large test file from Cachefly’s CDN: wget -O /dev/null http://cachecefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test Note the transfer speed and connection quality as the file downloads. Download tests such as […]

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What is dedicated server hosting?

What is a Dedicated Server? We’re glad you asked! Dedicated servers are the most powerful, and often the reliable, solutions available to websites, databases, and other applications requiring hosting. The definition of a server is simple: imagine a desktop computer, without monitor, keyboard, or mouse (only a network connection and power). A server is a […]

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