Upgrade to Latest 64 Bit Fedora 10 Linux Improves Performance & Availability of Online News Channel
Small business news website achieves remarkable improvement in server performance after choosing latest 64 Bit Fedora 10 Linux as server operating system for dual quad core xeon based dedicated server.
Large and small companies use PressReleasePoint.Com to send media releases to reach their customers or investors. Site receives 300 news updates and 8000 unique visitors on an average per day. There are more than 1.5 lakh news records in its database. Site has been keeping up with growth in traffic and database by continuously upgrading the hardware and software. Started with a small shared hosting plan it has been using virtual private server before graduating to a full fledged dedicated server at present. It has been using OS and virtalisation technologies like UML, XEN and Fedora 8 32 before its current choice of Fedora 10 (Cambridge Release) 64 bit operating system.
Site runs Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (LAMP) along with open source content management system to handle news release submission and distribution. In addition it also runs other applications like squid caching server, memcached object caching server, bind name server, firewall, java news aggregator, postfix mail server, dovecot pop3 server, awstats, monit, munin and webmin server monitoring service. Dell Poweredge server with dual quad core xeon processor and 4 GB RAM was initially used. Later it is upgraded to 8GB RAM to provide more resource for MySQL database and caching servers. 32 bit Linux systems can not use more than 4 GB memory and other hardware resources efficiently. Upgrade to 64 bit linux became necessary to fully utilize the 8 GB RAM and hardware resources that come with Quad core xeon server.
Upgrade to latest 64 bit Fedora release followed by installation of critical programs, data migration and user migration was performed over the weekend. After successful upgradation average server load reduced from unbearable 15 to ideal 1.5 Server thrashing, segmentation faults, crash and restart are not happening anymore. Users are also experiencing better response time. Server is located in San Antonio, Texas hosted with ServerBeach dedicated hosting solution provider.
Growing number of small business marketing professionals, PR firms, reporters, editors, researchers and journalist using free press release services from PressReleasePoint will enjoy faster website performance and page loading time. Better resources also means that users will get more website features and functions to help their business. This shows their commitment to become a leading resource for media marketing and unique portal for business and technology
PressReleasePoint.com is a free press release distribution website launched in 2007 to help online marketers generate media visibility and maximize online publicity. Both online marketers and PR firms can submit free press release to PressReleasePoint.com to reach their target audience directly as well as through print media outlets, online media channels, blogs, search engines etc. Site attracts more than 8000 visitors per day. Large and small companies use PressReleasePoint.Com to send media releases to reach their customers or investors. Site witnesses steady increase in content and traffic owing to increase in popularity of press release as tool for on line marketing. Site aims to attract over 1 lakh visitors and 2000 news submissions per day before end of this year.
San Antonio, Texas