How about Roadkil.net’s Disk Speed? A nice little program if your hard drive test isn’t listed under the device manager.
Shared server risks If you are on a tight budget and your site does not process highly confidential data, you can probably get by with a shared server, but you must understand the unavoidable risks. Most of the tips listed below are appropriate for securing sites on shared server environments.
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Justin Silverton at Jaslabs has a supposed list of 10 tips for optimizing MySQL queries. I couldn’t read this and let it stand because this list is really, really bad. Some guy named Mike noted this, too. So in this entry I’ll do two things: first, I’ll explain why his list is bad; second, I’ll …