My site traffic has been increasing quite a bit recently and my old Pentium III server is certainly showing its age. I had originally planed to upgrade my server hardware last year, but it didn’t quite go as planned. So the plan was on hold till I finally got the hardware issue resolved.
Anyway, this time the server upgrade went pretty flawlessly. After the upgrade, both the CPU speed and the available memory are doubled. It should be able to handle the increased traffic for a while. More importantly, I have upgraded the network card on the server and “scp stalling” issue seemed to have been addressed. While this issue didn’t affect the outside world, it had made server backup very time consuming. The scp throughput used to hover around 0.5MB/s due to the constant stalling and right now it has improved to at least 50MB/s.