Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

Tagged #sysadmin


System design examples and resources, including example interview questions

How to Deploy Software


rtop is an interactive, remote system monitoring tool based on SSH

Monitoring CPU and memory usage from Postgres


An open-source service monitoring system and time series database.


A collection of useful .htaccess snippets

High Performance Browser Networking

Free online book by Ilya Grigorik

Hooking up Statsd, Graphite and Nagios to Create Metrics Based Alerts


Website Uptime Monitoring & Alerts – Free Unlimited Downtime Monitoring

Trey Piepmeier's Solutions Log

A collection of handy sysadmin-y tasks

Best nginx configuration for security

How to monitor nginx


“Track exceptions with modern error logging for JavaScript, Python, Ruby, Java, and Node.js”. Alternative to Airbrake?

AWS Elastic Beanstalk for Docker

You can now have Elastic Beanstalk provision, monitor and load balance Docker images.


SSD Cloud Server, VPS Server, Simple Cloud Hosting

Web Hosting For App Developers –

I especially like the advice on backing up databases via slaves.

Thoughts on Colocation

Stupid htaccess Tricks

Google Apps toolbox

Google Apps Toolbox is a collection of tools which could be used to debug ‘Google Apps’.

Server Density

Server and application monitoring and cloud management