Andy Pace

Andy Pace

Andy has built his career in the internet infrastructure industry, holding positions at an early age as a server build technician to system administrator. This experience helped Andy become one of the industry’s most respected and well known technologists. As the Chief Operating Officer for SingleHop, Andy oversees everything from data center operations, to server installs, to the implementation of new products.

While Andy holds numerous technology certifications, his most valuable attribute is his decades-long real-world experience in the field. Leveraging that experience, Andy brings a rare blend of technical know-how and operational foresight that helps him lead SingleHop’s world class operations team.

Today, Andy uses his talents to enhance the customer experience at SingleHop and keep SingleHop on the ‘bleeding’ edge of technology in the industry. When Andy isn't working on SingleHop’s operations or infrastructure, he leverages his technical expertise to master the science of brewing beer.

Articles by Andy Pace

Oct 11, 2011
Andy Pace

Well, Kevin is still alive, so that must mean that my cPanel Automation Bootcamp conference navigation skills are spot on! However, I wish my RC Helicopter navigation skills were up to par! cPanel is giving out the grown-up toys to those who are able to answer industry trivia. Great idea! This is our third time […]

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Sep 3, 2008
Andy Pace

Speed — Everyone wants it. Global distribution of static content — everyone needs it. Diverse paths of delivery — SingleHop has it! After months of developing and studious planning, we have finally released our latest addition to the SingleHop services portfolio: IPCast — a Content Delivery Network! Often referred to as a “CDN“, a Content […]

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Jul 3, 2008
Andy Pace

The most important aspect of any MySQL-Driven web application is tuning MySQL to perform at it’s peak. Typically the SingleHop Technicians do this all manually, which takes a lot of time and perseverance. However, recently Igor from the Development Team introduced this very easy to use script — mysql-tuning-primer.sh The script was developed by Matthew […]

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Jul 1, 2008
Andy Pace

Today I’m going to be explaining how to add additional hard drives to a Linux/cPanel server. Before I get into that, I’ll give everyone a little background information on myself. I’ve been working in the webhosting field for quite a long time now doing everything from answering phones, building servers, and taking out the trash. […]

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May 29, 2008
Andy Pace

“BGP” also known as the Border Gateway Protocol is the hidden beast behind any service provider, providing highly available routes and remedying failed links to upstream providers on the fly. BGP is often overlooked and not understood, yet chugs away making sure that end users get the fastest route possible. My goal here is to […]

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Feb 19, 2008
Andy Pace

Lately we have been doing everything we can to help out the open source community along the lines of mirroring linux distributions and providing faster spots to download kernel source, and our latest mirror addition is no exception! Over the past few months SingleHop has been working closely with cPanel engineers in setting up a […]

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Jan 2, 2008
Andy Pace

To help kernel.org celebrate 10 years of being the primary spot to grab the latest linux kernel source, SingleHop would like to add The Linux Kernel Archives their participating mirror list! The idea of Linux has been buzzing around technology centers everywhere since 1983, and in 1997 kernel.org decided to take it upon themselves to […]

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Nov 28, 2007
Andy Pace

SingleHop is now an official mirror for the CentOS operating system! http://www.centos.org/modules/tinycontent/index.php?id=30 You read correctly, SingleHop is now contributing to the Open Source movement at the rate of 2MBps. We hope to see a dramatic increase in usage in the next few months, but for right now we are just happy to be included in […]

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Oct 11, 2007
Andy Pace

At SingleHop, we’ve got a couple of great services that can keep you a step ahead of trouble with your dedicated server: Event Notification, and QuickReaction. These can mean the difference between an unhappy client, or an issue being resolved before the same customer ever notices. Here is a quick rundown of what they entail. […]

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Mar 30, 2007
Andy Pace

Zenoss won the Sourceforge project of the month recently, and ironically enough, SingleHop utilizes this brilliant piece of software to monitor network statistics and customer servers. Zenoss is rich with many features that sets it above the competition. Auto-discovery, which is the automatic importing of services into the Zenoss database, is one of the many […]

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