FreeBSD caches content to RAM by default if the boot drive is ZFS, which greatly improves performance, especially when used as a server. The maximum memory used for caching in FreeBSD is determined by a variable in the kernel known as vfs.zfs.arc_max. In my case, with FreeBSD x64 installed on a machine with 4GB RAM,… Read More


Your Intel processor very likely has a features called AES-NI that allows greatly increased speed for processing AES encryption and decryption, while also reducing system load in the process. Check out Intel’s website for your specific processor, or just Google for it. By default this function is not enabled after installation, but you can enable… Read More