Tag: server

Web Developer Checklist

Little tools like this are neat. I've never actually found myself using them, but I find it valuable to scan the contents and see what I'm missing in my process. There is a ton to take into consideration both on the server side and the front end, getting a refresher course on best practices is […]

Posted: January 10, 2013

Announcing the Juju web UI

Announcing the Juju web UI – Jorge’s Stompbox. I know that not using a console to do everything is for n000bs, so I’ll call myself a n00b. Tools like these make me drool for some reason. It’s likely the same emotion you terminal guys feel when you put together an awesome script to accomplish the […]

Posted: October 17, 2012

10 Million hits a day with WordPress using a $15 server

10 Million hits a day with WordPress using a $15 server | Ewan's Blog on IT and stuff like it. It doesn’t get much more straightforward than this. I enjoy reading articles about well optimized WordPress sites. WordPress, like any other Web app will suffer bottlenecks if not handled properly. This article helps to show […]

Posted: March 30, 2012

Tumblr Architecture – 15 Billion Page Views a Month and Harder to Scale than Twitter

High Scalability – High Scalability – Tumblr Architecture – 15 Billion Page Views a Month and Harder to Scale than Twitter. If you’re at all a server geek, you’ve likely read High Scalability before now. If not, you’re in for a treat. This massive inside look into the workings of Tumblr is impressive. They push huge […]

Posted: February 14, 2012

The Five Stages of Hosting

The Five Stages of Hosting (Pinboard Blog). I always love to see a new post from the Pinboard Blog show up in my feed reader, and this is no exception. Perhaps the most interesting part of Pinboard is how public Maciej Ceglowski has been throughout it’s growth. With the disaster that happened to Delicious, Pinboard […]

Posted: January 30, 2012

WordPress 3 Ultimate Security Book Review

I recently read WordPress 3 Ultimate Security by Olly Connelly and I’m impressed. At nearly 400 pages, the book is overflowing with lots of information on an unwieldy subject that (rightly) keeps some people away from unmanaged hosting. If you’re interested in keeping your WordPress sites as secure as possible, this book might be for you.

Posted: January 30, 2012

9 million hits/day with 120 megs RAM

tumbledry.org: 9 million hits/day with 120 megs RAM. Articles like these are great perspective. Many times we read articles about servers with 400GB RAM, seven petabytes of storage, and eleven quad-core processors, but I’m most interested in maximizing performance from just about anything. Getting 9 million hits per day on a machine with 120 megs […]

Posted: August 31, 2011

nginx Now an Established Company

This is great news! nginx is an alternative to Apache with a supreme focus on performance and scalability. I converted my production server to use nginx about 5 months ago and loved how it works. Config files that make sense and wicked performance benefits top my list of Reasons to Love nginx and it’s definitely […]

Posted: July 18, 2011