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WordPress on Nginx, Part 1: Preparing VPS the Debian Way

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In this first part, we deal with the LEMP (Linux, Nginx, MySQL, PHP) stack recipe and set up the basic server after installing the...

Supercharge Your Self-Hosted WordPress Blog with Nginx & FastCGI

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If you are running WordPress on a VPS, you've got all the power in the world to run the site exactly the way you...

Balancing Traffic Across Data Centres Using LVS

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In the previous article in this series (‘Data Centre Redundancy’, page 56, April 2009) we got an overview of the architecture associated with data centre redundancy. An important aspect of this is to make sure that the traffic is evenly distributed across all the data centres in order to fully utilise the available capacity. In this concluding article, we will discuss the use of LVS (Linux Virtual Server) to load balance the traffic across data centres.

Building A Highly Available Nginx Reverse-Proxy Using Heartbeat

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Last month we discussed how to set up a highly available cluster of Web servers that are load balanced using nginx. One shortcoming in that set-up was the reverse-proxy server itself, which on crashing, will cause the entire Web server cluster to go down. Therefore, we would need to build high-availability in the reverse-proxy server itself.

Building A Highly-Available Web Server Cluster

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Getting started with nginx, a powerful HTTP Web server/reverse proxy and IMAP/POP3 reverse proxy.