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How to reduce IT infrastructure costs

In the current global crisis, companies are forced to cut down costs as much as possible. Laying off employees or overhauling the production process is extremely hard, and not always the best choice, which is why companies tend to look at non-essentials, where IT infrastructure often falls, especially if they are not an IT...

Puppet – nearly a decade long friendship

Puppet is an open-core configuration management tool that significantly simplifies infrastructure management, especially when sysadmins have to deal with a large number of servers. Essentially, with its declarative language, Puppet allows sysadmins to describe the desired system state in high-level terms - e.g. users, installed packages, enabled services, configuration files, etc. Puppet then compares desired with...

HAProxy – sysadmin’s swiss army knife

HAProxy is a free, open-source, high-performance TCP/HTTP load balancer. HAProxy has been around since 2001, it's written in C programming language, and it uses an insignificant amount of memory and CPU resources, even with very advanced manipulations on HTTP traffic. It's also very secure, having only fifteen security issues during the last seven years. Four...

Monitoring PHP applications

When considering web applications monitoring, it’s essential to monitor not only the application itself but the services on which the application depends, as well as the infrastructure hosting the application. Detecting performance bottlenecks and debugging problems can otherwise be very tricky, and unexpected downtime may occur.Infrastructure monitoring Our advanced monitoring system is partially based on...

Webshop Stability Issues

Most people are turning to online shopping nowadays, which means your webshop needs to be stable, secure and fast. However, a large number of concurrent users will quickly bring out many (previously undetected) issues to the surface. With that in mind, we've decided to write a series of articles which will cover some of the most...

What to do when crisis hits: how to deal with the COVID-19 crisis

If your business is dependent on people moving about, you’re most likely already experiencing consequences of the Coronavirus outbreak. Companies are already suffering a drop in sales, and everyone is trying to cope with the current situation. So with that in mind, we’ve prepared a list of things you can do to help your...

How to move your retail store online

During the current Coronavirus outbreak, many store owners are wondering how they’ll survive the crisis. Considering many people are currently unable to leave their homes, having an option to shop at home might be the answer. Moving from a brick and mortar store to a webshop might seem like a huge undertaking; however it’s not...