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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...

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Static website vs dynamic website: a sysadmin’s perspective

Every website can be categorized as either static or dynamic. In this post, we’re going to define a dynamic website as one that needs server-side processing to function, while a static website as one that serves the same content for all users. Another way of looking at it is that the content of a...