I wrote a post not too long ago about using lighttpd (lighty) to ease your server load. My setup consisted of one high-end server box (2x Dual-core Xeon’s, RAID 5, 6GB RAM) running Windows Server 2003 x64 and Virtual Server 2005. Virtual Server had three VM’s running… my CF/IIS server, my database server, and my [...]
I had a website with an issue. This site is successful on several levels… It gets a good number of visits (500,000/month), each visitor hits nearly 10 pages per visit (so around 5,000,000 page views/month), and ranks well with search engines. While this might sound like a slightly above-average site, the problem lies with it’s [...]
I was contacted directly this week by a new customer who was looking for assistance with a ColdFusion MX installation and configuration. More specifically, the customer was experiencing difficulties while trying to install ColdFusion MX with Apache web server on a Windows development box. The customer indicated that he had successfully installed Apache [...]
It seems like feast or famine time as this is the second blog post today but I found something else I don”t want to lose track of. Clustering is now part of any enterprise web application solution. We have worked on clusters of all different types, colors, flavors etc. As a matter [...]
SELinux or .Security Enhanced Linux. as it is properly known was developed in a joint effort by the National Security Agency and the Linux Community, the reasons are of course fairly obvious and don”t need to
be stated here. It makes setting up Linux for Server tasks marginally more difficult but like anything once understood, [...]
Novell announces the availability of the latest edition of the Novell Linux Desktop powered by SUSE Linux 9. At first glance this looks like a worthy progression along the path of an alternative desktop for Microsoft Windows. This is aimed at enterprises and comes in two major version types, one with expanded administrative privileges to [...]
LinuxISO.org has many different distributions of Linux for download. It looks like a definitive single source for all the distributions I am familiar with including: -
Check out the site here.
This is sort of old news but as one of our clients did not know about it, I thought it worthy of a blog post. There have been issues with running Verity on ColdFusion MX on many Linux systems. Macromedia issued a hot fix
for this back in May 2004 which allows Verity to [...]
I posted the other day about setting up a new server install for some new projects Webapper have and some of the woes we were facing in doing that. In short I could not get Win2k to install on two of the boxes but the BSOD errors were different and misleading and also somewhat random. [...]
I stumbled upon this nice article on using Linux to build a cluster. There is even an estimate for a 12 node cluster in there shown at around $24,000.00. Very clearly written and to the point
Building A Cluster Using Linux.