Articles from 'DevOps'

Practical advice for those wishing to comply with the EU Cookie directive
12
Nov
2012
Lucian Daniliuc

Practical advice for those wishing to comply with the…

Cookies are little files that usually contain various series of numbers and letters. These files are automatically downloaded to a person’s computer when they log on to certain websites. This is done in order to facilitate users of that site, allowing them to simply access… continue reading

Weekend WebOps #1
10
Nov
2012
Lucian Daniliuc

Weekend WebOps #1

Every weekend, when all the work has been done, all the systems are running smooth and we have a breather, it’s the perfect time to go over those interesting articles that we’ve stumbled upon over the week. They all get bookmarked so we can read… continue reading

Another-take-on-virtualization
06
Mar
2012
Lucian Daniliuc

Another take on virtualization

Virtualization is not the first choice when it comes to heavy-duty processing, as I’ve said in an earlier article. That taken into consideration, I’ve recently had to opportunity to visit a great team of Infrastructure/Architecture specialists that work, among others, for a website that has… continue reading

2-Approaches-on-Uptime-Calculation
14
Feb
2012
Lucian Daniliuc

Two Approaches on Uptime Calculation

We’ve recently received questions about how do we calculate the uptime shown in our reports, so it seemed like a cool topic to show up here. Uptime usually means the percentage of the time while the service was up, calculated by minutes. Things are usually… continue reading

Virtual Private Servers (VPS) and reliability under load
30
Jan
2012
Lucian Daniliuc

Virtual Private Servers (VPS) and reliability under load

Since a few years ago, all internet systems that require more than just simple hosting solutions, usually choose to acquire a monthly subscription of a Virtual Private Server. Virtual Private Servers work this way: there is a special software on powerful hardware that have the… continue reading

Beanstalkd, for smart queueing
16
Jan
2012
Lucian Daniliuc

Beanstalkd, for smart queueing

As a service that checks really large quantities of websites, email servers, DNS, ping and other services, we use beanstalkd for queueing. The advantages of beanstalkd are: very simple, it’s protocol is based on memcached’s protocol; very fast, in-memory queueing; no extra IO on your… continue reading