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
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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
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
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
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