One of our customers is running our ECMSquared Email server solution and recently decided they had outgrown the platform it was installed on. Mailbox access was slow, webmail was slow and it felt constantly overloaded.
When planning for an upgrade like this you have to allot for not only […]
I was at the datacenter we are moving out of this evening rearranging power connections for some straggler customers so I could free up some power feeds. As part of that process I was unplugging and replugging power supplies in a load balanced set of MacMinis and I went to turn one of them back […]
We have a Dell PowerEdge 2450 laying around doing nothing, and my friend asked to set up a server for him so he has a dedicated system to do some Drupal work. I said, no problem….. Boy was I in for it.
I downloaded the Server ISO and burned it. After upgrading the RAM from […]
If you will be in the DFW area at the end of July, please come see the talk I will be giving at the 3rd session of the PHP track onÂ Building Scalable PHP Web Applications.
The conference will be at the University of Texas at Dallas on July […]
I gave a presentation to the Dallas PHP user group on May 11, 2010 on Creating Scalable PHP Web Applications.
Download the presentation in PDF.
Here is a basic outline:
Introduction Traditional Single Server and Dedicated DB-2 Server data flows. What does it mean […]
We have a development server for a client that was recently upgraded from Tiger Server to Leopard Server. This system holds the subversion repository and the staging sites for their hosted application. One of the configured pieces is that whenever someone commits into the SVN repository, we have a post-commit hook that sends a message […]
A client needs to have a Site to Site VPN between a server at their office and a NetScreen at their colo.
I did a fresh new install of Leopard Server fully and cleanly updated to 10.5.8 running on a G4 MacMini to make sure I can configure both sides properly.
My test Server […]
We have some Windows-based servers that we colocate for some clients.
We’ve always insisted that those devices sit behind some sort of protection and for a long time, we’ve used a Cisco 2621 asÂ a screening router for a smaller subnet of our main address space. Any traffic that wanted to reach the protected IPs […]
The new G4 MacMini with the SSD is running beautifully. However, there is one little detail I’d like to take care of to help prolong the life of the SSD: disable the atime updating in the file system.
When we build out Linux servers, one of the configuration changes […]
This is a continuation of the saga of helping a customer of ours with their MySQL on Windows issues.
The basic premise is that MySQL 5 running under Windows has problems with large numbers of connections/open files.
We initially presented our client with 2 choices […]
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