Apache and Nginx are the two most commonly used open-source web servers in the world. Together they serve over a half of traffic on the internet and run on the majority of the most popular websites on the Internet. You can see the stats for yourself. While Apache and Nginx share many qualities, they are very different in some areas and each excels in its own way and has its own usage scenarios, if we can say so. Continue reading “Apache vs Nginx: what, when and why?” »
When multiple developers work on the same project, they’re changing a shared master development branch at overlapping intervals. This overlap occurs because developers create parallel branches for the work and then merge those branches in, when works on the features are completed. The branches they create for their work all start as identical copies of the master branch. But, as the master branch changes over time, the code on unmerged branches looks less and less like the current code on master. When time comes to integrate the changes into the main codebase, this inevitable divergence can cause lots of challenges that can introduce bugs, create bottlenecks or even bring development to a complete halt. Continue reading “Part 2: What is Continuous Integration ?” »
Docker is a very popular topic of conversation nowadays, and we’re going to break down what it is and what it isn’t and why it’s useful to you.
It’s not feasible to have different computers and servers for every application that we might want to run our interface with. This would be a big waste of resources since not all applications are constantly running at full capacity and most applications don’t need the resources that exist on a modern server. The approach that has been used for a long time to deal with this is called Virtualization.
We’re happy to announce that we’ve started a partnership with CloudFlare – the biggest, the most qualitative and the fastest content delivery network, Internet security and domain name services provider globally! Now you’re able to purchase DDoS protection addon and Web Application Firewall as an addon to our management plans with a kind discount!
Hello everyone! We’d like to present our new weekly availability report look!
Dear clients of ITsyndcate!
The availability report you get every week will look kinda different now. Now you’ll be able to see summary statistics for the current and previous period and average availalbility metric of each host.
Need a simple SSL which will work in all browsers?
You can get it free from Let’s Encrypt, and you won’t even need to get into multi-step slow domain ownership validation which includes waiting for emails and waiting for Certificate Authority (CA) to react to your requests.
Continue reading “AUTOMATED LET’S ENCRYPT SSL INSTALLATION USING ANSIBLE PLAYBOOK” »
ITsyndicate’s Linux system administrators and AWS specialists with more than 10 years of experience have successfully completed pretty much projects of building AWS Environments. Our team is willing to share our best practice of implementing some kind of scaling and load balancing.
For the WordPress installation in Amazon WS farm, a load balancer and standard instance scaling features can be used to achieve proper scalable environment setup. This setup would enable the AWS scalable instance feature to add in more instances serving WordPress to the users, as the demand increases and on the other hand decrease of the amount of costs when the volume of use is lower.
Continue reading “AWS SCALABLE WORDPRESS ENVIRONMENT” »
In our practice we often face the issues such as inefficient level of server security and as a result, servers are frequently penetrated, shell code is uploaded or WordPress is hacked with malware or a virus and that’s why clients’ business may suffer.
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This guide has been written for a competent developer or server administrator to set up the Magento webshop. The installation instructions assume you have fully qualified and recent Ubuntu server at hand, with root access. Besides the tips described in this manual, ITsyndicate’s system administrators and developers elaborated automated installation of Magento websites. Please, contact us to find out more details about automated Magento installation services.
Continue reading “MAGENTO INSTALLATION SERVICES POWERED BY NGINX” »
A year passed since we took our first project and stepped on the way towards becoming a well-known server support company! Last year at the very beginning of this journey there were just two ambitious System Engineers who decided to start a business. And they succeeded. Now, 12 months later, we are proud to say that ITsyndicate is administering about 900 servers, have successfully accomplished over 350 projects and today we have a team of dedicated professionals who constantly work on company growth.
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