Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Data Today

moving main hosting server to a cluster

The last week has been a lot of setting up virtual machines and services on the new mytech server system which will be several virtual boxes rather then one server. The mail server, web server, database... 


High Availability Server Setup

Today and the last week or so has been dedicated to creating a robust high availability server array. After previous run ins with Varnish and Apache with MySQL tuning, etc. I was becoming quite familiar... 


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Programming

Sublime Text 3 – IDE worth using

After years of dabbling with “Integrated Development Environments” IDE’s,  like Komodo Edit and Eclipse and sticking with the free versions, I have found one worth buying. Paid for my... 


Cryptocurrency, exchanges, APIs, etc.

I have spent much of my hobby time in the last year developing a toolset to monitor cryptocurrency exchange data for trading. Exchanges like Mt.Gox, BTC-E and BITSTAMP have APIs to use their data and interact... 


postfix, dovecot, mysql

Getting dovecot imap server and postfix mail server to play friendly together off a mysql backend was quite the task. Now that it is done I am happy with the results, we can have members manage their emails... 


Upgrading my backup system to duplicity

Well its been a while since I reviewed what people are doing to backup their systems, so I went into research mode to find a better backup system then I am using. I have been using BSD dump to another... 


Adding Varnish to speed up a slow web site

A recent MyTech job involved importing 26 wordpress sites to mytechsolutions.com servers. Once we got them setup, my client and I were very distraught when the web was creeping like a slug! Like, 15 to... 


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Fly ON the WALL

AHH Computers!!!

This computer business is looking pretty stressful. I am glad I am just a simple living fly that gets to observe things. Things tend to go wrong then the computer smart people come in and fix them! It makes my head spin! The atmosphere is a little bit stressful when the work piles up. I am gonna fly to another part of the house and do my fly stuff!!  Read More →


Jopa at work

Watching Jopa do computer programming is like watching people talk in another language. The programing codes don’t really make sense to most people, but it gets your sites fixed and working properly! Computer language is pretty confusing to me, all the different codes, colors, numbers and slashes, but what do I know I’m just a fly on the... [Read more of this review]


mytech custom framework

All this talk around here about our in-house custom framwork makes me dizzy. AKA “Jopawurx”, it seems to be all the rage, most high end sites created around here use it as their foundation and everyone says it makes creating web apps super clean and quick.  Read More →


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Resources

nginx

nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev.  Read More →


Varnish Cache

Varnish Cache is a web application accelerator also known as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. You install it in front of any server that speaks HTTP and configure it to cache the contents. Varnish Cache is really, really fast. It typically speeds up delivery with a factor of 300 – 1000x, depending on your architecture. view varnish wikpediai page  Read More →


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