Using the ACL in HAProxy for Load Balancing Named Virtual Hosts

Until recently, I wasn’t aware of the ACL system in HAProxy, but once I found it I realized that I have been missing a very important part of load balancing with HAProxy! While the full configuration settings available for the ACL are listed in the configuration doc, the below example includes the basics that you’ll […]

How to Copy or Move a Joomla Website

Intro If you manage one or more Joomla websites, eventually you’ll have to move them elsewhere. It’s pretty much fact.¬†Performance requirements will change, you’ll find better pricing elsewhere, your dedicated server died, etc. There are a few options most people have to choose from: FTP client and phpMyAdmin method (aka the long, boring method) SSH/Shell […]

Improve Scalability and Performance in ASP.NET Apps

If you’re looking to scale out ASP.NET applications, here is an interesting article that goes into length on important aspects to improve performance for .NET applications in high-traffic environments. The article covers the following topics: Optimizing the ASP.NET pipeline system ASP.NET, AJAX caching, and what you need to know Deploying ASP.NET from a staging to […]

Cloud Hosting – Scaling Websites the Easy Way

One often has to make a choice when it comes to website hosting. You weigh the variables and decide on the best solution for your hosting needs. Cloud hosting makes this decision a WHOLE lot easier. Let’s break it down. Price. You want to get the best deal possible. Shared hosting probably comes to mind […]

How-to Backup Joomla! 1.5 to Amazon S3 with Jets3t

Introduction to backing up a Joomla website to Amazon S3 storage using Jets3t. We all know backups are important. I’ve found what I consider a pretty good backup solution using Amazon S3. It’s super cheap, your backups are in a secure location, and you can get to them from anywhere. For my backup solution, I’m […]

Dreamhost Hosting Review

Soon after I opened my own Dreamhost account, my company needed an external hosting environment for Joomla instances, and I recommended Dreamhost. I mentioned it supported unlimited domains, MySQL databases, etc., and had a large amount of space/bandwidth for any of our sub-projects within the company. They even have a One-click install for Joomla! It […]

Run ASP.NET on Non-Standard Page Extensions

If you have ever wanted to convert an existing HTML-based website to an ASP.NET website, but you didn’t like the idea of losing the “page rank” of those pages, I have the solution. Recently, a friend asked for help on this subject, and since we couldn’t find sufficient information online, I am putting the steps […]