Best cPanel Alternatives

The new pricing from cPanel has made several server owners to think about switching to alternate web hosting control panels. When there is a number of alternatives with almost matching features and support functionality from our team, why should a business entity stick on to one control panel provider? Cpanel has changed their plan [...]

2019-09-06T10:35:06+05:30September 5th, 2019|Server Management|0 Comments

Cloud Monitoring Tools

As there are more potential benefits of moving an infrastructure to the cloud, there is a significant rise in the adoption of cloud monitoring and management tools. These tools help businesses manage cloud operations seamlessly and deliver uninterrupted cloud services to the end users. A very few advantages of Cloud monitoring tools are as [...]

Case Study: Varnish Load Balancer for 1 Million Visitors

Recently, we had to setup Varnish load balancer for a website having 1 Million visitors per day. Provisioning load balancer based on this scale is a challenging task. We need to do several benchmarking tests in order to reach our optimum solution. Let us see how we did the load balancer setup for supporting [...]

Why upgrade to VMware VSphere 6.7

VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology that was started in 1998 according to Gartner Quadrant 2018.vSphere 6.7 is the latest release by VMware and continues to evolve each day by introducing several capabilities to enhance connection and secure heterogeneous environments. In this article, we cover what you need [...]

2019-08-26T11:18:52+05:30November 2nd, 2018|Server Management|0 Comments

Case Study: WebSockets with AWS Autoscaling

Customer Problem The client was facing frequent downtime and heavy resource usages on his website hosted in Amazon AWS instance. So he needs to ensure High Availability ( HA ) for his website. The client's requirement was to setup a loadbalancer to ensure high avaliablity and also he needed caching for faster content [...]

2019-08-26T11:28:20+05:30September 27th, 2018|Server Administration, Server Management|0 Comments

PowerDNS Authoritative Server with DNSSEC

PowerDNS is a free and open source DNS server with great features. The GUI is very handy and easy to manage. It has commands to manipulate the DNS records and zones. It supports all Linux platforms. Let's see how to install PowerDNS authoritative server with DNSSEC. You need a fresh Linux server. Recommended configuration - [...]

VMWare Automation Tools

"Will automation replace today’s system administrators? Well, it is the skilful use of these tools that will foster their credibility." Introduction Virtualization is meant to ease the life of a system administrator, physical and hardware infrastructure that created a lot of bottlenecks have been eliminated over the years. However, [...]

VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware Cloud on AWS is a unified Software Define Data Centre (SDDC) platform that integrates vSAN, VMware vSphere, and NSX virtualization technologies. It is optimized to run on a very flexible, dedicated, bare-metal Amazon Web Services infrastructure and offers a variety of AWS services including functionalities, elasticity, and security. The vSphere allows administrators to operate [...]

VMware NSX Overview: Security Use Case

VMware NSX is as a product of the Software Defined Data Centre (SDDC) which provides a network virtualization platform that uses micro-segmentation to define fine-grained security in the data center. Virtualization with NSX duplicates Layer 2 to Layer 7 of the Networking model which allows for complex and multiple tier network topologies setups in [...]

VMware vSphere High Availability

vSphere HA is a recommended low-cost ESX’s feature that monitors virtual machines in a resource pool and detects downtime. In cases of downtimes, it powers on the virtual machines using resources on another host within the same cluster. The powering on is possible since the virtual machine disk (VMDK) are all kept within a [...]