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eBook review: Web scaling vol. 1

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The Web scaling vol. 1 eBook is meant to help you scale your website running on Linux from one server up to four load balanced servers. Open Source software is used to assist you in monitoring, profiling and creating various redundant server architectures:

  • sysstat
  • munin
  • strace
  • memcached
  • nginx
  • keepalived
  • HAProxy
  • etc.

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Web server clustering

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A cluster is a group of two or more independent servers operating as a single system. Using a cluster rather than a single server as powerful as the sum of the independent servers offers benefits:

  • Increase the availability
  • Facilitate the rise in system load
  • Allow for load distribution
  • Allow the use of low-cost servers

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