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.

The document is divided in three distinct sections. The first two chapters explain how to configure monitoring and profiling tools. The next section presents six different server architectures and explains their advantages and shortcomings. Finally, the third section provides hands on examples on how to install the required software for all server architectures given in the previous section. How to configure the software and manipulate your Linux system through scripts and commands is also explained.

All the examples are written for the Debian Linux operating system (Lenny v5.0 version). If you use a different Linux OS, you will need to adapt the commands and the scripts accordingly. Therefore, intermediate skills in system administration are required if you intend to use a different OS than Debian to implement the recipes given in this eBook. If you are using Debian, beginner skills are sufficient.

Product Details

  • Author: Alex Williams
  • PDF: 51 pages
  • Publisher: Scaling Experts; First Edition, v1.1 (July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-2-924017-00-5

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