Category: Systems

30th anniversary of the first Linux release

Linux: from a hobby to a collaborative tech revolution

September 17th, 2021 is the 30th anniversary of Linux. Linux was first released as a free operating system kernel on September 17th, 1991. What started as “just a hobby” for Linus Torvalds became the kernel of the GNU OS and one of the world’s most important operating systems. Linux’s history from 1991 to 2021 Linus

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Legacy systems

What is a legacy system?

A legacy system is an old or out-dated system, technology or software application that continues to be used by an organization because it still performs the functions it was initially intended to do. Generally, legacy systems no longer have support and maintenance and they are limited in terms of growth. However, they cannot easily be

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95th percentile, metering method for bandwidth usage

What is the 95th percentile bandwidth metering method?

The 95th percentile bandwidth metering method, also known as “burstable billing”, is the most effective method used for metering and billing bandwidth usage. That is probably why it has become a standard among most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) worldwide. This flexible method avoids penalizing customers for data transfer peaks and helps providers reduce their infrastructure

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secure connection with VPN

What is a VPN, how does it work and what is it used for?

A VPN or Virtual Private Network provides online security, privacy and anonymity. It is an excellent tool for protecting daily digital activities, both business and personal. From something as simple as sending an email to connecting to the dashboard of your company’s cloud environment without it being accessible over the Internet. In this article, we

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Popular Linux distributions

19 popular Linux distributions

In the following list, we have gathered some of the most popular Linux distributions and some growing distros too. GNU/Linux operating systems are Unix-like and open source, and based on the Linux kernel. Among the long list of Linux distributions, there are a number of distros that clearly stand out among the others — in

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DevOps and DevSecOps

DevOps and DevSecOps: Agile software development

DevOps and DevSecOps are work methodologies that aim to release better software, faster. They focus on the collaboration between software development and IT operations departments to increase agility in development and deployment processes. Based on the same philosophy, there is also “DataOps”. To speed up processes across departments, DevOps, DevSecOps and DataOps are based on

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Build a highly-available ecommerce with Magento

Set up an eCommerce site with Magento for high availability

Setting up an eCommerce site with Magento for high availability is essential for making the most of this platform; leader in the development of high-traffic eCommerce sites. A suitable IT infrastructure, a specialized development team, a good system administration team and 24/7 monitoring are some of the keys to success. In this article we will

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Most used web servers

Which are the most used web servers?

Apache and Nginx are undoubtedly the two most used web servers worldwide. Each of them holds about a third of the market. According to W3Techs’ statistics, Apache holds about 34% of the market and Nginx about 33%, while according to Netcraft’s data, Nginx holds about 35% and Apache about 26%. This list includes some of

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Set up WordPress in a high availability infrastructure

How to set up a High-Availability WordPress website

Relying on a High-Availability infrastructure is key for many projects; no matter if it is an eCommerce site, a website, an online newspaper or a blog based on WordPress. In this post, we will focus on how to set up a High-Availability WordPress website. Setting up a redundant infrastructure for WordPress When setting up a

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Release PHP 8 (PHP major update)

PHP 8: release features and improvements

The last version of the PHP language, PHP 8, was released on November 26, 2020. This last major update includes many new features and significant optimizations, compared with previous versions. The development of the 8th version of PHP has been focused on creating new functionalities. Named arguments, attributes, constructor properties and JIT are some of

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