How to install OpenLiteSpeed on Ubuntu 20.04/19.10/19.04

OpenLiteSpeed (OLS) is one of the fastest web servers around and can support hundreds of thousands of concurrent connections. Its runs in Unix like systems and is built as an…

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A comparison of web servers: Apache, Nginx, LiteSpeed and Microsoft IIS

A web server is a software that responds to clients requests over the world wide web. A client (e.g browser) sends a request for information and the web server responds…

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How to Install OpenLiteSpeed on Centos 7

OpenLiteSpeed (OLS) is one of the fastest web servers available in the market today. Here, we’ll show you how to install OLS from its repository in Centos7.6, configure PHP and…

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Use Case: Horizontal Scaling vs Vertical Scaling with Nginx

When deploying high traffic sites/web apps, often times you’ll be faced with a dilemma on whether to use horizontal scaling or vertical scaling. Horizontal scaling is the use of several…

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Overview of Load Balancing with Nginx

Load balancing is a way of distributing traffic to computing resources such as servers or other network components. The technique is primarily used to improve performance: by increasing concurrency and…

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How to create a HTTP load balancer with Nginx

Introduction A load balancer is simply a piece of hardware or software that distributes traffic between two or more servers (upstream/backend servers). Load balancing is a common technique used to…

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How to secure PHP for WordPress

WordPress is a Content Management System that runs on PHP and MySQL. It the most popular CMS used worldwide and as such, is targeted most by attackers. In a previous…

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How to harden Apache Web Server on Centos 7

Apache is the most popular web server used in the internet. It is ideal for most situations and allows flexibility for shared environments through the use of .htaccess file. This…

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How to create a local domain for XAMPP in Centos 7/RHEL 7

Instead of using the local domain localhost for your local development environment, you may create a custom domain name, named anything else and use it instead. In this example, we…

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How to create a Web server using Nginx on Centos 7

In our project, the web server will be running on Nginx. Of course Apache is another great web server, but here, I’ll use Nginx v1.12.2. If you’d like the Apache…

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