As I mentioned on Friday, I've recently built a multi-server web hosting environment around lighttpd, MySQL, and Ubuntu Linux. Ironically, my lighttpd web server slowed to a crawl that very evening! It turns out that I had not properly tuned lighttpd to function in a Linux environment. I was surprised to find that the Ubuntu package did not include basic Linux settings! I … [Read more...] about Tuning Lighttpd For Linux
Archives for June 2009
The last few weeks have been tough on my web servers. The release of iPhone OS 3.0 tripled my site traffic overnight as folks investigate the new Exchange integration features, and traffic to IT commentary site, Gestalt IT, which I also host, has been growing rapidly. Plus, Google just refreshed PageRank again, sending even more visitors my way. I had switched from Dreamhost … [Read more...] about Setting Up a Multi-Server Web Hosting Environment
The race to ship a 500 GB mobile hard disk drive unit was heated last year. Hitachi was first to announce a fat 12.5 mm drive in January, but Samsung and Western Digital fought a pitched battle through the second half of the year to produce serious volume in a the slim 9.5 mm 2-platter form factor. 320 GB and 500 GB became common in the first half of 2009, with vendors adding a … [Read more...] about Seagate Surpasses 500 GB In 2.5 Inches
I'm really looking forward to joining the CloudCamp "unconference" movement, and will be heading to Columbus, Ohio, at the end of this month for my first Camp! … [Read more...] about Join Me At CloudCamp Columbus, June 30, 2009!
Along with native over-the-air CalDAV and ICS support, iPhone OS 3.0 also introduces LDAP integration. Although LDAP is somewhat less common than the calendaring features, it still has a significant share of the directory market and is found in all sorts of products. Home users are unlikely to encounter it, since Google, Yahoo, MobileMe, and the like don't use LDAP, but … [Read more...] about How To Access LDAP Directories In iPhone OS 3.0