Installing ClusterControl with an existing cluster and Nginx

ClusterControl is a comprehensive tool for managing and monitoring MySQL and MongoDb clusters, more information can be found here. ClusterControl comes with some great scripts for automating deployment, however there…

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Backend server host name as a custom header with Nginx

When using load balanced web servers it's often useful to know which server processed the request. There is a simple unobtrusive method to achieve this with the Nginx web server.…

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Showing the correct client IP in logs and scripts when using Nginx behind a reverse proxy

I've noticed when it comes to use of reverse proxies such as HAProxy to serve high availability websites that many people seem to struggle to get the real client IP…

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Web server benchmark PHP - Apache vs Nginx vs Lighttpd

This is a quick benchmark of the 3 major *nix web servers, to see which gives the best performance. Test system Hardware: vps247 cloud VPS node, 512Mb ram. Software: Ubuntu…

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