What is a Service Mesh?

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MySQL Performance: How To Leverage MySQL Database Indexing

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Throughout this tutorial, we will cover some of the fundamentals of indexing. As part of the MySQL series, we will introduce capabilities of MySQL indexing and the role it plays in optimizing database performance. Liquid Web recommends consulting with a DBA before making any changes to your production level application.

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Troubleshooting Microsoft SQL Server Error 18456

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Login errors with Microsoft SQL Server (MSSQL) are a fairly common issue and can be easily solved with some basic troubleshooting steps. Before we dig in, let’s take a look at the details of the error to try and determine the cause.

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An Introduction to Firewalld

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In some ways, firewalld on systemd systems is easier to manage and configure than iptables. There are, for the most part, no long series of chains, jumps, accepts and denies that you need to memorize to get firewalld up and running in a basic configuration. The rules are simple and straightforward, but there is no reason you cannot still have all the power that iptables afforded.

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MySQL Performance: Identifying Long Queries

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Every MySQL backed application can benefit from a finely tuned database server. The Liquid Web Heroic Support team has encountered numerous situations over the years when some minor adjustments have made a world of difference in website and application performance. In this series of articles, we have outlined some of the more common recommendations that have had the largest impact on performance.

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How to Install Squid Proxy Server on Ubuntu 16.04

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A Squid Proxy Server is a feature-rich web server application that provides both reverse proxy services and caching options for websites. This provides a noticeable speedup of sites and allows for reduced load times when being utilized.

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How to Enable Piped Logging in Apache

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Apache by default logs data directly to log files. While this isn’t a bad thing, it is not your only option. Both Apache 1.x and Apache 2.x bring with them the option of enabling something called “Piped Logging”, though cPanel will only allow you to enable it for version 2.x.

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Apache Performance Tuning: Swap Memory

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Before we get into the details of Apache tuning, we need to understand what happens when a VPS server or Dedicated server goes unresponsive due to a poorly optimized configuration.

An over-tuned server is one that is configured to allow more simultaneous requests (ServerLimit) than the server’s hardware can manage. Servers set in this manner have a tipping point, and once reached, the server will become stuck in a perpetual swapping scenario. Meaning the Kernel is stuck rapidly reading and writing data to and from the system swap file.

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How to Install Apache on a Windows Server

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When looking to host websites or services from a Windows server, there are several options to consider. It is worth reviewing the strengths and weaknesses of each server type to determine which one is most likely to meet your particular needs before you spend the time installing and configuring a web service.

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What is Configuration Management?

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Configuration management is the process by which a company or organization defines and tracks the state of its infrastructural resources. Encapsulated in those resources are both physical hardware and software. It is a means to ensure that when changes are made to a system, those changes are tracked, geared toward the ultimate predefined criteria of what state should be.

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