Deploying your application or web site can be a difficult process. In most cases, it involves multiple complicated steps, a long documentation process and constant emails to tell your team what was deployed. It’s also a very manual process, prone to mistakes or errors. That’s why having an automated process to deploy your application is critical.
A question that we get here at Rackspace is, “How many servers do I need to handle all my holiday traffic?” It is a pretty difficult question to answer because of all of the different variables. Because of the cost-effective nature of the cloud, one answer might be to overprovision and have extra resources to make sure that you site can handle a large amount of traffic. However, there is another way that not a lot of people think about: serving your landing page off of our Content Delivery Network (CDN).
Joomla is one of the most awesome pieces of software out there, and there are four main reasons that it excites me and why I continue contributing to the Joomla community and an advocating for this CMS.
Often times Rackspace customers and potential customers ask me about the best way to stream video on their Joomla site. This depends on how many users they plan to stream the video to along with how large the file might be. These are some of the technical considerations that you need to think of before mapping out your Joomla environment.
Rackspace Cloud Files has leveraged the power of the Akamai CDN to deliver content over the world’s most expansive network. This gives each customer the opportunity to have their CDN logs delivered, but that’s about as far as Rackspace will take you. Unfortunately, we find that customers crave more data around their CDN usage, and more importantly, data that’s easily consumable. Until now, we haven’t been able to easily serve that need. Enter Qloudstat…
You just aired a commercial during the Big Game and are about to get blitzed with traffic to your website. John and Jerry give you play-by-play analysis on how to make sure your web config scores a touchdown. For more in depth information, be sure to check out our previous post that details the importance of a (1) Static Home Page, (2) Team of Web Nodes, (3) Database Replication, (4) Caching Your Content and (5) Load Balancing Your Config.