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Mitigating the Thundering Herd Problem at PBS with NGINX

This post is adapted from a presentation delivered at nginx.conf 2016 by Mike Howsden of PBS Digital. You can view a recording of the presentation on YouTube. Introduction 0:56 The proxy_cache_use_stale Directive 1:33 What Is Thundering Herd? 2:48 Two Servers 3:22 The Python Code 3:38 No Cache 4:05 10‑Second Cache 4:55 More Load 5:03 Even More Load 5:49…

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Maximizing Python Performance with NGINX, Part 1: Web Serving and Caching

Introduction – How NGINX is Used with Python Python is famous for being easy and fun to use, for making software development easier, and for runtime performance that is said to exceed other scripted languages. (Though the latest version of PHP, PHP 7, may give Python a run for its money.) Everyone wants their website and application…

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Maximizing PHP 7 Performance with NGINX, Part 1: Web Serving and Caching

Introduction – How NGINX is Used with PHP PHP is the most popular way to create a server‑side Web application, with roughly 80% market share. (ASP.net is a distant second, and Java an even more distant third.) The PHP universe includes a multitude of PHP frameworks; the most popular include Laravel, Phalcon, and Symfony 2. PHP is…

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Maximizing Drupal 8 Performance with NGINX, Part 2: Caching and Load Balancing

This post is adapted from a webinar hosted on January 20, 2016 by Floyd Smith and Faisal Memon of NGINX, Inc. It is the second of two parts, and is focused on caching and using NGINX as a load balancer. The first part focuses on site architecture and configuring NGINX for Drupal 8. You can also view the complete webinar on…

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8 Tips for Drupal 8 Performance

Editor – For more on maximizing Drupal 8 performance with NGINX, watch our webinar on demand, Maximizing Drupal 8 Performance with NGINX. You can read a transcript of the webinar in two parts: Architecture and Configuration and Caching and Load Balancing. [blockquote author="David Wheeler"]All problems in computer science can be solved by another level of indirection. Drupal is a…

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Using NGINX and NGINX Plus for Load Balancing Apache Tomcat Servers

NGINX and NGINX Plus are commonly used to enhance performance and fault tolerance by acting as a load balancer for many application servers, including Apache TomcatTM. To help customers get the most out of their Tomcat deployments, NGINX, Inc. has published a new deployment guide, Using NGINX and NGINX Plus to Load Balance Apache Tomcat Servers. This…

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Using NGINX and NGINX Plus to Load Balance Oracle WebLogic Server

Oracle WebLogic Server is one of the world’s most popular enterprise-level Java EE platforms. The resilient, event-driven architecture of NGINX and NGINX Plus make them a reliable, scalable, and high-performance solution for effectively load balancing your WebLogic Server applications. The open source NGINX software acts as a reverse proxy, load balancer, and content cache, as well as…

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6 Tips for Better vCloud Air Performance

VMware is the leading company in enterprise virtualization. Among other capabilities, virtualization enables multiple operating systems to run simultaneously on the same hardware. For example, you can run Windows and Linux at the same time on the same server, or run Windows on your Mac laptop. For application owners and developers, virtualization separates the application…

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Maximizing Black Friday Performance

[blockquote author="Sun Tzu, The Art of War"]In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity A typical eretailer gets nearly a quarter of its yearly revenue between Thanksgiving and Christmas. For many online stores, the two busiest days of the year are Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) and the following Cyber Monday, which sees an…

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