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1answer
102 views

Do server responses become serial on parallel requests?

Let us have a web-application, served by Nginx, listening to port 80. When two or more users try to access some URL of that application, which response takes lot of time. For example, ten users try ...
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2answers
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How many VMs is too many? [closed]

I have a server with two 2.6GHz quad core processors and 32GB of RAM (along with pleanty of storage). I have a Django app which I intend to run on this server, and I'd like to set up (using VMWare) 2 ...
2
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1answer
120 views

Web application deployment - checkout or not

When deploying a Python web application what are the pros and cons of using the following methods to deploy the application: Use the VCS to make a checkout on the server Use FTP/SSH/rsync to ...
0
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3answers
72 views

VPS for each webapp?

I'm trying to understand how to use the VPS and how to use the resources I have. I need to run several webapps, each on a separate domain. I have 1 dedicated server. Should I split it to different ...
4
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3answers
184 views

Best practices to update a live web service

I am always curious about how large-scale live web application updates are done. Since the application is live, that is why it complicates everything -you should not down your service and at the same ...
2
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1answer
183 views

What would be the easiest way to host an intranet Mono web application?

I've just finished migrating a lightweight Microsoft® .NET™ web application to Mono and now I'm looking for a straight-forward way to host such development on a (perhaps virtualized) Ubuntu 10.10 ...
3
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2answers
3k views

What are the best strategies for scaling up my web application to be able to cope with a large volume of users?

I want to get some advice / best practices for how to go about developing a strategy for scaling up my a web application. I waffle on a bit here and show my limited knowledge but want to fill in my ...
0
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1answer
113 views

Hosting two web applications on same server

Without giving all the details, I'm trying to set up (via apache) two web applications that will be served from the same (internal development) server. Currently I have two VirtualHost directives and ...
2
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1answer
672 views

Tangible benefits of keeping web applications and web server separate?

We develop and maintain web applications; and in our current setup; we are using a three-tier system of database server, application server, and web server. So far, so good. The problem we are ...
0
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2answers
523 views

Execute encrypted files but don't let anybody read them

I want to provide a virtual machine image with an installed web application. The user should be able to boot the vm (don't login, just boot) and a webserver should start automatically. The point is I ...
0
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3answers
1k views

How to provide web access to interact with a file system?

I need to be able to provide web access to interact with a file system (upload/download files). In general people will access these files using sshfs but in a pinch we want people to have web access ...
1
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2answers
349 views

Is it possible to put resource limits on an IIS7 site?

I have a number of different web apps running under IIS7. Is it possible to put limits on one app - for example, limit the number of connections, bandwidth, memory usage and CPU allowed? I need to ...
1
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2answers
723 views

How do I capture and playback http web requests against multiple web servers?

My overall goal is to not interrupt a production system while capturing HTTP Posts to a web application so that I can reverse engineer the telemetry coming from a closed application. I have control ...
2
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6answers
1k views

How do we create fail-over DNS for web services?

I am trying to setup a completely failsafe DNS system. Our web application serving infrastructure is sound with multiple failover servers but DNS is a weak-point for us. We currently tell our domain ...
9
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10answers
1k views

How do you deploy your .NET Web Application? (Recommendations, please!)

We've recently upgraded our ASP.NET Website to a Web Application and we're shocked by the sudden leap in difficulty when deploying it. Considering how common a task this must be, I was wondering what ...
0
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3answers
187 views

Web Application Performance Testing - End User Experience

I currently maintain servers that host a .NET web application for external customers (primarily Microsoft technologies). I would like to find some tools or services that would let me measure web ...
0
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5answers
264 views

IE7 not allowed to access externally hosted web application but works on our server

My company has two identical applications - one on an in-house server, one hosted by a 3rd party hosting company. I'm using IE7 and can successfully access the app on our site. But when I use IE7 to ...
3
votes
3answers
275 views

Is there any overhead in setting up multiple web sites in IIS?

One of our server administrators set up 1 web site per web application. This is mainly to have different host headers per application. (We also create DNS entries per application, allowing the web ...