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Archive for April, 2009

Breathe new life into a bogged-down CoyotePoint Load Balancer with DSR

Posted by Irving Popovetsky on April 7th, 2009

Let me start by saying this:   I am not a fan of CoyotePoint load balancers.    My support experiences so far have all been atrocious.   The system architecture is a cheap imitation of F5’s BigIP architecture from a decade ago which constantly limits me.    I’m convinced that people only buy these things because they’re cheap.
I’ve been [...]

Lesson learned: High traffic Wordpress Site Operation

Posted by Irving Popovetsky on April 7th, 2009

I recently had the pleasure of helping out with a Wordpress blog which had gone supernova.   Within hours of being linked to from several major news sites,  the server couldn’t stay up for 10 minutes without something terrible happening.
Unfortunately, Wordpress isn’t setup for high performance operation out of the box.  Each page request is very [...]