Archive for September, 2015

Custom PHP Script to Improve the Functioning of the Route53

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In our previous post we discussed why we built a 3 Node MySQL Cluster. Our client used Amazon’s Route53 to monitor the site and divert traffic in case of issues on any single location.
Problem:
The Route53 was frequently reporting false positives on regular health checks of the application. It was due to excessive queries and overload of content by the application on the web servers. The web servers were there fore not able to load the required content in …

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Redmine Plugin To Import A List Of Issues From Csv File

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Our NOC Team was required to set up a dedicated Redmine Server for the Company of one of our clients. All existing project related issues provided to us in the csv file were also to be uploaded to the dedicated Redmine Server. Redmine is a free essential online open-source tool for project management and problem-tracking offering great utility to the users to manage wide range of projects and sub projects at the same time owing to its dynamic nature.
Implementation:  
It was quite …

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Custom Linux Amazon Machine Images

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Amazon has a great collection of EC2 instance types. However, most of them are generic OS installations which are sometimes not enough to give space to other Amazon features e.g. auto-scaling for a sudden surge in traffic. In such situations, a Linux AMI can be customized or created from scratch so that it is ready to be deployed whenever an up-scale event is triggered.
There are two approaches to creating an AMI image:
1- Modify An Existing AMI:
This approach …

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Control Panel In Web Hosting

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Control Panel in web hosting is a web-based utility (free or paid) that allows administrators and/or users to manage almost all the tasks from GUI (Graphical User Interface) based interface with the support of CLI (Command Line Interface). Most control panels include a basic set of features which includes DNS Management, Email System Management, FTP Management, Backup Management, Database Management and Logs Management.
Problem:
Without a control panel, it would be very difficult and time taking to setup/use all the services …

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