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Scaling web applications: Part 3 – Horizontal Scaling

Till now we have tried to extract more and more meat out of a single machine (vertical scaling) i e adding faster¬†CPU, more RAM, SSD and adding certain tools Varnish cache to enable us to handle more traffic. This has a limit to it ,depending on the architecture of the application that needs to be […]

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Scaling web applications: Part 2- Caching Strategy

So now your site is handling a rush of traffic; I am assuming you have a VPS/dedicated server and you have added more RAM & CPU cores to your server and hit a peak point there.And of course you have setup a CDN much before you landed at this junction. Your web server (ideally nginx) […]

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Scaling web applications: Part 1- Why use a CDN

We have been struggling to scale our applications and felt the need to add a real world perspective to the whole process of scaling up web applications. This post forms part of a series, devised to explore and lay down the nuts and bolts of the using different ¬†tools and processes to handle scaling web […]