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Eliran Ouzan

Eliran Ouzan

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Eliran Ouzan is the Co. Founder and designer of HostAdvice and also owns Moonshot Marketing LTD, a leading web design & development firm and was a member at GreenPeace.

Widely known for his pixel-perfect and high conversion rate web designs. Over the course of his web experience he experimeneted with over 200 web hosting companies and have a superior knowledge on what defines a good hosting company.

The Three Pillars of GitOps: Pipelines, Observability, & Source Control

The Three Pillars of GitOps: Pipelines, Observability, & Source Control

Weaveworks Cloud & Flux - Git Version Control for Automated Kubernetes Web Server Configuration

According to Alexis Richardson, co-founder/CEO of Weaveworks, and William Denniss, project manager at Google Cloud Platform, GitOps are "modern best practices for high velocity app development using cloud native tools." With GitOps, web server configuration is regarded as code and subject to version control, where Git operates "as a single source of truth for the whole system." GitOps depends on completely automated software delivery pipelines, with 24/7 monitoring and observability "baked into the beginning," where data security is of "critical importance. Everything has to be version controlled and stored in a single source of truth from which you can recover." In Agile development teams, Terraform, Spinnaker, Puppet, & Ansible are currently popular for web server script automation using Git for disk image prints with Docker & Kubernetes on public cloud hosts for CI/CD requirements in project management. Weaveworks has developed a number of cloud platforms that address the software development & web server hosting pipeline holistically such as Weave Cloud, Weave Flux, and integrated AWS container management products. GitOps allows developers to make hundreds of small changes per day to running websites & mobile applications in live production rather than rolling out monolithic upgrades. YAML is used to build declarative infrastructure statements that can be repeated and implemented as standards for cloud network automation. In GitOps, diff alerts & pull requests are managed through decentralized networks of programmers in Agile teams from any office location using Git, increasing management flexibility in hiring and worker productivity times. GitOps has now become standard in web/mobile app development for enterprise corporations, start-up companies, non-profits, government agencies, & SMEs worldwide.

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Decoupled Drupal: Auto-Scaling Kubernetes, RHEL, OpenShift, NGINX, Varnish, & Redis with Lagoon

Decoupled Drupal: Auto-Scaling Kubernetes, RHEL, OpenShift, NGINX, Varnish, & Redis with Lagoon

Cloud Data Centers & Decoupled Drupal CMS Hosting: Support for 100+ Million Monthly Views

The Decoupled Drupal Days summit took place in New York this month representing some of the most advanced re-architecting of the CMS for cloud & mobile optimization in the third-party developer ecosystem. Featured presentations of "Headless Architecture with the Multi-Tenant Platform" were presented by technicians from Chromatic & Meredith, while Mark Llobrera of Bluecadet spoke on "Drupal Unhitched: The CMS in Decoupled Architectures." According to Llobrera, a decoupled CMS is "an architecture for websites and applications where the CMS is not used to render the user-facing site or application." With Drupal 8 as an example, React, Express, Storybook, Webpack, or Gatsby can be used for building pages with JavaScript & Node.js rather than Drupal CMS theme files. Drupal or Magento Commerce PHP variables can be loaded in JavaScript templates similar to serverless or FaaS methods with Drupal operating in "headless" mode. This framework is a fairly radical re-write of Drupal around the core theme layer & monolithic/vertical MySQL reliance, but decoupled Drupal solutions are gaining popularity in professional web development agencies. Drupal & Magento can be integrated for cloud eCommerce applications using decoupled CMS methodologies. For scaling Drupal to billions of annual page views, decoupled CMS architecture allows for the deployment of Docker, Kubernetes, & OpenStack solutions together in data centers. The Lagoon platform from Amazee.io builds cloud web hosting solutions for decoupled Drupal with Node.js features.

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When to Choose the Plesk Web Hosting?

When to Choose the Plesk Web Hosting?

The Most Popular Web Panel for Windows Hosting

The Plesk hosting control panel is one of the two most widely used web hosting control panels on the market. It features a slick modern user interface, Windows support, and excellent 3rd party application support including security applications such as fail2ban.

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Caddy Server, Let’s Encrypt, & Cattle Migration: Rancher to Adopt Kubernetes Native Orchestration

Caddy Server, Let’s Encrypt, & Cattle Migration: Rancher to Adopt Kubernetes Native Orchestration

Easy HTTPS Server Settings for Caddy Boosts Users - RancherOS to Abandon Cattle

The Caddy web server package is one of the strongest trending new entries into the data center landscape this year with user rates skyrocketing due to the low installation footprint & ease of configuring HTTPS with Let's Encrypt SSL/TLS certificates. Caddy can be automated with a three line configuration file that makes container orchestration at enterprise scale more efficient. Caddy can be optimized as stack software for loading cloud SaaS/PaaS applications from containers. RancherOS announced this week that they would be discontinuing their own proprietary Cattle application for container orchestration and replacing it with a Kubernetes-native approach. This requires some existing applications using Cattle to be ported & re-coded for future upgrades. Cattle was not adopted widely in data centers globally and has been overrun by Kubernetes market share in the cloud orchestration engine sector. RancherOS will seek to continue popularity as a Docker container solution by specializing in Kubernetes integration with the core distribution package. Systems administrators & web/mobile app developers will be recommended to follow developments in the Rancher ecosystem for using their low-footprint Linux OS in containers. Deploying Caddy is a great solution where multiple domain names or sub-domains need free encryption support on a web server or for Software Defined Networking (SDN) between multi-cloud hardware elements in support of dependent microformat installs.

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Zend Server 2018: PHP 7.2 Support & Framework Comparison

Zend Server 2018: PHP 7.2 Support & Framework Comparison

New Release Supports 80+ Extensions w/ Competition from Symfony, Laravel, CakePHP, & CodeIgniter

The latest release of Zend Server 2018 shipped this month with new support for PHP 7.2 on websites. The main advantage of the Zend Server 2018 package is a suite of integrated developer tools for PHP programmers. Currently, Zend Server's position as the industry-leading PHP web programming standard for software development is being challenged by other companies such as Symfony, Laravel, CakePHP, CodeIgniter, & the Yii PHP framework. Zend Server offers the ability to run PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) on Linux for some speed & hardware efficiency advantages at scale. This feature is common in many shared Linux hosting platforms running CentOS & CloudLinux with cPanel to multiple users. One of the main PHP development tools packaged with Zend Server 2018 is Z-Ray, which allows PHP programmers to debug pages in the web/mobile application construction process. Z-Ray has CMS-specific plug-ins for WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, & Magento developers to assist PHP programmers in writing better modules. Zend Server 2018 includes some upgrade to the Memcached, OPcache, Page Cache, & Zend Data Cache extensions for PHP websites. The Zend Server administration also includes improved support for rolling updates of PHP packages to web servers in data centers or elastic cloud cluster architecture. Zend Server 2018 runs on top of any operating system, database, or web server software, such as with LAMP/WAMP/LEMP stack layers & version control tools.

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