Monthly Archives: July 2013

Backup Anything to Rackspace CloudFiles

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A week or so ago I posted about how to do MySQL backups to rackspace cloud files.  Another important process to backing up your sites and data, besides the database, are the actual files that make it up. I use

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Click Logging . . . Everything?

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Every piece of data we can gather about users that visit our sites and use our applications is useful.  It helps us create a better user experience over time as we learn how people use our products.  Something I have

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High Availability Hosted DNS

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So…What did we learn today? Today, one of the largest DNS DDoS attacks in recent history occurred.  Network Solutions, one of the worlds largest DNS and domain name providers was down and up and down and up for nearly 7

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Coping with a Slashdotting and DDoS Attacks

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There are numerous methods and opinions on how to cope with each of these scenarios and this post will by no means even come close to scratching the surface on either of them.  I am however going to outline a

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