Infrastructure articles by our experts

Oct 5, 2018

Tutorial: Deploy to S3 and OpsWorks from AWS By Creating Separate Users

Make life easier for deploying your AWS web application project to S3 and OpsWorks by creating different users in AWS to do the job for you. We show you how in this tutorial.

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Mar 9, 2018

How To: Zero-Downtime Database Upgrade on Heroku

Learn how to upgrade your Heroku database easily and with the quickest downtime. We walk you through the exact steps needs to roll over your PostgreSQL database in this quick read.

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Mar 2, 2018

How to Automatically Schedule Your Dokku Database Backups

The first rule of software is that you need to create and store database backups from time to time. This is also the case when using Dokku with PostgreSQL for hosting your apps. To automate the process and make it easier, it’s best to schedule your backups automatically, encrypt them and send to your AWS S3. We provide the know how in our step-by-step explanation.

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Jul 25, 2017

Docker 101: Installation, Setting Up and Running Ruby on Rails Application

In this guide we run through how to install Docker, set everything up for easy configuration in the future, and run Ruby on Rails web application smoothly. Includes all code snippets required!

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Jun 9, 2017

19 Quick Fixes for Getting Your Servers and Application Security Tighter Than Fort Knox

Don’t know where to start with your servers and application security? Need to know if you’ve plugged all the gaps? We’ve chopped down your essential systems security concerns into bite sized pieces so that you can implement them with ease.

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May 26, 2017

How We Used Amazon Web Services to Save $84k Per Year (And Improve Performance!) with a Heroku Hosted Ruby on Rails App

84K in savings a year? Yup, that’s how much we managed to save this one company by migrating their app from Heroku over to AWS and reconfiguring their code – all because we were fine tuning performance. Moral of the story here is: make sure the team you have on board to write your code are good at what they do – otherwise you might just need to get our DevOps and software developers team in to help sort things out later…

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May 10, 2017

Custom, Free Security for Modern Infrastructure Pipelines: OSSEC HIDS With a Twist

The more cloud services grow in complexity, size and reach, the more security and automation need to be enforced. There are many different approaches to ensuring that systems stay safe from the harm of threats such as DDoS attacks and rootkits, like antivirus software and firewalls. It is also highly beneficial to implement a custom Intrusion Detection System, to monitor your network and systems for malicious activity and policy violations.

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Mar 28, 2017

Docker: A Quick and Easy Alternative to Virtualization for Developers and Non-Developers Alike

Want to build software that works on any machine, any configuration? Use Docker. Bridging the gap between programmers and other stakeholders involved in producing a software product for desktop, enterprise, web, or mobile (i.e. testers, system admins, the DevOps team, management and even customers!), Docker is what is known as a containerization management tool that is a unique new twist on traditional virtualization.

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