How to Add Caching to Your Website

In this blog post I will describe how you can dramatically improve the performance of your PHP CMS website that you’ve hosted at a webspace provider, in this case Hosteurope. To achieve this I’m using nginx, haproxy, varnish, s3 and Cloudfront CDN. A friend of mine is selling her designer brides dresses on her website […]

New FreeBSD Screencast Episode about CARP

Today I’ve tried out CARP, the Common Address Redundancy Protocol, which allows you to easily set up automatic failover for machines which usually become single points of failure in your infrastructure like loadbalancers, firewalls and routers. It was so easy and quick that I made a short video demonstrating it: Commands # Machine 1 ifconfig […]

FreeBSD: Authentication Error when fetching ports from github

For people who have the same problem: I have tried to install a port that fetches its source from github and it failed to fetch it. When I tried the fetch command manually for the given URL I saw the following error: fetch Certificate verification failed for /C=US/O=DigiCert Inc/ High Assurance EV CA-1 34380826280:error:14090086:SSL […]