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Using a Singular Platform to Host and Manage Containers and Virtual Machines with CloudSigma

Both virtual machine (VM) technology and container technology are crucial for cloud computing. These are virtualization tools that are designed to make the cloud hosting environment much more portable and user-friendly. Each of these technologies has its unique characteristics that determine its specific pros and cons. However, in recent years more and more companies have started to turn towards containerization. …

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Installing Node.js on CentOS 8: a Complete Guide

Introduction Node.js is a free-to-use, open-source server environment. It is commonly used for browser-based web development purposes. It allows developers to use JavaScript to do backend programming. Since most developers are intimately familiar with JavaScript, it makes things very easy. The program lets you add, modify, and delete files on the server, produce dynamic content, and collect data. In this …

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Nginx HTTP Proxying, Load Balancing, Buffering, and Caching: an Overview

Introduction Nginx is a high-performance web server that is also used as a reverse proxy, mail proxy, load balancer, and HTTP cache. Nginx is free and open-source, allowing anyone to download and use it in their server environment. You may have already used Nginx to serve websites. In this tutorial, we will be discussing the other capabilities of Nginx. The …

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What is Docker? An Overview of the Docker Ecosystem

Introduction If you dabble in the world of programming, then you may be familiar with the term ‘containerization’. If not, containerization is a process that helps make applications more manageable. It works by allowing the programmer to distribute applications in organic, portable packages. Each package is lightweight and isolated, complete with its own environment. These individual packages are known as …

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Latest Tips on Automation and Optimization for Your Business in the Cloud

Market analysis Automation and optimization for cloud workloads is the core topic for many modern enterprises today. That’s because they need to innovate and adapt dynamically in order to meet the demand of the end-users and ensure the resiliency of their IT environments. In parallel, the ability to scale, the simplification of operations, and the elimination of some or all …

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How to Install and Secure Redis on Ubuntu 18.04

Redis is a powerful in-memory key-value store that can be used as a database server, cache, and message broker. It’s widely known for its fast performance, flexibility, and support for a wide variety of languages. It’s free and open-source software that’s written in the C programming language. In this guide, check out how to install and secure Redis on Ubuntu …

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Installing an SSL Certificate From a Commercial Certificate Authority: A Comprehensive Guide

Introduction SSL certificates are tools that enable you to make your server more secure. These data files make the connections between a server and a browser safer. They are the difference between an HTTP and an HTTPS website. The way an SSL certificate works is that it encrypts your data stream, vets out the traffic, and verifies user identities. It …

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CloudSigma provides the ultimate price-performance ratio for a leading high-technology engineering company

Customer Profile Elecnor Deimos was founded in 2001 aiming to develop and provide high-tech systems and engineering solutions. Elecnor Deimos is the technology branch of Elecnor, one of the Spanish leading companies in engineering, infrastructure development, and construction projects and a prominent investor in renewable energy, energy, and environmental infrastructure and space. All this provides Elecnor Deimos with the capacity …

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Containerization Technology: Types and Uses of Different Containers on CloudSigma’s PaaS Platform

Container technology provides a way for you to package your applications. You can put it into individual packets that are functionally capable and independent. CloudSigma’s Platform-as-a-Service solution (PaaS) offers two different types of containers: system containers and application containers. Let’s explore what each of these are, how they work, and where you can use them. What are System Containers? System …

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Working with JavaScript: How Classes Operate 

Introduction Every object in JavaScript, a prototype-based language, contains an internal property named the [[Prototype]]. Its utility extends to the manipulation of object properties and methods. Mimicking the object-oriented design pattern of JavaScript, most developers utilize construction functions. One of these functions is the concept of classes, introduced to JavaScript via the ECMAScript 2015 language specification. JavaScript’s classes provide a …

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How To Create a Kubernetes Cluster Using Kubeadm on Ubuntu 18.04

This tutorial will guide you on setting up a Kubernetes cluster from scratch using Ansible and Kubeadm and further deploying a containerized Nginx application with it. Introduction Kubernetes (also known as k8s or “kube”) is an open-source container orchestration platform that automates many of the manual processes involved in deploying, managing, and scaling containerized applications. Kubernetes has a rapidly growing …

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Top ten cloud applications you can deploy with one click on CloudSigma

Whether you are running a small business or a large-scale organization, there is no doubt that you need 3rd party tools to achieve the required results. Fortunately, there are a ton of modern solutions that are specifically designed to make your job easier. You can extract a lot of use and functionality from these applications. However, they are simply not …