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How to Configure MongoDB Replication and Automated Failover

A replica set is defined as a database cluster of multiple nodes with replication and automated failover configured between them. To make sure the PRIMARY database is elected correctly, it is important to have an odd number of members in the set (including or excluding the Arbiter node).  The selected database is responsible for all the major tasks. It processes …

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Leveraging Modern Technology and Practices: The Advantages of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

As businesses look to become more cost and time efficient while improving their performance on the digital front, most are turning towards modern solutions like Platform-as-a-Service. PaaS platforms offer a level of flexibility and availability that not only accommodates, but also drives business growth. PaaS Benefits Following are some of the key benefits that using PaaS for your business brings …

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Exploring CloudSigma PaaS: How to Access Kubernetes Application via Public IP

CloudSigma PaaS allows users to expose their applications using a public IP address. This address needs to be attached to a node from the Kubernetes cluster environment. There are two ways to achieve this in the CloudSigma PaaS environment: One way is to attach the public IP to a dedicated load balancer. Another way is to attach the public IP …

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Using CloudSigma PaaS to Shift Java Applications into Containers

For the longest time, application development and management were completely dependent upon physical infrastructure. As businesses looked to host multiple applications on a singular hardware system, virtualization solutions like hypervisors were introduced. A hypervisor, also known as a Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM), is software that creates and runs Virtual Machines (VMs). The hypervisor will allocate resources to each guest or …

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Using MariaDB-as-a-Service on the CloudSigma PaaS Platform

MariaDB has been a prominent name in the world of hosting for a long time now. CloudSigma PaaS combines the best practices of MariaDB hosting and analysis on our platform in the form of CloudSigma MariaDB-as-a-Service. This service is designed to automate the technical aspect of the process and allow you to use a ready-to-work solution at a moment’s notice. …

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Kubernetes DNS Service: A Beginner’s Guide

Kubernetes, also known as K8s, is an open-source orchestration system for automating deployment, scaling, and managing containerized applications. Its portability, flexibility, and automatic scaling capabilities make it an extensively used system. Above all the standout features, the option to create DNS records for services and pods makes it unbeatable from other software systems. Kubernetes DNS service allows you to contact …

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Cloud Computing and the Right-Sizing Problem: What is it and How to Solve it?

Cloud Computing The internet has become the center of not just an average individual’s life, but also the business industry. There are hardly any sizable modern businesses that are not utilizing some form of digital or online technology to execute their strategies and achieve their goals.  In fact, many small and medium-sized businesses are also looking to leverage the sheer …

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Ensuring Safe VPN Access with Private OpenVPN: How to Install and Get Started

The importance of data security in the modern business industry cannot be over-emphasized. It is extremely important for individuals to ensure their privacy and online safety, let alone businesses and corporations. There are well-disguised scams and viruses hiding at almost every turn and corner on the internet. Even remaining as vigilant as you possibly can, you can still be at …

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Connecting PostgreSQL with Node.js Applications: A Tutorial

When it comes to database management, PostgreSQL is one of the most popular open-source programs used all across the board. The CloudSigma PaaS allows you to install either a standalone or clustered PostgreSQL database for your application. Furthermore, CloudSigma PaaS makes connection configuration and scaling an absolute breeze. So how can you go about connecting your Node.js application to a …

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Improving Database Availability and Performance: MariaDB/MySQL Auto-Clustering with Load Balancing and Replication

High data availability and consistently good performance are a necessity for modern applications. Database clusterization makes this a possibility. Clusterization is, however, a complex process that requires a lot of experience and expertise. To simplify the task and make it achievable, CloudSigma PaaS allows its users to access auto-clustering for MariaDB/MySQL. In this guide, we will discuss why database clusterization …

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How to Use an Elastic Standalone Container to Host WordPress with CloudSigma PaaS

In this tutorial, we will be discussing how you can install WordPress inside a standalone elastic container in order to make the solution even more cost-effective and lightweight than it already is. The WordPress Standalone package can be installed very easily through the CloudSigma PaaS platform. This means that with a single click, you can supplement your small and medium-sized …

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How to Migrate a Website from WordPress to CloudSigma PaaS

Most websites on the internet today are created using WordPress. However, using a PaaS environment like the one provided by CloudSigma offers a lot of additional functionality. In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how you can easily migrate a WordPress website over to CloudSigma PaaS.  There are several pre-configured WordPress packages in the CloudSigma Marketplace that you can use for …