How-to: Basic HAProxy Active/Backup Example Configuration (keepalived) for CentOS/RHEL 6

I had an earlier post regarding a basic HAProxy install that will work fine if your site(s) can tolerate some down time should something happen to your server/instance running HAProxy. While this might be acceptable for a personal site, it quickly becomes unacceptable should your … “How-to: Basic HAProxy Active/Backup Example Configuration (keepalived) for CentOS/RHEL 6”

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How-to: Basic HAProxy Example Configuration for CentOS/RHEL 6

This is a basic HAProxy configuration example that should get you up and running with the simplest of setups. This configuration will have the HAProxy Info page listening on 8080 (adjust as needed) with username/password authentication. In addition, it will also look for http://yourip/healthcheck in … “How-to: Basic HAProxy Example Configuration for CentOS/RHEL 6”

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How-to: Switching WordPress from MySQL 5.1 to MariaDB 5.5 on CentOS/RHEL 6

Recently, I was somewhat bored and decided to switch from a MySQL 5.1 backend to MySQL 5.5 for my site (of which you have the distinct pleasure of reading).  While doing a little Googling,  I remembered MariaDB. MariaDB is marketed as “An enhanced, drop-in replacement … “How-to: Switching WordPress from MySQL 5.1 to MariaDB 5.5 on CentOS/RHEL 6”

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