“I just want to let you know that next week we should be getting higher amount of traffic to our site… Do you think our site can handle if there are 4000 sessions within an hour?”
Recently we were contacted by a server owner who wanted to improve his web server performance to handle 4000 requests in 60 minutes.
The customer had a cPanel server. In our role as Technical Support Services for web hosting companies, reviewing and configuring suitable infrastructure for their business, is a major task we do.
Today, we’ll see how we helped him ensure stable performance in his cPanel server with the help of Nginx web server.
Nginx is the all-time favorite webserver and reverse proxy server for high traffic websites.
It stays strong under high traffic, and help achieve high uptime.
But like any other server, Nginx too is susceptible to configuration and connection issues that cause nginx upstream errors.
Result is website downtimes and in turn, negative impact on SEO.
“502 bad gateway” is one such common nginx upstream error.
At Bobcares, engineers at our 24/7 monitoring service monitor the servers and quickly resolve such nginx upstream errors.
Let’s clear one thing right away – cPanel doesn’t support Nginx.
But, there are ways to make cPanel work with Nginx and thereby improve server performance.
We’ll get to that in a bit. In the meantime, if you need urgent assistance with Apache load or performance issues, click here to talk to our cPanel experts. (more…)
You can do a hundred things to secure & harden Nginx.
But what do you REALLY need? What are the important steps you need to take? (more…)
Here at Bobcares, we help Website owners, SaaS providers and Hosting companies run highly reliable web services.
One way we achieve that is by having server experts monitor production servers 24/7 and quickly resolving any issue that can affect uptime.
Recently, engineers at our 24×7 monitoring service noticed that a site hosted by our customer in a Docker server was offline. (more…)
SSL certificates are costly. Or, used to be.
Now, website owners have a free, totally reliable option to setup HTTPS for their websites : Let’s Encrypt
Let’s Encrypt is a Certificate Authority that provides valid SSL certificates for free.
The downside is that, it can be a bit hard to setup – especially if you’re new to command lines.
A slow website does more harm to your business than good. Not only would customers abandon it, they may also share negative reviews with others.
We’ve seen scenarios where a single website slows down the entire server. In our server administration services, we often get requests to speed up websites.
In our role as website support specialists, we help website owners resolve all sorts of errors that affect their websites. Commonly encountered errors are related to the web server and the mail server.
One such web server error that occurs in high traffic servers, is the “HTTP Error 504 Gateway Timeout” error. Today, we’ll see what causes it and how to fix 504 gateway timeout error in websites. (more…)
Google forums get bombarded by customer complaints whenever they see a ‘502 server error – Bad Gateway’ in their Google applications. Though an intermittent error, it can often shoo away visitors from your website.
Bobcares helps website owners and web hosting providers fix all website and application errors, and this error is often reported at our Website Administration Services. (more…)
In any web server infrastructure, database servers are often the slowest. This is because databases fetch data from good ol’ hard disks instead of the super fast server memory. High speed storage such as RAID and SSDs have been able to reduce the latency, but if a site visit requires database access, it’ll induce significant page load delay. (more…)