[nSLUG] Looking for recommendations on Linux Web Server

Brad Chivari bchivari at gmail.com
Wed Jul 12 13:22:06 ADT 2017

Hi Steven,

I'm a pretty big Docker evangelical :) and would definitely recommend
giving it some serious consideration if you're looking for an excuse to get
acquainted with it. It lends it's self well to the use case of moving your
stack into cloud hosting at some point down the road. I'm using it all over
the place and can't image life without it at this point.

As for the stack, I'm a fan of Nginx + HAProxy (for LB) + Varnish (for
static content caching).

Best of luck!


> Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:12:48 -0300
> From: Stephen Yorke <syorke at gmail.com>
> To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> Subject: [nSLUG] Looking for recommendations on Linux Web Server
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> Heya everybody.  Hope all is going well during your summer months.
> I am building a new web server and am looking for recommendations.  If
> anyone can comment on the following I would be greatly appreciative.
> 1. Partitioning, I have lots of disc space but need a proper partitioning
> scheme, server will be either a 2/4//8 proc with 4-16GB RAM, lower specs to
> start but can/will change if need be.
> 2. Easy replication to add web servers to an NLB cluster
> Mainly, I am starting a new community and if all goes well, I should need
> to add multiple webservers to handle the load.  It will all be hosted from
> home in the beginning but could be pushed to Azure, AWS or Google so
> replicating what I have should be fairly easy to do with minimal downtime.
> The web site will be run via a WordPress installation and MariaDB.  It will
> eventually have videos and pictures will be the norm to start off.
> I will be running everything from my Hyper-V servers and have a hardware
> Load Balancer which will eventually be incorporated as well.
> I will have a dedicated DB server and all my web servers will be connected
> to this single DB server.  I have also debated using Docker and Docker
> Storm so suggestions here will also be appreciated.
> Thanks in advance,
> -Stephen
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