WebbyNode, Nginx, and Percona MySQL

I’ve been having some issues with the slice that the blog and some other applications were on the box.  Over the past few weeks, MySQL has been crashing or perhaps SliceHost was rebooting my server and MySQL was not coming back up.  It was all very mysterious to me, but I was unhappy with the overall setup anyway.

WebbyNode is a newer player in the VPS game and they offer basically the same setup as SliceHost at a lower price.  I also like their ReadyStacks and github friendliness.  I registered and built out a box with Nginx and Percona MySQL.  Everything feels fairly snappy when I’m on the box despite being a low memory VPS.

Going forward I’m going to be moving Twexaminer.com over to this same VPS and run it through Nginx with Unicorn.

If anyone has any questions about the setup, let me know.  If I get a chance later, I’ll try to come up with a short guide on how I got everything working.

Posted in Uncategorized at December 7th, 2009. Trackback URI: trackback

2 Responses to “WebbyNode, Nginx, and Percona MySQL”

  1. December 7th, 2009 at 4:24 pm #Travis

    Are you actively using Unicorn? I’ve heard some mixed things about it and how well it performs under a load.

  2. December 9th, 2009 at 2:22 pm #Patrick Tulskie

    I’m not using it yet, but I will be. I’ve heard it handles load relatively well, but I don’t anticipate anything I’m going to be using it for to be under any heavy load.

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