Tech Recipe : Install HAProxy on Ubuntu

HAProxy is a reliable and high performance load balancer for TCP and HTTP(S) based applications.

There are several detailed tutorials around the web on how to install HAProxy. As is usual of my “Tech Recipe” posts, I’ve boiled those instructions down to the quickest way to have HAProxy installed and running on your Ubuntu machine. You will have a running and configured version of HAProxy 1.5 running in under 2 minutes, and ready to go into production. Continue reading

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Tech Recipe : Setup a RabbitMQ cluster on Ubuntu

RabbitMQ is an implementation of AMQP, the emerging standard for high performance enterprise messaging. The RabbitMQ server is a robust and scalable implementation of an AMQP broker.

I recently had to setup a RabbitMQ cluster from scratch on a brand new Ubuntu 14.04 server. This is easy. Continue reading