Tips And Tricks

Understanding Denial of Service (DoS) and how Snapt helps

Dave Blakey recently stated in another blog post (CDNs vs ADCs: What are the differences?) that “No on-premise ADC can truly prevent a DDoS attack!” and he’s exactly right, but what is a DDoS attack and how does it differ from a DoS attack?

Exploring Snapt: editing groups

Exploring Snapt is a recurring series of Snapt blog posts that looks at highlighted features of the product. For more, please see the Exploring Snapt category.

After using the Create a load balancer wizard, you may want to tweak certain settings within your group. We'll be using the HTTP wizard in this example.

Web page load times: what you need to know

Snapt's Web Accelerator is in the business of making sure web pages load quickly. Your average user understands wanting a web page to load in 3 seconds and not 10 seconds; but not the impact of loading in 2.5 seconds vs 3.

Exploring Snapt: monitoring HTTP replies

Exploring Snapt is a recurring series of Snapt blog posts that looks at highlighted features of the product.

Snapt monitors all of the responses that go back to your clients, in great detail. We do this primarily to measure performance and prevent errors, but it can be extremely useful when debugging servers as well.

We will highlight some of the nifty features and tips and tricks available for observing HTTP responses, performance metrics and more here.

CDNs vs ADCs: What are the differences?

Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) have many similarities, and many differences. We are often asked about various CDNs and how they work with or compete with the Snapt ADC, and we'll try to discuss the primary differences between a service like Cloudflare and one like Snapt.

Custom log formats for X-Forwarded-For source IPs

Snapt Balancer (and other ADC solutions) is able to add an X-Forwarded-For header to requests that flow through it - this contains the clients original IP address for use on your server.

WordPress with SSL termination

Supporting SSL termination with WordPress can require some modifications. This guide will help you to quickly get set up, allowing you to have the Snapt Balancer or Snapt Accelerator offload your SSL requests, and use plain text to your webservers.

Simple sysctl tunings for HAProxy

If you’re running a high performance HAProxy setup, there are many tweaks and settings that you can benefit from. Some of these can be complex, but there are many that can quite easily increase your performance. We’ll give you some tips here to get that extra bit of performance you need.

Getting an A+ SSL Rating with Snapt

The Qualys SSL Labs Test is well known as a benchmark to test the security and rigidity of your  HTTPS website set-up. You want to see an A or A+ rating, indicating your  SSL server is set up to be secure, functional and has no known vulnerabilities.

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