PHP One-line FizzBuzz

With the recent 2.0 release of our self-healing and auto-scaling distributed hosting platform, there’s a lot of “buzz” in the air about HybridCluster as of late As we continue in our endeavours to innovate and improve, to transform the standard of shared hosting and present a real, affordable solution to the traditional problems faced by …

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Hybrid Cluster in plain English

“What is Hybrid Web Cluster in plain English?” Hybrid Web Cluster is a web hosting platform uniquely engineered to provide on-demand, indestructable, scalable web hosting This is no ordinary hosting solution. The rules of the game have changed. Forget the usual paradigms of shared hosting, dedicated hosting, raid arrays, load balancing hardware and reclaim the …

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Scalability

“I want to learn about scalability” How to scale your web platform beyond shared hosting The problem: As the number of websites you manage increases, or as the popularity of your sites sky-rocket, you need a reliable, scalable platform. What technology do you use? Shared hosting gives you limited resources (the last thing you want if …

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Redundancy

“How can built-in redundancy give me a better night’s sleep?” Hybrid Web Cluster gives you full control over redundancy levels In order to achieve military-grade fault tolerance, Hybrid Web Cluster allows you to specify exactly how many redundant copies of each website are kept – starting at 2 for basic business redundancy, this means that …

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Powered by FreeBSD, Apache, MySQL and PHP

“What industry standard software underlies Hybrid Web Cluster?” Hybrid Web Cluster is built upon the FreeBSD operating system We chose FreeBSD as the core operating system for Hybrid Web Cluster for a number of reasons; we benchmarked ZFS, one of the key technologies that the cluster relies upon and found that it performed well on …

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Load Balancing

I want to know more about how auto-scaling load balancing works Load-balancing has traditionally been difficult to do effectively In a web hosting environment, when you need to scale to more than one server, a naïve approach is to simply split your websites so that you have say 100 located on one server, the next …

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Web Hosting Infrastructure

“I want to know more about web hosting infrastructure and how Hybrid Web Cluster fits in.” Traditionally web hosts have managed their own infrastructure This means purchasing or renting server and networking hardware, a rack to put it in, power supply and internet connections to that rack, air conditioning, security etc. In order to have …

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Cluster Management Tools

“I want to learn more about the powerful management tools available in Hybrid Web Cluster” Hybrid Web Cluster offers a powerful, yet easy-to-use web hosting control panel At the core of Hybrid Web Cluster is a web hosting control panel responsible for adding sites and databases, managing e-mail settings, automatic installation of common applications such …

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Cloud Computing

“What is cloud computing and how does Hybrid Web Cluster fit in?” The Infrastructure / Platform / Application model The model you see represented to the left actually applies to any hosting environment, including those that were in common use before the advent of cloud computing. In old terms – when we talk about infrastructure …

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