The argument for building a custom website has become increasingly hard to make, given the ever-expanding flexibility and functionality of WordPress. Now, for a software company or a company whose product itself is a website with unique functionality, then building a custom website may still be the easier and more cost-effective way to approach the project. For any business which does not fall into that category, WordPress almost certainly saves substantial time and money.
Some of our clients have asked us recently for an overview of our MySQL health check service. I wanted to take some time and summarize the MySQL health check service and some of the steps we take.
Special consideration must be given when making schema changes to large tables in MySQL that use the InnoDB or MyISAM storage engines. Specifically, both engines by default will lock the table entirely while schema changes are being performed. We're often asked by clients how changes to large tables can be made without blocking end user experiences...
Here at Bitlancer, we cannot over-emphasize the importance of being directly available to our clients via telephone. Bitlancer's extensive cloud infrastructure knowledge, thankfully, allows our customers to stay out of the fray and get support directly from Bitlancer. Most importantly, we are on call to handle any appropriate migrations/infrastructure replacement if needed.
Horizontal scalability refers to the ability to spread a workload over multiple servers, rather than increasing the capacity of a single server. This results in the ability to utilize more, less expensive pieces of hardware, rather than endlessly upgrading a single server at great cost.