This post has been brewing for a while over here at the Bitlancer headquarters. Over time, we've begun to notice patterns among the requests we receive from clients and prospective clients alike. More often than not, we're seeing the same questions being asked and we're recommending/implementing the same solutions.
So you've made the decision to dive into "the cloud" head first. One question: Why? Don't misinterpret our curiosity: there are many benefits to using cloud technology over more traditional hosting methods. However, it's important to remember that "the cloud" isn't all magic behind the curtain, and great caution must be taken when making new operating and engineering plans.
As technology becomes more progressive and dynamic, the need for tech-savvy individuals to fill relevant positions increases. With social media, apps and sophisticated websites becoming the norm, and innovative high-tech solutions being developed continually, it can be understandably challenging and frustrating for those not submerged in the tech world to keep up with the latest and greatest developments.
Not too long ago, we came to the realization that pre-screening candidates for staffing agencies and companies would be extremely helpful. We've decided to lend a hand to staffing firms and small businesses by offering advantageous pre-screening services.
Ask any MySQL Database Administrator or database-savvy Developer how smooth their last MySQL master/slave swap went, and unless they live in a perfect world, they likely encountered a hiccup or two. The actual reconfiguration of replication probably went well, as "CHANGE MASTER TO" is hard to mess up if you're being careful. But controlling application behavior isn't always easy...