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Alex Bowers

Setting Up HAProxy for a SaaS Application

Development

Reading Time: 4 minutesAt Shopblocks, each customer receives several temporary subdomains so that they can access their website, admin system, and static assets. Part of the challenge of building Shopblocks was in providing all customers, by default, an SSL certificate. During our prelaunch stage, our system was based heavily on Apache Virtual Hosts, with each customer getting their […]

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Improving Performance by Writing a Custom Static Asset Server in Rust

Development

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe ability to serve static assets is critical for many SaaS products, including Shopblocks. Many of these products will store the files to be served in a segmented way, perhaps across multiple drives, and in multiple folders. “Many ‘ordinary’ ways of serving static assets are tricky or impossible without custom modules.” Click To Tweet At […]

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