Optimising Web Applications For Container Virtualization

May 13, 2023

In the many kinds of virtualization techniques that are avaiable, container type virtualization is the easiest to setup, deploy and maintain. We here at Langoor use OpenVZ to manage our virtual servers. The OVZ web panel enables us to maintain multiple VEs on different physical machines from one central location. This gives us a loosly bound cloud platform where we are able to create, migrate, reinstall servers, create custom templates hence reducing infrastructure setup times. We use Amazon Glacier to support offsite backups.In this post we will take a look at best practices to performance tune an OpenVZ container for deployment of a custom website that is based on Apache2, Php and MySql.So I assume the container is running and website is setup and configured correctly. Let us first discuss the major issues with container virtualization: