Firelay has a new website

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Firelay has a new website! It’s time to celebrate! After months of puzzling, designing and building we can proudly announce that our new Firelay website is up in the air. We’ve updated the information, improved the accessibility and added a chat function. Getting in touch with us has never been easier. But, that’s not all. Besides an entirely new look, we … Read More

How to make many portals using the Firelay Cloud API

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In February 2014 we launched the Firelay PaaS platform. Since then, hundreds of new visitors come to our website every day and many Liferay portals are deployed on a daily basis. However.. conversion is not what we expected, or better stated: different than we expected. We found out that only a few registered users actually purchased a portal subscription. Nonetheless, … Read More

Using Nginx load balancing for zero downtime on Liferay portals

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Using Nginx load balancing for zero downtime updates on high available Liferay portals Note: This post was first published in February 2015, but updated since then. High availability web applications are often touted as the solution for staying in business in the face of failing hardware. By having multiple instances of every critical component of your application stack, you can … Read More

Testing and Tuning Liferay Portals

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Quick wins in Liferay performance Note: This post was published in March 2015, but updated since then. On a usual Liferay instance you have a whole range of things that can be tuned to increase Liferay Portal’s performance, for example: tuning of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) startup parameters; tuning of the application server (e.g. Apache Tomcat) setup; tuning of the portal using Liferay’s properties; … Read More

Why we love Open Source

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Why we love Open Source At Firelay we work with a team of professionals who like puzzles and challenges. We prefer Open Source things with an API that live on the web. They should have a community of like-minded people all over the world to talk “nerd” with. Our closets are mostly filled with T-shirts from DevCons with the occasional suit and tie. This … Read More

Upgrading Liferay: Continuous Optimization Done Safely

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How to upgrade your Liferay Note: This post was first published in May 2015, but updated since then. Some time ago we decided to start an ISO27001 certification project. We believed that being certified for the way we handle sensible data, would improve our overall quality. An auditor visited our company and our employees were interviewed. The outcome? We did … Read More

What happens with your data after ending Liferay Hosting?

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Care for Liferay Hosting until the end Note: This post was published in June 2015, but updated since then. Having a site with flawless hosting is very important. But what if you want to end your site? There is more behind setting down a website or service than most people think. Did you think about what happens with your data when … Read More

Log Analysing Platform Quest: Making Life of a DevOps Easier

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Did you ever have to deal with log files? Did you ever have to find a specific cause of an issue in many, many log files; so many, that you didn’t know where to start? Well, as our services and platform grew over the years, we did. Luckily nowadays there are tools to analyse and relate logs fairly quickly. I … Read More

Liferay by Firelay

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Firelay Liferay hosting for business portals Business critical portals require high performance and stability. It is important that it runs smoothly and securely. This demands specialized expertise and 24×7 monitoring and dedication. Firelay is the only official Liferay Hosting Service Partner based in Europe. We offer Liferay managed Firelay is the only official Liferay Hosting Service Partner based in Europe. … Read More