How to Speed up Your Nginx Website

How to Speed up Your Nginx Website

In this tutorial, we will explain how to tune and optimize your Nginx configuration file to help speed up your website’s performance.

Nginx is a fast, lightweight, and high-performance web server in charge of serving at least 40% of all websites globally. When compared to other web servers, Nginx is primarily known for its speed, with it capable of handling thousands of concurrent connections with ease. Nginx can also be used as a load balancer, a reverse proxy, and an HTTP caching server. It uses little resources and is ideal for delivering static content.

To help further improve performance, Nginx has a built-in caching system that allows dynamic requests to be cached directly on the server for future requests, thereby reducing the load on your CPU and system in general.

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How to Enable GZIP Compression in WordPress

How to Enable GZIP Compression in WordPress

One of the first solutions to achieve faster load times of your WordPress CMS is to decrease the size of your page.The simplest method to reduce the size of your website, and improve the time to first render of your web pages, is to enable GZIP compression. Enabling GZIP compression on your server can significantly reduce the amount of time to download the requested resource. Today we will show you how to enable GZIP compression on WordPress. 

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How to Speed up and Optimize WordPress

How to Speed up and Optimize WordPress

We’ll show you, How to Speed up and Optimize WordPress. Doesn’t matter if you are running a small blog or a high-traffic website based on WordPress, optimizing your WordPress should be one of your top priorities. Page speed is so important today that even Google’s ranking algorithm has been adapted to this. Moreover, a slow site means less visitors and that is the main reason you should be concerned about. In this post, we will do an overview of some of the key optimization techniques that could help your to get the best performances of your WordPress site and your Linux VPS.

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How to Speed Up Magento

How to Speed Up Your Magento

We’ll show you, How to Speed Up Magento. Magento is a very popular and feature rich open source e-commerce web application. Magento is fully customizable and ready to meet the user’s requirements, allowing them to create and launch a fully functional online store in minutes. Magento is known as a ‘heavy’ eCommerce solution and if not set up properly, it can be slow. Most of the CMS or eCommerce platforms like Magento and WooCommerce have issues with speed and their performance is degrading over time. In this tutorial, we will share some tips and tricks on how you can improve the performance of your Magento based eCommerce store.

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Optimizing and repairing MySQL databases with mysqlcheck

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We’ll show you how to repair a MySQL database ane, how to optimize MySQL database and tables. We will talk about mysqlcheck which is a maintenance command line tool that allows you to check, analyze, repair, and optimize MySQL/MariaDB tables and databases. Repairing MySQL database is not complicated process, just follow the steps bellow carefully.

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How to build nginx with Pagespeed module

build-nginx-with-pagespeed-moduleIn this guide, we will show you how to build and install the latest stable nginx version with the ngx_pagespeed module on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS. With the Pagespeed module you can combine and minify CSS and JavaScript, optimize and convert images, remove comments and whitespaces from HTML, and perform many other optimizations.

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How to improve the performance of your website with APC and memcached.

apc-memcachedToday we will show you how to improve the performance of your website with APC and memcached.
APC stands for Alternative PHP Cache and it is an open source solution if you like to speed-up your website. APC caches the output of compiled PHP code and stores the result in shared memory.
Memcached on the other hand, stores arbitrary data such as strings and objects that come up as a result from API, database calls etc. It is open source as well and it is intended for improving the performance of your website.

The installation of APC and memcahed is very simple and usually takes 10-15 minutes to be completed. This guide will show you how to do that on a Linux VPS.

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Install mod_ruid2 on CentOS 6 with DirectAdmin

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In this post, we will show you how to install mod_ruid2 on a CentOS 6 VPS with a DirectAdmin control panel. mod_ruid2 is a suexec module for Apache which takes advantage of POSIX.1e capabilities to increase performance and allows all requests to a domain to run as the domain owner instead of as the Apache user.

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How to install Nagios3 and Check_MK on an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VPS

install-nagios3-on-ubuntu-13-10-vps-for-monitoring-virtual-servers-and-servicesThe following article guides through the steps of installing and configuring Nagios3 and Check_MK on a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VPS.

Once deployed, you will be able to monitor your virtual servers and the services running on them.

Nagios3 is a robust and very powerful monitoring system, which in combination with Check_MK will provide you with a nice and easy way to monitor your virtual servers and services.

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