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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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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Speed-up NGINX using ngx_pagespeed on a CentOS 6 VPS

Speed-up NGINX using ngx_pagespeed in CentOS 6 VPSThe following article will guide you through the steps of compiling and installing Nginx and ngx_pagespeed module on your Linux VPS

Using ngx_pagespeed you can significantly speed-up your websites without needing to tune or change your web-applications.

How is this possible?

ngx_pagespeed runs as a module inside Nginx and rewrites your webpages to make them faster. The rewrite includes minifying CSS and JS (JavaScript), extending cache lifetimes, compressing images and many other web performance best practices.

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Speed-up your PHP based websites using Zend Optimizer on a CentOS 6 VPS

speed-up-your-php-based-websites-using-zend-optimizer-on-a-centos-6-vpsIn the following article we will guide you through the steps on how to install and set-up Zend Optimizer on a CentOS 6 Linux VPS.

Installing Zend OPcache will significantly boost your website’s speed and performance.


How is Zend OPcache able to speed up my website?

The Zend OPcache provides faster PHP execution through opcode caching and optimization. It improves PHP performance by storing pre-compiled script byte-code in shared memory.  This eliminates the stages of reading code from disk and compiling it on future access. In addition, it applies a few byte-code optimization patterns that make code execution faster.

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Run WordPress+W3TotalCache with LEMP (Nginx, PHP-FPM+APC and MySQL) stack on CentOS 6 VPS for maximum performance

How to Install WordPress+W3TotalCache with LEMP (Nginx, PHP-FPM and MySQL) stack on CentOS 6 VPSNginx is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP web-server which unlike some other web-servers, it does not rely on threaded handling of the requests but instead it uses a much more scalable event driven (asynchronous) architecture.

This uses a very small and predictable amount of memory under heavy load. Nginx in combination with the simple and very robust FastCGI Process Manager for PHP (PHP-FPM) and the world most popular database server MySQL can give you a lot of power and performance while still using a small memory footprint.

The following article is all about how to install and configure LEMP Stack on a CentOS 6 VPS and host blazing fast WordPress powered web applications.

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Install Ruby, Sass and Compass

Sass is a CSS preprocessor which adds nested rules, mixins, variables, selectors and more. Sass generates well formatted CSS and makes your stylesheets easier to organize and maintain. Compass is a framework build on the top of Sass and it makes working with Sass even easier. Both Compass and Sass are Ruby gems, so you’ll need to have Ruby on your Linux VPS.


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6 Essential WordPress Performance Optimization Tips

wordpress performance optimizationListed below are a few tips to help you get the most out of your WordPress site:

Use reliable Hosting
It is one of the most significant factors when running a successful WordPress based website. Generally, there are three types of hosting that are available to host your WordPress site: Shared, VPS and Dedicated server hosting. You will get the best possible results in terms of performance and flexibility if you host and maintain your WordPress blog on a VPS Hosting solution.

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Install Squid on Debian 6 ‘Squeeze’

Squid is a high-performance proxy server and web cache daemon that optimizes website operation by caching pages so that they load more quickly for the users. Squid is provided as free, open source software and can be used under the GNU General Public License (GPL) of the Free Software Foundation.

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