apache

CakePHP and Nginx

4 minute read

I still got sites running Apache, but all new projects are launched with Nginx. I don't need many of the features that Apache offers, and the speed gain of N...

How Virtualization Will Improve Your Code

11 minute read

Good testing will result in better code. If you have to wait endlessly for on SVN commits, uploads or compile steps, you will simply produce less inventive c...

Better Performance With mod_deflate

2 minute read

I used to use Dean Edwards Javascript Packer a lot to compress my Javascript sources. Libraries of 100kB could easily shrink to 30kB and that saves load time...

Survive Heavy Traffic With Your Webserver

7 minute read

Recently two of my articles reached the Digg frontpage at the same day. My web server isn't state of the art and it had to handle gigantic amounts of traffic...

Make SSH Connections With PHP

6 minute read

Not everyone knows about PHP's capabilities of making SSH connections and executing remote commands, but it can be very useful. I've been using it a lot in P...

Create Turbocharged Storage Using tmpfs

3 minute read

Everyone knows that RAM is so much faster than a hard disk. To illustrate, while a current SATA disk has peak transfer rates of 375 MB/s, current RAM can do ...

Install Squid & Apache on 1 Server

3 minute read

Let's say your site is becoming a big success and as a result it's becoming slower and slower. There are several things you do without buying additional hard...

Beautify URLs

3 minute read

Readable URLs are nice. A well made website will have a logical layout, with intelligent folder and file names, and as few technical details as possible. In ...