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Enhance PHP Session Management

6 minute read

In PHP, sessions can keep track of authenticated in users. They are an essential building block in today's websites with big communities and a lot of user ac...

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...

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...