Mar 112012

This is an article of mine, originally published on Wazi

WordPress , the popular content management system (CMS), is easy to configure and use, and is well supported by its community of professional consultants. WordPress depends for its operation from a full stack that includes an operating system, database, web server and PHP. If you can optimize this stack, you can improve the performance of your site. Here are some tips and best practices for a configuration that can improve performance without forcing a hardware upgrade.

In the first part of this guide we have seen what to check and modify in the operating system and database server (mysql)
In the second part I have presented the instructions to set the http server (Nginx to be exact) and PHP .

Today we will see APC, the configuration of WordPress and Varnish. Continue reading »

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Nov 122011

Dear readers, in these days I’ve worked “under the hood” on the website, and hopefully this will improve your experience on

The first thing that you have probably already noticed it’s that now the site uses more width on the screen, I’ve made some changes on the theme and now it should use a variable width of your screen (98% to be exact) with some exception for resolutions above 1600 and resolutions below 800, that use these 2 values as limit.

But that’s not all, I’ve tweaked the site with 2 WordPress plugins: W3 Total cache and WPtouch, let’s see in details how this has changed the site.

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