Jul 142012
 

If you are a system administrator and you want to push the performance of your PHP website such as Drupal, WordPress or wrote by you or other programmers, there are good chances that you’ve heard about the Alternate PHP Cache or simply APC.

The Alternative PHP Cache (APC) is a free and open opcode cache for PHP. Its goal is to provide a free, open, and robust framework for caching and optimizing PHP intermediate code.

That everything you’ll read about APC on the php.net site, and i think is not enough in comparison to the huge boost of performance that this small component can give you, for some quick facts check the tests done by Guillermo Garron on his website.

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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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Mar 082012
 

This article of mine has been original published on Wazi

WordPress, the popular content managing system (CMS), is easy to set up and use, and well supported by both its community and professional consultants. WordPress depends upon a complete stack that comprises an operating system, database, web server, and PHP. If you can optimize this stack, you can enhance the performance of your site. Here are some tricks and best practices for a setup that will improve your throughput without forcing you to upgrade your hardware.

In the Part 1 of this guide we have seen what to check and change in the Operating system and on the database server (mysql), today we’ll see how to setup the http server (Nginx to be exact) and PHP.

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Supercharge WordPress, Part 1

This article of mine has been original published on Wazi WordPress, the popular content managing system (CMS), is easy to set up and use, and well supported by both its community and professional consultants. WordPress depends upon a complete stack that comprises an operating system, database, web server, and PHP. If you can optimize this [...]

Some changes on Linuxaria.com

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