A Squid Proxy Server is a feature-rich web server application that provides both reverse proxy services and caching options for websites. This provides a noticeable speedup of sites and allows for reduced load times when being utilized.Continue reading “How to Install Squid Proxy Server on Ubuntu 16.04”
What is the Browser Cache?
Do You Need W3TC?
The short answer is an overwhelming Yes!
W3 Total Cache is currently the best WordPress plugin for cache-based, performance optimization. W3 Total Cache improves the overall speed of your site by caching multiple elements on your pages which improves the overall responsiveness of your webserver.
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Cloudflare is an excellent and well-known content delivery network. A CDN can increase site speed by utilizing Cloudflare’s global caching network to deliver content closer to a visitor’s location.
You can also easily attach Cloudflare as an add-on product to your existing Liquid Web server, but there are some configurations to consider.
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What Does Varnish Do?
Varnish is a website accelerator. It’s designed to decrease the time it takes for your website to load and an ideal tool for improving performance on busy, mission-critical sites.
Reading Time: 2 minutesMemcached works to enhance performance by keeping a copy of commonly used script elements within the server’s memory in a form that is more easily read by the server thus reducing time. Continue reading “Install Memcached on Ubuntu 16.04”
Reading Time: 9 minutesToday we are configuring browser caching control on common Apache 2 Dedicated servers or VPS servers. Caching is a great tool to reduce server resource consumption, bandwidth utilization and provide a faster end-user experience to visitors. To get familiar with caching concepts, simply review our ‘What is Caching?’ tutorial. Continue reading “Configure Apache 2 to Control Browser Caching”
Reading Time: 2 minutesCloud Sites has a unique infrastructure setup that requires specific settings for the page cache to provide the best experience for a given site. Please use these settings when you are configuring W3 Total Cache instead of any other settings. These directions will provide an optimized configuration for W3 Total Cache on the Cloud Sites platform. This article assumes you have already installed the W3 Total Cache plugin. Continue reading “Using W3 Total Cache on Cloud Sites”
Reading Time: < 1 minuteMemcached is a distributed, high-performance, in-memory caching system that is primarily used to speed up sites that make heavy use of databases. It can, however, be used to store objects of any kind. Nearly every popular CMS has a plugin or module to take advantage of Memcached, and many programming languages have a Memcached library, including PHP, Perl, Ruby, and Python. Memcached runs in memory and is thus quite speedy since it does not need to write data to disk.
- These instructions are intended specifically for installing the Memcached PHP Extension on a single Ubuntu 15.04 node.
- I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 15.04 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
- Follow our tutorial on How to Install Memcached on Ubuntu 15.04 prior to this KB!
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- These instructions are intended specifically for installing XCache, an open-source opcode cacher, on Ubuntu 15.04.
- I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Ubuntu 15.04 server with Apache and PHP installed, and I’ll be logged in as non-root user. If you need more information then visit our tutorial on How to Add a User and Grant Root Privileges on Ubuntu 15.04.