Tag: Web Server

Dec 12

How to: Not serve cached pages to logged in users using Varnish

How to: Not serve cached pages to logged in users using Varnish Generally speaking caching is a good thing, it takes a bit load off the web servers and serves the content more quickly to our site visitors. However, there are a few scenarios where caching is not that great: A highly dynamic site for …

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Dec 10

Resolve: Your web-server does not have the mcrypt module installed. Without it, encryption will be a lot slower.

Resolve: Your web-server does not have the mcrypt module installed. Without it, encryption will be a lot slower. (How to install mcrypt in an Ubuntu server) I have installed UpdraftPlus in order to manage backups of the site. The downside is they seem to be moving towards having you buy addons for a lot of …

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Dec 09

How to: Install Zend OpCache for php and WordPress

How to: Install Zend OpCache for php and WordPress OpCache is a mayor tool to increase the performance of your site. Every time a WordPress page is visited the system needs to compile the php code in order to render the page. OpCache allows you to store those compiled bits in memory and serve them …

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Dec 09

Which Web Server to use: Apache vs NGINX

Which Web Server to use: Apache vs NGINX If you are looking around there are a lot of people using NGINX over Apache nowadays. NGINX for what I have read provides a lot of performance improvements that a site with a lot of visitors could take advantage of. I found a great article about the …

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Nov 06

How to: Improve the performance / speed of WordPress sites running in IIS

How to: Improve the performance / speed of WordPress running in IIS To be entirely honest I am still struggling with this topic. However I have identified a few points that should help improve the performance / speed of a WordPress site running in IIS. Now, if a distinction should be made it would be …

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Mar 20

What is www.msftncsi.com?

What is www.msftncsi.com? If you are running a firewall one of the most common sites you’ll run across is www.mstfncsi.com. This is because the url www.msftncsi.com is generally used by Windows machines to verity that there is network connectivity. A Windows machine (Windows 8, Windows 7 and even Windows Vista I believe) will try to …

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Mar 10

Why Installation of SharePoint 2013 Prerequisites fails with error “The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role” and ” Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role: Configuration Error”.

Why Installation of SharePoint 2013 Prerequisites fails with error “The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role” and ” Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role: Configuration Error” Well, another cryptic error message that doesn’t help you resolve your issue at hand. After a bit of digging it turns out …

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