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Simple Performance Testing with Apache Benchmark

I’ve been knee deep in performance and scalability for some time now, and have used and learned of many useful tools and techniques to help out. One of my favorite command line tools for seeing how well a single Apache server is churning out pages in development comes stock on Ubuntu, and Mac OS X:Apache Benchmark. Read More »

How to install ionCube loader on Ubuntu

ionCube is a Zend-Engine extension to encode PHP files. To install it on Ubuntu first download the software from ionCube.com and extract it to /usr/local. For the 64 bit version: cd /usr/local sudo wget http://downloads2.ioncube.com/loader_downloads/ioncube_loaders_lin_x86-64.tar.gz sudo tar xzf ioncube_loaders_lin_x86-64.tar.gz If you need the 32 bit version use http://downloads2.ioncube.com/loader_downloads/ioncube_loaders_lin_x86.tar.gz instead (further downloads can be found at http://www.ioncube.com/loaders.php) Then make sure the ... Read More »

Optimizing HTML

Why clean markup? Markup smells Additional optimizations Agressive optimizations When things go wrong Antipatterns Tools Future considerations Why clean markup? Client-side optimization is getting a lot of attention lately, but some of its basic aspects seem to go unnoticed. If you look carefully at pages on the web (even those that are supposed to be highly optimized), it’s easy to ... Read More »

30 Popular .htaccess code snippets

“A .htaccess (hypertext access) file is a directory-level configuration file supported by several web servers, that allows for decentralized management of web server configuration„. (FromWikipedia) The .htaccess method will only effect the folder in which the .htaccess file resides, and all the folders inside. The .htaccess file is very useful and allows you to do a lot of things… Here’s ... Read More »

What Is Shared Hosting?

With the advent of e-commerce and emergence of many techniques of online money making, many of us are looking forward for opening web page for us. And when it comes to hosting a web page you are drawn in to the search for the perfect type of hosting that would suit you. It will be really crazy if you have ... Read More »

What is Virtual Private Server (VPS)?

The technology is ever growing and the needs are growing along with it. Many website hosts may like to see some hosting concept that offers the goods of both dedicated and shared hosting techniques. The perfect mix of them is offered by the concept of Virtual Private Server (VPS) made possible by the advancements in the software and hardware. No ... Read More »

What is Dedicated Server?

It’s a necessity for a good large scale business to have an established website for it, and the website once popular must cater to a whole variety of audience and the hosting server comes into play here. You cannot just expect to do with a shared hosting or other minor hosting options, because you are dealing big here and the ... Read More »

How to know if server is compatible with Magento?

Before we decide to run Magento on our server, we need to make sure our server meet the magento system requirements. You can see the detail of requirements in this post Magento system requirements, in this post we will do the simple way to know exactly what our server have and miss before run Magento. This file is provided by Magento, ... Read More »