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 and extract it to /usr/local. For the 64 bit version: cd /usr/local sudo wget sudo tar xzf ioncube_loaders_lin_x86-64.tar.gz If you need the 32 bit version use instead (further downloads can be found at 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 »