The Varying Ways of Caching with PHP

What is Caching and Why You Need it A cache is a temporary storage area used to rapidly access frequently accessed data. Caching minimizes the retrieval queries made to a database, reduces the number of requests made to external services, deducts from the time spent on computing data, and reduces the file-system access. In other […]

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Advantages to Using a CDN Network

What is a CDN Network and How Does it Work? A Content Delivery Network is a network of proxy servers that delivers content to end-users with high availability and performance. It provides an effective service in consistently speeding the delivery of websites’ traffic as it works by providing alternative server nodes for users to download resources […]

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hosting

Hosting: Why You May Require High Availability?

Server hosts offer a promise of high availability hosting in the sales agreement. This states that your website or hosted content will never be inaccessible and always online. For them to keep these promises it requires a special connection via a router, power, cooling and other special hardware. Therefore, it uses additional equipment to cover […]

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ownCloud 9

ownCloud 9: New Features and Upgrades

With ownCloud being one of the most used file share and sync solutions; the new ownCloud 9 brings new and improved features and upgrades to its users. Furthermore, if you are one of its many users, and you are thinking about upgrading to the new ownCloud 9; here are some things you can expect.  User […]

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plesk

Plesk 12.5 vs cPanel 11.56: Which One is Better?

On average, most websites use a scoring system of hosting features for day to day operations from spam filtering to web analytics. Most control panels do deliver on most of these features, but do have their own unique differences within their usability, security, maintainability and much more.  Therefore, both Plesk 12.5 and cPanel 11.56 have […]

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PHP

PHP: Different Ways You Can Run It

As a developer you might not care too much about which PHP handler is running your application within the server. However you still have multiple options to choose from, depending on what the site you are running requires. Here are some different ways you can run PHP. Running PHP using Apache Only Alongside with its […]

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MySQL

MySQL Database: Tips on Optimisation

When using MySQL Databases, there are two ways of optimising it and improving performance. The first way would be trying to get the best possible performance out of the hardware and software, with their configuration already set in place. Second option however, is to search for ways you can upgrade MySQL software, generate storage engines […]

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nginx

Nginx vs. Apache: Which Server Suits Your Needs Best?

With Nginx and Apache being the two most commonly used web servers out there; having a better understanding of how they work and their differences will help make the right choice to suit your business needs. The fact that both Nginx and Apache are used for serving above 50% of the world’s internet traffic, tells […]

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WordPress

WordPress: Updating and Why You Need To Do It

WordPress is a platform and a content managing system that keeps growing continually. However it still has its own fair share of issues that developers are working on solving. Updates always come for additional features which are integrated in to the current version, therefore it is important to keep your WordPress updated and here are […]

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wordpress

WordPress: Operational and Stable Maintenance

If working with WordPress and your sites are WordPress based, there are ways of maintaining them and keeping them more stable and operational. Avoiding any problems that may occur due to slower speeds or your sites being down is something we will be focusing on. Here are a few steps you can take to stay […]

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