This Week in Website Performance

weeklyThis Week in Website Performance is a weekly feature of the blog. It summarizes recent articles about website performance. Why? Because your friends at care.

Improving Your Site Speed With Redis


Author: Hart Hoover.
One of the ways to speed up site performance we see time and again is to utilize a cache, and Redis is debatably one of the best. Although memcached is bandied about more frequently, this article champions Redis over the rest. Advantages are revealed as well as a sample configuration that is wordpress specific but easy to modify for general purpose.

Tips And Tricks For Testing WordPress Themes

Author: Daniel Pataki.


With a wide install base, wordpress is used around the world by many people. With it’s easy to use system it can be just as easy to get into a theme that degrades performance. Your themes need to be as well tested as any other component in your site and this article has a number of tips and tricks to keep it at peak performance.

10 Drupal Performance Optimization Tips to Improve your Web Experience

Author: Ali Altaf.


Drupal is one of the top content management systems (CMS) used today, beside others like joomla and wordpress. Presented in this article are 10 useful tips to get the most out of your site. From small to very large sites there is something for everyone here. Be sure to capture a “before” baseline with Monitis monitoring so you can see just how much of an improvement there is.


Author: Vinod Mohan.


It is a good idea to keep an eye on the performance of low level resources like storage systems. 5 excellent tips are provided in this short article that will help direct you to improve the performance of a storage system. Discussed is hardware (physical vs solid state), configuration (RAID level), and application (utilisation of cache). The tips as well as links to external resources are worth a look if you are dealing with storage.