This Week in Website Performance is a weekly feature of the Monitis.com blog. It summarizes recent articles about website performance. How to make yourweb site better, how to improve your users experience when they come to your website and how to optimize the overall experience. Why? Because your friends at Monitis.com care.
Discussed in this short article are 10 useful tips for a LAMP (Linux/apache/mySQL/PHP) based website. This is a nice round up of various tips seen in many similar articles. It’s a great way to get started if you are getting into performance optimization on this platform, or maybe it’s time to take another look to be sure things are still working as well as can be. Be sure to check performance before and after using monitoring tools from Monitis.com to quantify improvements you are making.
Battle ready Nginx – an optimization guide
Author: Zachary Orr.
The web server Nginx is gaining in use and you might be tasked with setting up a new install. Default configuration out of the box should be tweaked – and this is a good guide to get a basic serviceable config ready to roll. The settings are explained so you can further adjust to your needs.
Author: Carlos Bueno.
Performance measurement and optimization of code is of utmost importance in ensuring speedy performance of a website. It is difficult to do well – there is a wealth of conflicting and incorrect unwritten rules. This easy to read handbook gets into many details of measuring performance and optimizing, while avoiding wasting time in areas that don’t affect actual performance. The handbook is freely available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats.
Author: Robert Hoffman.
MySQL Performance and Tuning Best Practices
Author: Devops for Dummies.
This is an excellent article to understand how to use mySQL in an efficient manner. From indexing foreign keys to limiting searches to upgrading hardware, all areas are covered. This is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Pick and choose the areas necessary for your own environment as applying every one might actually be detrimental.
PHP Performance Tips
Author: Eric Haggins, Google Webmaster
The very popular PHP scripting language has many ways in which it can be configured for optimal performance. With every new release comes new improvements and efficiencies. If you haven’t looked in on your PHP setup lately, or if you never were all that sure of it’s optimization, now is the time to settle in for a short read and polish up your PHP install.