Archive | November, 2011

High Performance WordPress – Part 4

16 November 2011 comment icon20 | Categories: featured, performance, tutorials

Alrighty folks, if you’ve been following along with the High Performance WordPress post series you will by now have experienced the awesomeness of a WordPress website running on nginx. If you’ve not been following along what are you waiting for? Go check out the following posts first:

Part 1 – VPS Setup
Part 2 – nginx/mysql setup
Part 3 – WordPress setup & tuning on nginx

Today we’re going to sqeeze even more performance out of your trusty little VPS by configuring and tuning an opcode cache for php.
What is an Opcode cache?
PHP differs from languages like Java and the .net framework in that it is an interpreted language meaning that each time you call a PHP script, the …

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High Performance WordPress Part 3

02 November 2011 comment icon32 | Categories: featured, performance

Hey folks I’m back with Part Three of the High Performance WordPress guide. If you’ve not done so already, be sure to check out Parts One and Part Two which will take you from a position of having no server to a fully configured VPS machine running the kickass nginx web server and mysql – or a LEMP environment as those in the know like to call it.
Today, we’ll proceed with setting up WordPress on our shiny new VPS server.
Create an nginx Virtual Host
First things first, let’s smarten up our nginx configuration to make things play nice with WordPress. I’ve learned to love nginx conf files. In the beginning it was a bit different from …

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