Website Optimization

Website (Web Page) Optimization

High Performance/Traffic PHP WebServer – PHP Caching (eAccelerator)
eAccelerator is a PHP caching system, which caches frequently used portions of PHP files to RAM to increase performance. This is especially great on high traffic websites such as forums. Performance gains of up to 1000% have been seen with eAccelerator. This tutorial shows how to install it on Linux building it from source.

High Performance PHP – Installing eAccelerator on FreeBSD
This tutorial shows how to install eAccelerator on FreeBSD using ports.

Guide to Setting Up Your Own Website
You’ve finally decided to put up your own site on the Internet, but have absolutely no idea how to go about it. Scared? Intimidated? Don’t be. After all, you really don’t need to be a rocket scientist to do so.

Ad Management Scripts/Software
Pop-ups and other kinds of advertisements are a constant irritation for many Internet users. But, like all things media (such as television and radio), the web can’t continue to exist without them.

Broken Link Checkers
One of the basic things that webmasters need to master is the use of links. It’s what makes the Internet go round, so to speak. Links are simple enough to learn and code. But sometimes, we make mistakes and end up with broken links (particularly if we’re coding manually) or even dead ones (if we don’t update content that often).

Caching Web Site for Speed defines caching as the ‘storage of Web files for later re-use at a point more quickly accessed by the end user,’ the main objective of which is to make efficient use of resources and speed the delivery of content to the end user.

Cloaking in Web Hosting Web Sites Pages
While browsing for web hosting news on Google today, I came across the ‘Web Host Industry Review’ report Accused of Cloaking Links.

Hacking Attacks – How and Why
In this age of prolific Internet use, a major concern that has emerged among webmasters and web hosts alike is the threat of hacking. Originally referring to the process of learning programming languages and computer systems, the term ‘hacking’ has now evolved to mean the practice of bypassing a computer system/network’s security (used interchangeably with the term ‘cracking,’ depending on the motivation).

Hacking Attacks – Prevention
The first three steps are suggested by security consultant Jay Beale in his interview with Grant Gross, when asked how administrators can protect themselves from system attacks.

Managed Hosting Web Hosting
There are different kinds of web hosting setups available for businesses requiring an online presence. One setup that is particularly appealing to companies with mission critical sites (but have limited financial and technical resources), is managed hosting. More specifically, managed dedicated server hosting.

New Webmasters Guide to Hosting Bloggers and Bulletin Boards.
I came across an interesting thread on WebmasterWorld on Bloggers and Bulletin Board. It got me thinking about the use of weblog publishing tools (bloggers) vis-à-vis bulletin board (BB) software too. How are they different and which is better? And what do you need to host sites that need/want them?

Online News Publishing for Free
With more and more people opting to get their daily dose of the news from the Internet, online publishing has become a worthwhile endeavor for many companies. This, despite the challenge of maintaining dynamic sites that are able to accommodate frequent updates and postings.

osCommerce Contributions
But what makes it particularly valuable if you intend to customize your e-commerce platform, is the availability of contributions.

OSCommerce for ECommerce Stores
If you’re planning to launch an e-commerce site but don’t want to spend too much money, time and effort looking for, setting up and running one, then you might want to consider an osCommerce solution.

Speeding Up Web Page Loading – Part I (1) 
As more and more businesses go online, just having a web presence is no longer enough to succeed. It takes a reliable, high-performance Web site that loads quickly too. After all, nothing makes an Internet user leave a site quicker than having to wait ages for a web page to load.

Speeding Up Web Page Loading – Part II (2)
In Part I, we detailed how webmasters can speed up the loading of their web pages by optimizing their file sizes. Here, some additional tips to make pages load faster will be discussed.

Tracking Web Site Traffic
When you establish an online presence, you’re basically after one thing, to get your message across to Internet users. You don’t set up a website just so people can ignore it, do you?

Web Site Backup Webpage
We all know that despite the best-laid plans, accidents or mishaps happen, so it is always a good idea to keep the Boy Scouts’ motto in mind.

Web Site Compression
The problem is that this technology is typically used for serving up static pages and majority of data sent over the Internet is dynamic and so does not lend itself to conventional caching technologies.

Website/Network Monitoring
Website availability is one of the most important issues that both webmasters and web hosts need to address. For non-mission critical sites (such as hobby sites), an occasional downtime is not really much of a problem, but for those engaged in ecommerce, a minute of downtime could spell thousands of dollars in lost revenues.

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