3 essential website monitoring metrics to improve how your website functions

Most businesses utilize a web platform to promote their products or services in the digital age. A website with good response time and availability can boost the credibility of your business. However, websites are susceptible to lag and downtime, both of which result in frustrated end users. Following a poor user experience, potential customers may […]

Tuning MySQL my.cnf? Avoid this common pitfall!

It took me some time to decide on the title of this article. MariaDB has been fast replacing MySQL as many Linux distributions now default to MariaDB over MySQL. MariaDB is an enhanced drop-in replacement for MySQL. Therein lies my predominantly self-made conundrum, MySQL or MariaDB? The MySQL tuning advice below applies to MySQL, MariaDB […]

htop and top Alternatives: Glances, nmon

In this article, we explore alternatives to htop and top, namely, Glances and nmon. These tools present unique approaches and functionalities, potentially serving as replacements or supplements to the classic top and htop duo. Join us as we uncover the features and benefits of Glances and nmon, and whether they could be the next staples […]

Accelerate Your Website with Sitespeed.io

The speed of your website is a critical factor in ensuring user satisfaction, SEO rankings, and overall performance. Sitespeed.io emerges as a robust tool, offering comprehensive insights and solutions to optimize your website’s speed. It’s an open-source treasure, beloved by developers and site owners alike, for its detailed performance metrics and user-friendly approach. Sitespeed.io is […]

Linux top: Here’s how to customize it

The top command – referred to below as Linux top – is a command on Unix and Unix-like systems such as Linux, which provides a dynamic real-time overview of a running system. It can display system summary information and a list of processes or threads currently managed by the Linux kernel. The types of system […]

50 Top Observability and Monitoring Solutions – 2024

“A more targeted list that includes 50 server and observability solutions for 2024” Back in 2014, I compiled a list of top server and application performance monitoring solutions. Sharing that list publicly was a great way to gain feedback and recommendations on other tools available. Over time that list grew from 20 to over 100 server monitoring […]

25 Best CDN Providers 2024

A content delivery network, also referred to as a content distribution network (CDN), is a geographically distributed network of data centers containing proxy servers. CDN providers serve internet content, including web objects (text, graphics, and scripts), downloadable objects (media files, software, documents), applications (e-commerce, portals), live-streaming media, to name closer to and thus faster, to end-users. Some of the […]

Is Cloudflare Argo worth it?

Cloudflare Argo offers a significant reduction in network latency and connection errors—by an estimated 30%. Traditional network technologies often rely on static routing leading to slower and more congested paths, while Cloudflare Argo introduces a dynamic approach. This smart routing algorithm navigates traffic across the quickest available routes, utilizing Cloudflare’s extensive network of over 300 […]

CDN Benchmarking: How to Compare the Performance of Different CDNs

Content delivery networks (CDNs) are crucial in ensuring fast and reliable access to digital content across the globe. With numerous CDNs on the market, the ability to compare their performance effectively is essential to making the best choice for your needs. In this guide we’ll delve into the key aspects of CDN benchmarking, explaining the […]

Analyze Your Website’s TTFB (Time to First Byte)

Have you improved the load time of your websites and web applications recently? Or, maybe your web store or other web app is now slower to respond as you’ve added more features or due to data growth? The time it takes for your web applications to respond when users visit is more important than ever […]

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