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 […]

Nginx tuning tips: HTTPS/TLS – Turbocharge TTFB/Latency

Are you looking to optimize the performance of Nginx? One way to do so is by tuning Nginx to support the latest TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocols (TLS 1.2 & TLS 1.3). In this article, we’ll explore how optimizing Nginx’s TLS config can reduce TTFB (Time To First Byte) latency and turbocharge website speed, providing […]

Guide to Optimizing PHP for High Traffic Sites

Note: This article serves as an overview and index, connecting you to previous detailed PHP optimization articles. For comprehensive insights on each topic, please follow the provided links to previous articles under the subheadings below. It made more sense to connect these articles here for your convenience, rather than trying to merge 12 articles covering […]

PHP 8.3 is Out! – 60% Still Using End-of-Life PHP 7

Yesterday, on November 23, 2024, the PHP community welcomed the release of PHP 8.3, marking another milestone in the evolution of this widely used scripting language. With PHP powering 76.7% of all websites with known server-side programming languages, upgrading PHP is critical in ensuring the security, efficiency, and overall user experience of a significant portion […]

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