Recently I came across Aaron Hopkins' Optimizing Page Load Time article. It explains in depth how you should optimize your web pages for a faster browsing experience. It's full of brilliant theory, but not to so much about practical tips for the average blogger. So here is a list of 5 things you can do to optimize your web pages without having to redo your site design or set up distribution caches around the planet. It helped me to reduce load time of this web site by about 70% on average.46 Comments.
If you're a web designer or administrator and frequently have to access your own web pages, it is useful to hide your own requests from the web server's statistics generated by a tool like Awstats. For dial-up users it is common practice to ignore a subnet's IP range like this:8 Comments.
Since moving from shared hosting to a virtual server, I felt I had to do something about the endless numbers of robots that are harvesting my sites for email addresses, stealing content or running security scanners on my web server to find exploits to report to their human owner. This is the solution I came up with:21 Comments.
You would like to set up a Mongrel cluster for your Rails application, running on top of Apache 2.2 with fancy load balancing enabled, but your Linux distro features only an older version of Apache?
This article will take you through compiling the software for yourself. Just make sure you have all the tools installed, such as a C-Compiler and GNU make. If you are unsure what to install, look for a meta-package called "Devel" or "Development", that will install all the necessary packages for you.6 Comments.