Category: Apache

Benchmark Your Webpage with Siege

Benchmark Your Webpage with Siege

A few articles ago, I wrote about using the “apachebench” or “ab” utility to benchmark your website (see:  apachebench).  Ab is a great tool, but since then, I have found and fallen in love with a new tool for benchmarking…

Speed up Your WebPage with Varnish

Varnish Can Seriously Speed up Your Webpage's Performance

Using Varnish Caching and Proxy If you have a website with lots of static objects like http://uptimemadeeasy.com, then it is likely that you can save some performance by caching those static objects in a memory so that when they are requested,…

Apache File Cache Module

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If you don’t have a CDN and would like to improve the performance of some of your webpages, you can easily do it using Apache File Cache Module.  Apache’s file cache module allows you to specify specific images and files…

Monitor Apache Usage

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Get Detailed Performance Information from Apache You may be looking for a microscope into your Apache httpd service to see how many users you have using it, get performance information, and see the current individual Apache httpd processes and what…

Monitor Apache Processes

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Alert Yourself of Cyber Attacks Ok, this article will not alert you to all cyber attacks, but I wrote this script to help me identify huge changes in traffic to my websites and while it isn’t perfect, it has done…

Configure Apache Access_Log Format

Configure Apache Access_Log Format

The Apache access log is one of the most important files that you can use to create reports on your visitor’s behavior to your website.  I often use Awstats (See:  http://awstats.sourceforge.net/ ) and other reports on my Apache access_log files. …