Category: Website

Nginx or Varnish Which is Faster?

Nginx or Varnish Which is Faster?

I have been working with Nginx and Varnish for a good little bit.  They are both obviously great proxy servers.  The question that I have asked myself and others over this time is which should I actually use?  Which performs…

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,…

Install Nginx on CentOS

Install a Simple Nginx WebServer

There are many ways to Install Nginx on your CentOS machine, but whenever possible, I will try to install using a repository and yum whenever possible.  If you wish to install Nginx, there are a couple of different repos that…

Apache File Cache Module

Monitor Apache Processes at http://uptimemadeeasy.com

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 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…