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Optimal Website Speed with Optimal Server Configuration

The first step of website speed optimization start with selecting quality web hosting services and of course server optimization. This guide is written for general purpose, however described techniques work on VPS and above with root access, as well as require deep understanding of server administration. If you are a blogger or small business website owner, probably you don't need to do that, but if you have large, complicated project with high levels of traffic, then continue reading. Even some of the most popular CMS and blogging platforms sometimes require some extra boost, for instance high traffic Joomla, Drupal and even WordPress can consume a lot of resources and can be unusable if traffic levels are high. Now lets start with the essence and the very basics. Choosing Server Operating System Assuming that we are talking about PHP based project, Windows might to the job, but without a doubt Linux will save a lot of system resources. Picking popular Linux distro can be tricky, I have test most and without a doubt for web project CentOS or Ubuntu LTS would be the right choice. Both have active communities, so if things go wrong it is easy to find reliable support. Best...
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W3 Total Cache Review

W3 Total Cache is web performance optimization for WordPress and Buddy Press. Probably the most complete and the easiest plug-in that can speed up your WordPress blog. Website speed is one of the major factors of successful website. Visitors want pages to open instantly, as well Google prefer faster websites too. W3 Total Cache works out of the box and doesn’t require much knowledge about web coding or servers. Simply test your configuration and deploy the settings. There are many benefits of caching website and I will list few of the most important: Few times faster website Improved website rankings and most likely lower bounce rate "Instant" subsequent page views: browser caching Pages render quicker Reduced page load time: increased visitor time on site; visitors view more pages Improved server performance Minify settings and gzip compression save bandwidth One of the best features is that W3 Total Cache now uses the Page Speed Online API to provide Page Speed suggestions to WordPress users. Here are some of the features: Compatible with shared, VPS and dedicated hosting Compatible with apache 1.3+, nginx 0.7+, , IIS 5+ or litespeed 4.0.2+. Easy CDN integration caching of pages by referrer or groups of user agents...
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