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Facebook Adds SPDY Support!

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Facebook has quietly enabled support for SPDY, the super charged HTTP replacement from Google that is serving as the basis for HTTP/2.0. This is a huge leap forward for web performance and the adoption of newer, better protocols to transmit web content. Wider adoption of SPDY means that the need for web performance hacks like [...]

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Lose the Wait: HTTP Compression

One of the ways you can improve website performance is to reduce the amount of data that needs to get delivered to the client. An easy way to reduce the amount of data sent to a client is to compress the content and then transfer it to the client. This can be done with HTTP [...]

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Performance Questions to Ask Hosting Providers: Secure Website Access

(This is the third article in a series of articles about performance questions you should ask when choosing a hosting provider. The first article, “What control do I have over the web server?” and the second article “What access do you provide to web server logs?” are also available.) So far in this series we [...]

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The Challenge of Dynamically Generating Static Content

Time and time again I see people using PHP or some other application logic to try and hack around some issue they are facing. We saw this in our previous post Questions to Ask Hosting Providers: Web Server Configuration where people would use PHP to emulate mod_deflate or mod_expires. Andrew King, in his book Website [...]

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Performance Questions to Ask Hosting Providers: Log File Access

(This is the second article in a series of articles about performance questions you should ask when choosing a hosting provider. The first article in the series is here) Last time we covered the most important question you should ask a hosting provider: What control do I have over the web server. This time we [...]

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Performance Questions to Ask Hosting Providers: Web Server Configuration

Hosting a web application can be annoying and time consuming. There is the cost of the hardware. There is the time configuring, administering, and patching the operating system, web server, and other software. There is the security risk of exposing a machine onto the Internet. So it’s no surprise that many people and companies use [...]

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