23 March 2010

Installing APC on Media Temple Grid Server

The tutorial appears to work fine. The command in step 8. has some weird non standard dashes in the article, it should be the following:
./configure -enable-apc -enable-apc-mmap -with-apxs2=/usr/sbin/apxs -with-php-config=/usr/local/php-5.2.6–1/bin/php-config

EDIT 2010-09-24: The original article is down, look here for a replacement,

3 November 2009

Here’s a how-to on configuring Apache’s cache expiration headers with .htaccess (link).

I get noticeable performance gain through this. The article’s headers settings allow my host‘s caching service (Squid accelerators), to serve unexpired, static content to clients without first sending 304 requests back to Apache.

EDIT: Squid reverse proxy examples

9 January 2009

Dreamhost offering free web hosting

Dreamhostapps.com seems like a decent, free way of setting up managed, security-maintained sites using popular free web software (with noticeable limitations on themes and plugins).

Dreamhost is currently my preferred provider of tinkering friendly shared hosting. I subscribe to their main product, a hosting plan ridden of unnecessary restrictions, which also includes nice stuff like a reliable, sanity and time-saving WordPress one-click upgrader and a feature-complete control panel. Their service is reliable enough for non-business stuff.

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