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WordPress Caching

I had some WordPress performance issues over the weekend. The website was performing so poorly that connections timed out. I traced the problem to some changes I made in the MySQL configuration. I want to spend more time learning about that so that I can find tune thing. To recover, I created a new Digital Ocean VPS and copied the default MySQL configuration to my VPS. The website performance returned. By the time I had things squared away, my mind…

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WordPress Speed Boost

Oh yeah! I found useful information in this WordPress Optimization Bible by Vladdimir Prelovac. A few minutes tweaking the MySQL database for Island in the Net and my website had a very improved Google PageSpeed Insights. query_cache_limit = 2M query_cache_size = 256M query_cache_type = 1…

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Open Source Softare has to be better

The thing about open source by Bijan Sabet (bijansabet.com) I think we need to aim even higher with open source movement. It’s not just about an open source version of Photoshop or Windows or MS Office. It has to be bigger and more ambitious than free and open. It has to be better. I’m a proponent and critic of man Open Source Projects. Some projects like PHP, Perl, Apache, Linux, MySQL, are very successful and provide very capable solutions to…

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Testing a move from WordPress.com to self hosted WordPress blog

Yesterday I was talking to m wife's cousin, Mihir, about blogging. He mentioned that he had started a blog about SQL Server (he's a DBA). His blog is hosted on WordPress.com but because WordPress.com does not allow javascript and ads he wanted to move to Blogger. However, Blogger provides no tools to move a blog to another host. He was also concerned that readers would not be able to find the new home of his blog. I suggested that he…

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