Speed up WordPress with AMP


by Danila Vershinin, August 8, 2016

There are many ways to speed up your WordPress website. One of the latest technologies that Google brought for faster websites rendering is called AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages). WordPress can leverage this technology using WordPress AMP plugin. WordPress AMP plugin There’s a bunch of AMP plugins for WordPress. It is most safe to use the […]

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Magento Chmod – Secure Permissions for Magento 1.x


by Danila Vershinin, August 2, 2016

Secure Magento 1.x store with proper Magento chmod and chown settings to your files and directories.

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WordPress Performance Checklist


by Danila Vershinin, July 28, 2016

This Ultimate Wordpress Performance Checklist is your one stop to reaching high performance blogging experience

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Setting SSH locale properly in OS X


by Danila Vershinin, July 24, 2016

Ever seen a message in your iTerm or Terminal apps telling you there’s a problem setting locale? It may be when you run a Perl app: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = (unset), LC_ALL = (unset), LC_CTYPE = “UTF-8”, LANG = “en_US.UTF-8” are supported and installed […]

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Protect Magento search security from malicious scanning


by Danila Vershinin, July 20, 2016

Tighten up Magento 1.x search security using a few lines of Nginx configuration.

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Top Performance Bottlenecks


by Danila Vershinin, July 17, 2016

Is your website slow? Here’s a list of things to check. Reason and solution format. It’s slow because of your SSL It happens primarily on low end VPS boxes where CPU can’t handle strong ciphers well. You don’t have to sacrifice performance for security, but you can make use of secure ciphers which are faster, […]

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Cheating YSlow


by Danila Vershinin, July 16, 2016

Sanity check: are you into performance scores only or real website performance is your thing?

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Magento 2 Nginx Config for SSL termination & Varnish


by Danila Vershinin, July 15, 2016

This configuration fixes some errors in Nginx configuration for Varnish that is shipped by Magento 2 team. To use it, place the file into /etc/nginx/sites-available/ and make sure to replace example.com with your own store domain. Take note of suggestions specified as comments in the file and make appropriate action.

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Varnish Virtual Hosts. The Right Way


by Danila Vershinin, July 11, 2016

Manage Varnish virtual hosts in a clutter-free way by leveraging include files

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Redis Configuration for Magento 1.9.x


by Danila Vershinin, July 10, 2016

Easily configure Redis cache for session storage and general cache storage with Magento 1.9.x

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