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Speed up WordPress in Minutes

By Ka Lun Chan, CTO of Movietimes.com Database Performance is a major concern for any application developer and organization. Database optimization involves maximizing the speed and efficiency with which data is retrieved. This is a very tedious and boring...

Database Scaling with Read/Write Split

Scaling databases today can take two approaches. The first and simplest is vertical scaling which relies on larger database servers to process more requests in parallel.  While simple to implement, this approach eventually reaches a limit, either due to disk or...

When Caching Slows You Down

In working with various cache vendors over the years, I’ve come to realize that one of the more important questions isn’t what content you can cache, but which content you should NOT cache.  This may seem an odd question–shouldn’t you always...

Web Scale Without the Effort

Challenge Over the last 15 years, web load balancers have been deployed to scale web applications. Web load balancers eventually became a requirement for any application networking build out. As web traffic demands increased, it was apparent that the database tier was...