Website Optimization # Tip 2
Enabling browser side caching

Browser side caching can greatly impact web page rendering speed whenever there are repeat visits. Simply put. A browser would typically look into its own local cache before making a HTTP request to the server.

On Apache mod_expires needs to be installed. Now putting the following content in your .htaccess will let the browser know that this content is cachable. For different file types, different cache durations can be enabled and based on various base parameter like access time or modification time.

Below in the example implementation. And its pretty self explanatory.

################
ExpiresActive On


# expires after 7 days based on access time
ExpiresDefault A604800



# expires after 1 month based on access time
ExpiresDefault A2592000

################

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Website Optimization # Tip 1
Enabling gzip compression

A simple optimization technique which can greatly impact a webpage's loading performance.

If on Apache mod_deflate is installed, adding this magical line in your .htaccess can make your website load 3x or 4x faster.

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AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/xml text/css text/javascript application/javascript

##########################

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PageSpeed Module
We wanted to update you that all our Linux Hosting Servers are now equipped with Google's PageSpeed module. Though details of the this module are available online, but still we would like to highlight what Google has to say about it.
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MySQL Hot Backup Scheduler
On all our Linux Hostings, we are now providing 'MySQL Hot Backup Scheduler' under the cPanel account.

This interface allows you to put your database in the backup schedule run on the server for the Hot Backups. It is especially useful if you have InnoDB tables.
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Security Caveats for Linux Shared Hosting
Security is a major part of any web-hosting operations. Interestingly, most of due diligence can be exercised by the client himself. I'll just jot it down in points what can client can and should do w.r.t. Security Settings.
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Softaculous - The Best Available Script Installer for Linux Hosting
All our Linux Shared Hostings come with Softaculous Script installer. As far as our opinion goes, this installer is the best there in the market. Softaculous is a cPanel plugin that lets you install several third parties script within your Hosting Account. Apart from giving a user hassle free experience, it also boasts of wide range of Scripts alongside the most popular ones such as for Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento.
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Troubleshooting for cPanel based Email Accounts
If you face issues in receiving /sending mails via Outlook/Outlook-Express/Thunderbird, you can try using direct IP in place of incoming and outgoing server.

Also, you can try using port 465 (with SSL) or port 587 (with TLS) as outgoing port. For POP port 995 (with SSL) can be used, and for IMAP port 993 ( with SSL) can be used. (Note: Certificate warning should be accepted by clicking YES)
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MySQL Hot Backup
Backups are very important part of any Web Hosting Company's Business. With respect to Database backups, especially MySQL, there are two techniques that can be used to take MySQL backups
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IE Security 101 - The very first step to being secure
Greetings beginners. Hopefully in the next 5-10 minutes that you are going to give to this article, you will be learning the basic security features of Internet Explorer (IE).
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Preventing Wordpress Comment Spam with reCAPTCHA
Any Wordpress webmaster is all to familiar with Spam/Bogus comments that are posted on blog posts or Wordpress pages. Problem is more accentuated with the automated bots/malware/viruses, which typically can post thousands of Spam comments on any website in a given day. One way to manage this undesired activity is to totaly turn-off comment system is Wordpress. Other way is to moderate every comment. Both these options can be set from within Wordpress Admin Section. Former approach is undesired on a dynamic or an engaing website. While the later approach is only usable to the point where number of comments are manually manageable. It totally fails when comments are being posted by bots etc.
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