Linux and PHP web application support and development (Bromsgrove, UK)


WordPress Performance Case Study

Background A WordPress site we maintain had one page (warning: some of the pages/images may offend) displaying a large number of posts (they all happen to be galleries) using the nextgen-gallery plugin. The Problem The page in question, on each load, would perform a query on posts within a specified category, and display them inline. […]

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Performance enhancements for a bespoke PHP ecommerce store

Introduction Not so long ago, a customer was using an bespoke online store for selling clothing. For 99% of the year, the site would perform perfectly (fast page loading times and so on) – however at the start of a sales promotion, the site would collapse due to a huge spike in requests from potential […]

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