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The Chronology of a Click, Part XV

Whew! That was a long series. But we’re finally at the end. Let’s wrap up with the top ten things to consider when our thoughts turn to website performance. These are our top ten best practices.There are many performance tips out there, but performance may be affected more by how the development team thinks about performance. Its priority, the number of person-hours allocated to it, and the willingness of individual developers to change their habits as their programming environment changes all contribute to performance. Here are the top ten things every developer should keep in mind.
Category: Website Monitoring

The Chronology of a Click, Part IX

At the end of Part VIII the user’s request had been served, but had only made it to the bottom of the protocol stack in the server machine. This part describes the next step, the journey through the Internet from the server machine to the client machine.

Part III described this journey in the opposite direction. The request was travelling from the client to the server in that part. In this part, the response is travelling from the server back to the client. Read more…

Category: Website Performance

The Chronology of a Click, Part VIII

We’ve reached a milestone in this series. When the user clicked on that link way back at the beginning, it was a request for a web page. Parts II through VII saw the request being transported to the server and the server finding or building the web page (the response). Now, after all that, the response is ready to be delivered back to the user. Read more…
Category: Website Performance

This Week in Website Performance

website-performance-weekly-monitorusThis Week in Website Performance is a weekly feature of the Monitor.Us blog. It summarizes recent articles about website performance. Why? Because your friends at Monitor.Us care.

Essential Server Performance Metrics you should know, but were reluctant to ask

Author: zhirayr.

There are a great many important metrics that allow you to evaluate the health of your server, of varying usefulness. This article presents a minimal set of metrics to begin monitoring to understand the state of your web application. Read more…

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The Chronology of a Click, Part III

This article details what happens after a user clicks on a link in a web page. It is presented chronologically, but interspersed with website performance tips that relate to the topic under consideration at that time. It is presented in multiple parts:


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