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This Week in Website Performance

This 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… Read the full post

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Key Linux Performance Metrics

Much has been written about how to set up different monitoring tools to look after the health of your Linux servers. This article attempts to present a concise overview of the most important metrics available on Linux and the associated tools. CPU utilization CPU usage is usually the first place we look when a server… Read the full post

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ASP.NET Performance Tips

In this article you can find some easy steps you can follow to maximize the performance of your ASP.NET applications. 1. Use caching. When multiple users request the same content from your page, your server can respond with a cached copy of that content. This way, only the first user will have to wait for… Read the full post

Website Performance: Building Tables and Indexes

This is the second of four articles about Database Management Systems’ (DBMS) performance. The first of these four articles presented an overview and some installation tips. The article you are now reading talks about building the database’s tables and indexes. Parts three and four get into the meat of accessing the database, with non-SQL tips… Read the full post

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Berkeley DB Performance Tuning

 When it comes to performance, BerkeleyDB’s cache size is the single most important configuration parameter. In order to achieve maximum performance, the data most frequently accessed by your application should be cached so that read and write requests do not trigger too much I/O activity. BerkeleyDB databases are grouped together in application environments - directories which… Read the full post

Website Performance: Synchronicity

Web­site Per­formance: Tax­o­no­my of Tips in­tro­duced a clas­si­fi­ca­tion scheme to help us or­ga­nize the many per­for­mance tips found on the In­ter­net.  My fol­low­ing three ar­ti­cles re­viewed the tips that af­fect the re­sponse’s jour­ney from the ser­ver to the cli­ent cat­e­go­ry.  To­day’s ar­ti­cle be­gins the dis­cus­sion about the syn­chro­ni­ci­ty cat­e­go­ry.

Image Processing for Performance

Website Performance: Taxonomy of Tips intro­duced a clas­si­fi­ca­tion scheme to help us or­ga­nize the many per­for­mance tips found on the In­ter­net.  Empty Src and Href Attri­butes and Com­po­nent Cach­ing then start­ed to ex­a­mine the “jour­ney from the ser­ver to the cli­ent” cate­gory.  We con­tinue look­ing at that ca­te­go­ry here by ex­a­min­ing the im­pact that images have… Read the full post

Webpage Component Caching (Part 2 of 2)

Website Performance: Taxonomy of Tips intro­duced a clas­si­fi­ca­tion scheme to help us or­ga­nize the many per­for­mance tips found on the In­ter­net.  Empty Src and Href Attributes then started to examine the “journey from the ser­ver to the cli­ent” cate­gory by dis­cuss­ing the one tip that Yahoo lists as the most im­por­tant for web appli­ca­tion per­for­mance.Part One… Read the full post