Adding Expires Headers and HTML Compression | htaccess Example

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If you have ran an SEO report of your site and got some results about how you need image expire headers and html compression, or if you would like to increase the speed of your website then the following tutorial should help you drastically. It applies to apache servers and requires a couple Apache modules for it to work. BlueHost shared servers are already configured so once again, we have to give them our recommendation! Apache Module … Continue reading

Favorite Part 1- Fast Amazon AWS Optimized WordPress EC2 RDS S3 Manual Cache Gzip Config

This is part one of a five part tutorial on using the Amazon Web Service to run a virtual private cloud EC2, RDS and S3 WordPress website that fits into the Amazon Free Tier. This site and this tutorial are put together by the staff of a Jacksonville Website Design and SEO company. That is right! Free Hosting for 1 Year on Amazons Cloud Network Index: Part 1- Fast Amazon AWS Optimized WordPress EC2 RDS S3 Manual … Continue reading

Godaddy Ultimate Shared Hosting Review

Godaddy is one of the world’s largest hosting and domain providers. They have excellant service at very affordable prices, but the prices seem to fluctuate from year to year and the services they offer with their products are dynamic. They provide great up-times, but are susceptible to attacks from hackers who protest their support of government regulations. While using their services we have had very few problems and with Godaddy’s most recent server upgrades our sites using … Continue reading

Bluehost Cloud Hosting Review

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Bluehost has been providing web hosting since 1996. They have excellent service at very affordable prices. They maintain and upgrade services without any additional cost to their customers. Continue reading below! We have added updates to this post. Over two years have past since this article was wrote and our opinions on this company have only improved! Their cloud network uses a data center with UPS power, diesel generators, and numerous 10 gigabit fiber connections that connect … Continue reading

HTTPS SSL Certificates on Nginx Server Configurations

A lot of information can be found across the internet concerning SSL certificates. How they work and what they are used for are questions that require numerous books dedicated to the subject just to begin answering the question. This configuration will work with the WordPress, Drupal, Magento and other PHP configurations. SSL Certificates and HTTPS in simple terms If you have used the previous tutorials for setting up an Nginx cloud server, you may now be ready … Continue reading

The Fastest Nginx LEMP Server Configuration and Set-Up

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The following tutorial will allow you to run an optimized Nginx server with Ubuntu Precise Pangolin 12.04, Ubuntu Quantal 12.10, or Ubuntu Server 13.04 Raring Ringtail. In this tutorial we will be running the server using Amazon Web Services and a Ubuntu 12.04 instance. Follow the link if you need help setting up the instance. Once you have the server set up, use SSH and a command line tool and begin with the following command. cd / … Continue reading

Magento Nginx On Ubuntu Server

The following tutorial will use one of the domains hosted on the previously configured and optimized nginx server for WordPress. We will be installing the Magento application into the separate subdomain server store.yourdomain.com. This tutorial is a continuation of: Ubuntu Nginx AWS EC2 RDS | WordPress Ready Server For Multiple Domains. To begin we will log in on our ubuntu server using SSH as discussed in the previous tutorials. After logging in, begin as usual with the … Continue reading

Optimize WordPress on Nginx with Gzip, Browser Cache, and Page Cache

The following tutorial uses nginx gzip and server caching, eliminating the need for the W3 total cache and the many nightmares that can come from it’s use. In future tutorials we will integrate in the Amazon S3 CDN. The goal is a perfect score for page speed @ tools.pingdom.com After completing this tutorial, if you have followed the previous tutorial AWS Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Nginx and WordPress, you will have a WordPress site as fast, possibly … Continue reading

Favorite Ubuntu Nginx AWS EC2 RDS | WordPress Ready Server For Multiple Domains

It took a load of work to get this put together and I haven’t had time to put pictures and other stuff into it. The server configuration will definitely need some final tweaks, but this will certainly get things going. Nginx is incredible but new so any help would be appreciated. Use the contact above. This doesn’t have to be on Amazon Cloud servers and you can easily tweak most of the following for Drupal, Joomla, Magento … Continue reading

Part 2- Amazon EC2 RDS WordPress

Continued from Part 1 – Fast Amazon AWS Optimized WordPress EC2 RDS S3 Manual Cache Gzip Config – Part 1 The next few steps will take us through the roughest part of setting up our WordPress install. In the last part we launched an AWS Ubuntu 12.10 EBS boot instance. If you got to this part of the tutorial very fast the instance may still be pending. You can check on the instance by visiting EC2 from … Continue reading

Part 3- Tutorial on Amazon EC2 RDS WordPress with SSH (Shh Don’t be scared:)

Continued from – Fast Amazon AWS Optimized WordPress EC2 RDS S3 Manual Cache Gzip Config – Part 1 Continued from – Amazon EC2 RDS WordPress – Part 2 Using SSH to Access Amazon AWS EC2 and RDS The following will use Terminal on mac. If you are using a PC then you may decide to use PuTTY for your command line interface. Go for it. The most difficult part will be connecting and setting up the public … Continue reading