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Maximizing Python Performance with NGINX, Part 1: Web Serving and Caching

Introduction – How NGINX is Used with Python Python is famous for being easy and fun to use, for making software development easier, and for runtime performance that is said to exceed other scripted languages. (Though the latest version of PHP, PHP 7, may give Python a run for its money.) Everyone wants their website and application…

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Maximizing PHP 7 Performance with NGINX, Part 1: Web Serving and Caching

Introduction – How NGINX is Used with PHP PHP is the most popular way to create a server‑side Web application, with roughly 80% market share. (ASP.net is a distant second, and Java an even more distant third.) The PHP universe includes a multitude of PHP frameworks; the most popular include Laravel, Phalcon, and Symfony 2. PHP is…

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8 Tips for Drupal 8 Performance

Editor – For more on maximizing Drupal 8 performance with NGINX, watch our webinar on demand, Maximizing Drupal 8 Performance with NGINX. You can read a transcript of the webinar in two parts: Architecture and Configuration and Caching and Load Balancing. [blockquote author="David Wheeler"]All problems in computer science can be solved by another level of indirection. Drupal is a…

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Using NGINX and NGINX Plus for Load Balancing Apache Tomcat Servers

NGINX and NGINX Plus are commonly used to enhance performance and fault tolerance by acting as a load balancer for many application servers, including Apache TomcatTM. To help customers get the most out of their Tomcat deployments, NGINX, Inc. has published a new deployment guide, Using NGINX and NGINX Plus to Load Balance Apache Tomcat Servers. This…

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6 Tips for Better vCloud Air Performance

VMware is the leading company in enterprise virtualization. Among other capabilities, virtualization enables multiple operating systems to run simultaneously on the same hardware. For example, you can run Windows and Linux at the same time on the same server, or run Windows on your Mac laptop. For application owners and developers, virtualization separates the application…

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5 Performance Tips for Node.js Applications

[blockquote author='Bryan Hughes on Twitter']If #nginx isn’t sitting in front of your node server, you’re probably doing it wrong. Node.js is the leading tool for creating server applications in JavaScript, the world’s most popular programming language. Offering the functionality of both a web server and an application server, Node.js is now considered a key tool…

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Maximizing Black Friday Performance

[blockquote author="Sun Tzu, The Art of War"]In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity A typical eretailer gets nearly a quarter of its yearly revenue between Thanksgiving and Christmas. For many online stores, the two busiest days of the year are Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) and the following Cyber Monday, which sees an…

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9 Tips for Improving WordPress Performance

WordPress is the single largest platform for website creation and web application delivery worldwide. About a quarter of all sites are now built on open source WordPress software, including sites for eBay, Mozilla, RackSpace, TechCrunch, CNN, MTV, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal. WordPress.com, the most popular site for user‑created blogs, itself runs…

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5 Tips for Faster AWS Performance

The AWS re:Invent conference was held October 6–9, 2015 in Las Vegas. Amazon Web Services (AWS), the leading provider of cloud‑based computing services, is a great resource and platform for web application development. AWS customers include big names such as Adobe, Airbnb, NASA, Netflix, Slack, and Zynga. You can use AWS for prototyping, for mixed deployments (alongside…

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