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Apache high memory usage – 5 easy ways to fix it

Apache is popular, but it often gets a bad rap for poor performance.

Apache high memory usage is found to cause of slow sites, page timeouts, mail bounces and more.

And here at Bobcares, our Support Engineers help web hosts, digital marketers and other online businesses keep their Apache servers super fast and stable.

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How to fix high CPU utilization in Linux web hosting servers

At one time or another every server owner faces high CPU utilization or CPU running at 100%.

It results in sluggish servers, unresponsive application and unhappy customers.

That’s why at Bobcares, we prevent downtime by monitoring and resolving such utilization issues as quickly as they come. (more…)

How to ace Magento speed optimization using open source software

How to ace Magento speed optimization using open source software

Magento is arguably the most popular eCommerce application, but its Achilles heel is performance. Sooner or later every webmaster finds their site to be slow, and look for Magento speed optimization methods.

The natural tendency for most webmasters is to upgrade server resources or buy expensive commercial software. But it’s only a temporary fix. Unless you identify specific bottlenecks, and fix them, you’ll continue to face performance issues.
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Improving webhosting QoS (Quality of Service) using resource control in server virtualization

Improving webhosting QoS (Quality of Service) using resource control in server virtualization

“Noisy neighbors” are customers who use up more than their fair share of resources in a virtualized server. Such over-use of resources (aka resource hogging) affects server performance, especially if a VPS provider runs high-density servers. Though server virtualization provides cost-effective hosting, it involves sharing of resources such as CPU, RAM, I/O, network, etc. among the VPS accounts. (more…)

How we gained over 500% improvement in web site speed using LXD/LXC and HHVM

How we gained over 500% improvement in web site speed using LXD/LXC and HHVM

It is no news that Google and other search engines consider site speed as a ranking signal. Studies show that even customer confidence is severely affected by factors such as slow site speed, un-secured web sites, etc. So, web masters all over the world now consider site speed as a critical factor in their business. (more…)

Configuring Apache for Maximum Performance

Configuring Apache for Maximum Performance

Apache is an open-source HTTP server implementation. It is still the most popular web server on the Internet. The August 2015 Web Server Survey conducted by Netcraft [1] shows that about 37.51% of the web sites on Internet are using Apache.

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Top 7 server optimization tips for WordPress performance tuning

Top 7 server optimization tips for WordPress performance tuning

Everyone loves a fast website. Even search engines such as Google say a site should respond within 200 milliseconds [1]. This means you should keep your site lightning fast not just to keep your customers happy, but to retain your SEO rankings. (more…)

Story of server performance tuning – Why it is critical for delivering reliable services and how it is done

Story of server performance tuning – Why it is critical for delivering reliable services and how it is done

Customers understand, or try to accept a server downtime. They understand servers are machines, and do sometimes break, but the one thing that they really hate is a slow server. It keeps them chained to their computer, and wastes their productive time. (more…)

E-commerce server optimization – How a Magento e-commerce website was optimized for less than 2 seconds load time

E-commerce server optimization – How a Magento e-commerce website was optimized for less than 2 seconds load time

In our previous post we covered how our Linux Systems Administrators shed 5 seconds off in website load time for a Magento e-commerce website. Here we’ll continue the discussion on how server side optimization further reduced it to a 2 second loading website.

After website optimization, we were at a 4 seconds average load time. A server performance audit showed that most of its major optimization was done right, but was not maintained properly.

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