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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 improve MySQL performance – A guide for web masters & web hosts

At one time or the other, every website owner will face a “slow MySQL” issue.

Then they google “how to improve MySQL performance“.

And what do they find? A lot of tech jargon that analyzes threadbare query performance.

That stuff can make anyone’s head hurt.

Which is why we’ve put together a list of things we do here at Bobcares to quickly fix MySQL performance issues in our customer websites. (more…)

Top 8 best practices in cpanel server management

Top 8 best practices in cpanel server management

cPanel is one of the commonly used control panels in web hosting servers. For web hosts to provide a smooth hosting experience to their customers, an efficient cPanel server management system has to be in place.

Every server require regular maintenance and constant monitoring to prevent a sudden crash or a downtime that can adversely affect the customer businesses hosted in it. (more…)

Instant VPS provisioning in oVirt using templates

Instant VPS provisioning in oVirt using templates

In October, Amazon unveiled its new service called Prime Now. With this service, you get your orders delivered within 1 hour. So, if you are running out of wine for your new year celebration, take out your phone, place an order in Amazon, and your stocks get replenished within 1 hour – How’s that for instant gratification? (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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High performance e-commerce website – How a Magento e-commerce website was optimized for less than 2 seconds load time

High performance e-commerce website – How a Magento e-commerce website was optimized for less than 2 seconds load time

The call came through our emergency support channel. A Magento e-commerce website was seeing an increase in bounce rates (87%) and a dip in conversion rates. Analytics tools correlated the increased bounce rates with high page load times.

A preliminary analysis showed that the website loaded at an average of 9 seconds, with a maximum of 12 seconds in some cases. This was true user experience killer. Studies show that 51% of online shoppers cite site slowness as the top reason for site abandonment, and sites that loaded within 2 seconds decreased the bounce rates to less than 50%.

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