Gzip javascript and css with NGinx

Nginx by default will only compress text/html content types. Heres how to gzip javascript and css with NGinx: In your nginx.conf file:

Or in your sites-enabled site file:

Reload nginx and your css and javascript files should now be gzip compressed. For more information on NGinx’s gzip module, look at http://wiki.nginx.org/NginxHttpGzipModule.

Speed testing your website with Siege: Part One

As a website owner your website performance is crucial to your business. You would expect your website to be able to cope with thousands of visits per minute but unless you’ve prepared for it by purchasing quality hosting services and tuning the servers there is a good change that your website won’t cope with a

Tutorial: Setting up Varnish with Apache.

Varnish is an HTTP accelerator designed for content-heavy dynamic web sites. In contrast to other HTTP accelerators, such as Squid, which began life as a client-side cache, or Apache, which is primarily an origin server, Varnish was designed from the ground up as an HTTP accelerator. Here’s how to set up varnish with Apache. Tested