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Apr
14
comment What is an appropriate total page size for a homepage, including full-screen background images so that they load fast but don't look blurry?
@WenShenk it would help if you could post a link to one of your uncompressed images as an example. For a 1200x650 image you probably want lossy compression (JPEG) to get it down to a reasonable filesize, but it does depend a bit on the image itself. You can use lossy compression without impacting the image quality by a particularly noticeable amount, you just have to find the right balance.
Mar
12
comment Apache .conf files not working. Apache restarts even without ANY conf files
The main Apache config on Ubuntu is at /etc/apache2/apache.conf. It sounds like you're talking about vhost files, which are normally included by the main Apache config, I wouldn't expect deleting them to break Apache (although obviously it would make those vhosts no longer work). If there really is an issue, sudo apache2ctl configtest might give you some ideas.
Mar
11
comment Compressing images for desktop and mobile site or adjust size?
Step 2 really shouldn't be necessary. You shouldn't ever be compressing images server-side, as they are already compressed.
Mar
10
comment Compressing images for desktop and mobile site or adjust size?
Are you generating images on the fly? If no, then that article doesn't apply to you. If yes, then you want to avoid that if possible.
Feb
24
revised Should I minimize distance between registrar location and server
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Feb
23
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Feb
23
comment Should I minimize distance between registrar location and server
You said "you always need to put your DNS records on server where your page is". If I misunderstood, perhaps you could edit your answer to clarify. If your point is that it doesn't matter, I would disagree. Using your example, for a user in Europe accessing a site with the DNS hosted in Singapore and website in Canada, the worst case time to first byte will be <singapore latency for DNS lookup> + <connection> + <request to Canada> + <waiting> + <response>, which will be very slow.
Feb
23
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Feb
23
answered Should I minimize distance between registrar location and server
Feb
23
comment Should I minimize distance between registrar location and server
If you're suggesting you should host your own DNS and on the same server as the website - this is rarely a good idea, and is unlikely to provide a performance benefit (the opposite is more likely).
Feb
15
comment Is it OK for SEO and user experience to 301 redirect self-generated param URLs?
It would help to know what these parameters do. If I can guess that highlight is for something like highlighting search terms, and background is a user preferences setting that changes the appearance of the page, I'd be inclined to use canonicals for these instead of 301s. You can also tell Googlebot to ignore certain URL params via. webmaster tools.
Feb
2
comment http header if not modified help
The browser will respect the max-age and expires headers as well, so that might be the issue. You might want to configure Varnish to strip those out before sending the response.
Feb
2
comment http header if not modified help
You can issue PURGE commands to Varnish to remove specific URLs,, so you might be able to find a way to automate this for changes (e.g. wordpress.org/plugins/varnish-http-purge), but like I said, I don't use Wordpress so I can't vouch for specific plugins.
Feb
2
comment http header if not modified help
You can still gain benefit from just caching the static files (including images). Varnish will serve these much faster than something like Apache would out of the box.
Feb
2
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Jan
29
comment What Will Be The Effects of Multiple NS Recrods For Parked Domains?
In your case, because the different name servers will give back different results, you're effectively splitting your traffic between the two services. Probably not a good idea, as it could give a poor user experience.
Dec
31
comment Why would a url of example.com/n (where n is the same number repeated 500x) return a 403 error?
Does the Apache error log give you a clue as to the cause?
Dec
18
comment Can I declare a duplicate page via javascript for google?
That adsense article is about having your adds as early as possible in the <body>. I don't see how removing a line of HTML code from the <head> is going to make any difference to your ad revenue.
Dec
13
answered How to properly make a custom 404 page in apache2
Dec
6
comment Which is better for linking to external resources on a webpage?
If your site forces HTTPS then there is zero difference between the two options.