WordPress 3.5 on IIS 8.0 is unable to save a web.config file because of a hard IIS version check in wp-includes/vars.php. Quick fix available here.
The advantage of having your website content hosted on a Content Delivery Network (CDN) is having your content distributed and stored across the Globe. Utilizing the network of the Content Delivery Network provider. Hosting your WordPress website on a Content Delivery Network is an important WordPress optimization tip. Here is how to create your own Origin Pull CDN with just a few lines of PHP…
You can cache and store the MySQL query result in your web server RAM memory, utilizing PHP WinCache. Or another PHP opcode cache like Opcache for that matter. This’ll increase database and PHP performance.
Calculate the MySQL database size in PHP. Sometimes you’d be amazed what you find when cleaning out your old script archives. I found an old PHP script to calculate the size of a MySQL database. I post it here just for the fun of it.
This post describes some of the IIS URL Rewrite Module web.config equivalents of commonly used Apache .htaccess settings. This is useful when you convert your Apache .htaccess to IIS web.config. The second part of this post outlines how to use Internet Information Services Manager to import and convert .htaccess rules to web.config.
Learn how to install PHP on Windows Server IIS. With Windows Cache Extension for PHP (WinCache). WinCache enabled PHP gives you great performance for WordPress, Drupal and Joomla websites, and decreases CPU usage.
Yahoo! YSlow recommends removing Entity tags – also known as “ETag”. Unfortunately removing the ETag response header is not an easy task on Windows Server IIS web servers. Here I show you how to properly remove ETag HTTP response headers with an IIS Rewrite Module Outbound rewrite rule… Remove ETag response headers in IIS
The Windows Server IIS maximum URL length is defined by the HttpRuntimeSection.MaxUrlLength property. Its value is 260 characters. This may cause problems with longer than configured maxUrlLength URL’s, and here is how to resolve this issue…
An article explaining why .htaccess files should not be used to secure sensitive data. In many cases it is wrong to impose security restrictions using .htaccess files.
HyperDB database class. HyperDB: an advanced database class for WordPress, that supports replication and partition of data. HyperDB is a replacement for the standard wpdb class, which adds the ability to use multiple databases. HyperDB supports partition of data as well as replication.
I needed a HTTP blocklist. Block and filter unwanted web HTTP traffic with blocklists, on both IIS and Apache webservers. Protect your website easily with this PHP blocklist class. Let’s create our own little HTTP filter.
Install and depoly applications using Deployment Toolkit. Here’s a small list of applications and their silent installation command line parameters, to use with Microsoft Windows Deployment Services (WDS) or Deployment Toolkit.
Silently deploy applications through Windows Deployment Services (WDS) / Microsoft Deployment Workbench, or the command line.
Every time you write or edit a WordPress post, WordPress saves the change as a post revision. As you might expect, this fills up your database with a huge amount of unneeded post revisions and information. This uses space which should be free space, the MySQL database becomes bloated. You can clean up these WordPress post revisions quite easily