In various hosting environments, WordPress core-, plugin- and theme updates sometimes fail because of enabled opcode caches. Popular PHP opcode caches are OPcache, WinCache and APC. This little WordPress Must Use Plugin tries to flush opcode caches. Making your live a bit easier when updating WordPress Core, Plugins and Themes.
WinCache, or the Windows Cache Extension for PHP, is a PHP accelerator that is used to significantly increase the speed of PHP applications running on Windows Server IIS. Besides increasing the speed of PHP applications, WinCache decreases CPU usage making it a win win situation extension. I’ve described how to run PHP with WinCache on IIS in an earlier post.
Isn’t it true that, when you (start to) develop WordPress websites for clients, and you host them yourself, you find yourself in a situation where you need to know a lot about “stuff” other than WordPress development? In this optimize your WordPress hosting post, I provide 10 practical tips for you, to improve WordPress hosting performance. Especially useful for when you plan to host WordPress websites yourself. Read on to learn how I optimize my WordPress hosting, and how you can do the same.
Configure PHP 5.6 or PHP 7 with OPcache in IIS Express for WebMatrix 3: learn how to create your own PHP development environment easily with Microsoft WebMatrix and IIS Express and your own custom PHP version. Note: this guide also applies to newer PHP versions, just change the version numbers.
Important Magento maintenance, now for IIS too: optimize the speed and performance of your Magento ecommerce webshop by carrying out important maintenance. Remove old MySQL database log files and Magento cache data on a regular basis.
Joomla! performance tuning on Windows Server IIS: learn how to improve & speed up Joomla! with these 8 simple and important tips. Add caching, gzip compression, set your sessions & optimize MySQL database functions… Provide your visitors with a blazing fast Joomla! website!
Boost Drupal performance on Windows Server IIS. Besides WinCache on IIS, you can improve Drupal’s performance by installing the Drupal BOOST module. For this module to work you need to disable Drupal’s own caching mechanism, and you need access to the server variable CONTENT_TYPE in URL Rewrite. Here is how…
Extending your WordPress blog with plugins can greatly improve the speed, performance and security of your website. But too many, or wrongly configured plugins slow down your WordPress blog. You need to find a good balance in the plugins you need for WordPress, and the plugins you want. Remove all unnecessary plugins.
Cache MySQL query results in PHP and WinCache. And it turns out to be pretty easy as well! In November 2011, I created a post about MySQL query caching with PHP/Zend_Cache (in Dutch), and I recently stumbled upon a blog post Memcached And PHP, Caching Mysql Query Result by KutuKupret. This made me wonder if the same would be easily done with the Windows Cache Extension for PHP.
Install WinCache with PHP on IIS. In this article you’ll learn how to install PHP with Windows Cache Extension (WinCache) on Windows Server IIS. WinCache enabled PHP gives a great PHP performance boost for your WordPress, Drupal or Joomla website, and decreases CPU usage. This post will show you it’s not hard to set up high performance PHP on Windows Server (IIS). And as a bonus, we’ll dive into Windows TCP/IP tuning too. Learn how this very blog optimized it’s PHP hosting on Windows!