Configuring KeepAlive with Apache RewriteRule [P] Proxying

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Apache can be used for proxying requests with mod_proxy to a certain backend/upstream server. Here is how a simple proxy configuration looks:

The Problem The problem with this configuration is that Apache will create new TCP session to backend (192.168.1.1:8080) for every new request it receives. This might look as an innocent detail at… Continue reading Configuring KeepAlive with Apache RewriteRule [P] Proxying

ModSecurity – Using Lua scripts with ModSecurity

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If you decide to use ModSecurity ‘s support of  Lua, here you can find some usefull tips to consider. Short story … At the time of writing this article, the current ModSecurity version is 2.9.0, which provides plenty of functionalities. However if you want to go deep into web application filtering or maybe you need to… Continue reading ModSecurity – Using Lua scripts with ModSecurity

Make Your WordPress At Least 3x Faster By Migrating To Nginx + PHP-FPM

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If you want to make your WordPress at least 3x faster , then you should definitely read below…. Yesterday I woke up, and my first thought was – I need to make my WordPress blog faster !   Caring about performance ! That’s a great idea and most of the time, there is bunch of… Continue reading Make Your WordPress At Least 3x Faster By Migrating To Nginx + PHP-FPM

Web pages performance testing

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Very often I need to test some page speed and using bunch of websites, which produce very detailed information.   Here are some of them:   http://www.webpagetest.org/ This is the first one I’ve been using for a long time. Here are some of the features it supports: Select location from which the tests are going… Continue reading Web pages performance testing