NGINX—Server Software With Event-Driven Architecture

About a month or so ago, I started a series about web servers as part of an ongoing series about website performance. I talked a little about different hosting packages and followed that up with some thoughts about server hardware. I then rudely interrupted the series with a couple of posts about productivity.

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Apache—Server Software With Process-Based Architecture

You may or not think about it much, or even at all, but your choice of server software has an impact on the performance of your site. It isn’t that one application is always better than the others, but rather they each have their own strengths and weaknesses and depending on the particulars of your site, one application might work better for you than another.

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My Return to Productivity—The 3 Keys To Being Productive

Last week I talked a little about my experience with productivity systems, particularly GTD, and the apps I used to manage my work.

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My Productivity Gone Awry

We all want to get more done and to be able to look back at the end of the day, week or month and note how much we accomplished. We might learn systems to make us more productive and buy apps that help us manage our time and our tasks. Do they really help?

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Server Hardware—How Important Are CPU, RAM, and I/O Speed To Performance?

When it’s time to choose a hosting company and a hosting package do you consider the specs of the server? How do you decide how many GHz of clock speed in a CPU is enough and how do you choose much RAM you need. What should you look for when it comes to server disk space?

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