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Download LEMP for Raspberry Pi: Nginx + MariaDB (MySQL) + PHP

Download latest image: https://sourceforge.net/projects/lemp-raspberry-pi/files/latest/download Change log 07-16-2014 – After today’s changes RAM usage on first boot is down to <100mb. 07-16-2014 – Set most logs to save to memory instead of SD card. (up to 10M or 1 day max) 07-16-2014 – Reduced system log level from “info” to “warning”. Reduce SD contention. 07-16-2014 – Uninstalled ntpd daemon. Replaced […]

Best WordPress Cache Plugin: WP-FFPC

Are you already using a WordPress Cache Plugin? I’ve tried many WordPress caching plugins on 100′s of blogs over the years and after much testing, I’m able to narrow down the options to what I think are the best 5 WordPress Cache Plugins. …and the Best WordPress Cache Plugin is! Ok, ok, so the title of this article already gave that […]

MySQL Query Cache Size and Performance

One of the most misconfigured MySQL performance features, is the query cache. Just last week I was optimizing a web server with 32 gigabytes of RAM where the existing config had MySQL’s query cache size set to 4 gigabytes. The thought behind it seemed to be that more is better and that since the server had free RAM available, setting […]

What to buy for your Raspberry Pi

Back in January I ordered my first Raspberry Pi (Model B revision 2). Very soon I realized that there’s a host of options to choose from for the required accessories needed to get started. As such, I spent months of research and testing to ensure that I didn’t keep wasting time replacing accessories until finding […]

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