Speed Increase - Part 2. Web-Server Configuration.

Andrew Boon posted 6th of October 2010 in . 11 comments.

AlexT has just updated Hosting Server Setup Recommendations with a set of tips on how to optimise your Apache web-server to boost Dolphin performance.

Our tests show that proper web-server setup gives huge bandwidth economy, page-size savings and loading time improvements. In some cases clients load up to 700Kb less data per page! Difference in browsing experience and search engine positions may surprise you in a very positive way.

So, if you haven't already - optimise your Apache for Dolphin or make your hosting do so ASAP!


Next up...

... we plan to add more details about Dolphin cacheing and NGINX configuration very soon. Ultimately (and I hope we're talking about the nearest future) Dolphin will become known as a snappy community platform. Stay tuned!


UPDATE: Hot on the heels... AlexT just added the How To Setup Dolphin on NGINX Web-server tutorial.

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thanks and will check.
Looking forward to that..
I had my hosts instal EAccelerator for me and it took down my server (VPS) big time.

This from my Host:

Our monitoring system reported that apache service is down in your vps xxxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxx. After further investigation we are able to locate many SSL related error in your configuration files:
[Wed Oct 06 18:40:44 2010] [warn] Init: You should not use name-based virtual hosts in conjunction with SSL!!
PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/local/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20060613/ffmpeg.so' see more - /usr/local/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20060613/ffmpeg.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory in Unknown on line 0
eAccelerator: shmmax should be at least 2MBPHP Warning: [eAccelerator] Can not create shared memory area in Unknown on line 0
PHP Fatal error: Unable to start eAccelerator module in Unknown on line 0
[Wed Oct 06 18:41:02 2010] [warn] RSA server certificate CommonName (CN) `localhost' does NOT match server name!?
[Wed Oct 06 18:41:02 2010] [warn] Init: SSL server IP/port conflict:

Any ideas?

"eAccelerator: shmmax should be at least 2MB"
set shmmax eAccelerator variable in php.ini - 2 Mb at least
16MB-32MB is recommended

Please post problems in the forum next time
Why you dont made a How To Setup Dolphin on Litespeed Web-server ?
Andrew Boon
Litespeed is an expensive server and is therefore rarely used. We may still add such details later, though.
Does this monumental speed increase mean that Boonex is now going to find a way to NOT display all those ugly blue padlocks in media albums that serve no useful purpose whatsoever?
Nathan Paton
@houstonlively: It's now so fast, you can't even see them!
@houstonlively: hahh good one. yeah i hate them very very very much.
101 basic server configuration but im sure it'll help many
@Andrew Boon
Litespeed is great and costs cheaper than to change server for a bigger one and has better results,
so maybe you pay for it from 30-90$ per month but the difference of trafic you are using, the server capacity and speed that is increasing,
and and and cost much more at the end.
So litespeed is cheaper than apache even if apache is free.
Ps:there is the free version too.

Nginx is good for other kind of content but with big security holes
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