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5 Tips to Speed up your Web Server Response Time

5 Tips to Speed up your Web Server Response Time

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Web Server response time is the amount of time it takes for a web server to respond to a request from a browser. No matter how optimized your web pages are for speed, if your server response time is slow your pages will display slow. Google says "You should reduce your server response time to under 200ms". As a website gets more traffic, it uses more server resources. A website that once was quick, crisp and fast becomes slow and sluggish as traffic goes up. Think the speed of your website doesn’t matter? Think again. A 1-second delay in page load time yields: 11% fewer page views 16% decrease in customer satisfaction 7% loss in conversions (source: Aberdeen Group) Amazon found this to be true, reporting increased revenue of 1% for every 100 milliseconds improv...
5 Reasons JavaScript for the Back End is Awful!

5 Reasons JavaScript for the Back End is Awful!

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JavaScript was created years ago almost as an afterthought to be included in web browsers which is front-end. If you are familiar with the language then Node.JS, a JavaScript framework for the back end, will not present much of a learning curve. So why do I consider JavaScript for the back end an awful option? There are tons of languages used for backend, from most popular like PHP, Ruby, Python, Java or C# to as much esoteric (at least for the web) as Lisp. So every backend developer thinks different. However, I am sure there are many developers who consider JavaScript not suitable for the server. Below is the list of my reasons: 1. There is no standard approach First, JavaScript, as a language, is really "loose." It's loosely typed, it fails silently, and it tend...

How to Install Sublime Text 3 in Windows

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In order to write and edit your PHP code you need a text editor. Sublime Text is a light weight text editor but has a bunch of features just close to an IDE. Besides, it's free to download and install on your computer. You can watch this tutorial on YouTube on How to Install Sublime Text 3 in Windows using this link. To download and install Sublime Text first you need to download the Sublime Text installer for Windows from the Sublime Text 3 official website. Since we are interested in installing Sublime Text on Windows Operating System, we will chose the link to download the setup for Windows. If you are running Windows 64-bit then you will need to download the 64-bit installer, otherwise you will just download the Windows(32-bit) Installer. Once you click on the download ...

How to Install XAMPP in Windows

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In order to write and test your PHP scripts you need a web server. You can install a web server on your local computer in just a few steps. XAMPP is an Apache distribution that comes bundled together with PHP and MySQL database. To install XAMPP, you need to visit the official XAMPP website and download the installer for Windows and then run it on your Operating System to install it. You can watch this tutorial on how to install XAMPP on YouTube by following this link. On the download page you will see different options for different operating systems including Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. Since we are installing XAMPP in Windows, we will click on the button for XAMPP for Windows. Clicking that link opens the dialog shown below. Click in Save File button in order to star...
Is PHP Programming Obsolete?

Is PHP Programming Obsolete?

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  PHP is a server-side scripting language originally created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994. It was designed for web development but is also used as a general-purpose programming language. Is it worthwhile learning PHP programming anymore? Is PHP programming obsolete? With the on sprout of various programming languages, the battle of supremacy among programming languages has been a cold war that has lasted decades. Would you recommend a beginner to learn PHP programming or something else? There are some facts about PHP that can clearly set the way clear to enable you gauge the power of PHP as a programming language. PHP is  a powerful tool for making dynamic and interactive web pages. It is a widely-used, free, and efficient alternative to competitors such as Microsoft's A...