Category: Website Performance
Do you want your keywords on your website to rank at the top of the Google search results. How will you be able to rank on the first page on Google, the majority of users never even go to page two, let alone beyond that.
Are you intrested in one of our biggest threat to the performances of our websites, I’m. One of the biggest threats are DDoS Attacks.
I see it all the time, business are very excited to get a website launched, they forget the ongoing work on maintaining the website, I’m not talking about creating content, or adding new products to sell, I’m refering to keep the site safe, software maintained with latest versions.
Anyone that visits your website expects to receive something valuable in exchange. What value they will receive differ from web site to web site, all visitors to a website never want there to be a disruption to their experience.
Have you ever needed to shorten your URL for posting a message on Twitter, if you have really long URLs then you would need a tool to URL shortener, Sometimes you just need a shorter link.
At work I get asked about content delivery networks (CDNs) and how they fit into the performance arsenals you have to deploy to a website. This article is as much help to me as anything else and to have my answers all in an article that I can reference and share with others.
I finally got the time to update PHP on my ubuntu server to PHP 7, my good did I find some speed. Before I updated, I tested PHP 7 on my staging environment, you have to be sure that an upgrade do not break any functionality provided with plugins.
The 503 page error means that the web server is currently unable to handle the HTTP request due to a temporary overloading of the server. It’s a temporary condition which will be alleviated after some delay. Some servers in this state may also simply refuse the socket connection, in which case a different error may be generated because the socket creation timed out.
I run into a problem with setting up the ChromeDriver for sitespeed.io, I did not fully understood theinstallation instructions that was outlined in the ChromeDriver Getting started guide, mainly because I was unfamiliar with including the ChromeDriver location in my PATH environment variable on the MacBook that I’m using.. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve updated PATH variables on Windows for years but never on a Mac.
This is what I did in the end
- Download the ChromeDriver executable.
- Place the driver in a folder – I choose to place it in /Users/<your name>/Documents/WebDriver
- Update your own PATH to point to /Users/<your name>/Documents/WebDriver.
- To do this:
Open up Terminal
Run sudo nano /etc/paths
Enter your password
Go to the bottom of the file and enter the path you wish to add
Control-x to quit
Y to save
- To double check, quit Terminal and relaunch it. Run echo $PATH. You should see your newly added path in the stream of other paths already there.
- Finally, update your sitespeed.io tests to run using ChromeDriver (include code snippet) and run your tests!
- If your PATH isn’t set up correctly you get an error message
That’s it, hope this helped you.