performance

Speed up your Android device with LagFix

I still have my trusted Nexus 7 2012 version. It’s not the fastest tablet in the world, but definitely a handy one that allows me… Read More »Speed up your Android device with LagFix

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CloudFlare

How to speed up your site with CloudFlare

Many weeks back after much deliberation, I decided to give CloudFlare a shot. As they describe themselves…

CloudFlare protects and accelerates any website online. Once your website is a part of the CloudFlare community, its web traffic is routed through our intelligent global network. We automatically optimize the delivery of your web pages so your visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance. We also block threats and limit abusive bots and crawlers from wasting your bandwidth and server resources. The result: CloudFlare-powered websites see a significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks.

CloudFlare

CloudFlare offers both free and paid plans. You can check out a comparison between the various plans as well as see all that you have for offer. If you’re running a huge site, getting a paid plan is definitely a great option. It definitely works out cheaper than running your own server.

If you’ve decided to take the plunge, here is how you can go about speeding up your website. Note that you’ll need to be able to have access to change the nameservers for your domains, as well as add and activate a WordPress plugin (optional).

Follow my guide below to add your website to CloudFlare. I’ll walk you through how I added my site on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to CloudFlare.

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RAMDisk

Speed up your computer with RAMDisk

You’ve bought yourself a super fast computer with a tonne of RAM, running the latest processor and you’ve been happy about this. A few months later the super fast computer is no longer super fast. If you’re running 4GBor more RAM, this is where a software like RAMDisk can help.

Public DNS Servers Tool

Quickly change your DNS servers with Public DNS Server Tool

Even though you may have a high speed broadband connection, you’d still want to squeeze out some extra juice from it, especially when browsing websites. Switching to a public DNS instead of your ISPs DNS can be extremely useful in achieving this target. As the Google Public DNS website explains some reasons to switch: Provide end users with an alternative to their current DNS service.