cPanel Addon Domain Management

In this article I discuss cPanel addon domain management and what you need to do to prevent your website being accessible by multiple different domain names when you run more than one site using cPanel (known as add-on domains). You don’t want a site to be accessible by multiple different domain names as you’ll suffer a duplicate content penalty in search engine listings.  Continue reading

Joomla and PageSpeed

A while back I installed the PageSpeed module for Apache in an effort to improve my sites performance. How much of an affect it has is debatable but the site scores more highly on the Google PageSpeed score which is a good thing since now it won’t suffer a listing penalty for being slow.Continue reading

Installing mod_pagespeed on Ubuntu

The mod_pagespeed extension is designed to reduce the load time of pages on a web site by performing certain optimizations such as  optimizing images and minifying CSS and JavaScript. This guide covers installing mod_pagespeed on an Apache server running under Ubuntu 12.04. The process should be the same for later versions of Ubuntu as well.Continue reading

Improving Joomla Performance

I recently tested this site using this online website performance tool: Web Page Test and I thought I’d share some of the results and what I did to improve them. You can also try YSlow however this will generally give you a result that is across a LAN rather than a DSL type connection and I’ve noticed it won’t load JavaScript images – the front page of this site has an image rotator which I know is very heavy but it was completely missed by YSlow.Continue reading

Using a Java Web Service Hosted Behind Apache

I recently set up a new system running most of the software my business produces. Unlike our other sites right from the beginning all of Java servers (a mixture of Tomcat and GlassFish) will be access via Apache using Apache Tomcat Connector mod_jk. Typically we start of will one server and add Apache in later but this is a service move so it makes sense to start with Apache in place.Continue reading