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Ubuntu Virtual Machine: How to Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox

I moved my WordPress blog to a VPS from DigitalOcean and I wanted to have a local version of my VPS for testing. This guide will teach you how to install an Ubuntu server as a virtual machine using VirtualBox on a mac. To prepare you will need to download 2 files: The VirtualBox virtual …

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Automatic MySQL Backup to Email

If you have a website running WordPress that relies on a MySQL database, you probably should be backing up your MySQL database on a daily basis. Here are the steps to create an automatic solution to do a MySQL backup and sends the results to your Email on a daily basis. I assume that you …

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WordPress Performance opcode cache

If you are running WordPress on a VPS or dedicated server, a quick way to optimize performance is to install a php opcode cache. To understand why, you need to first understand how php processes a request. A php request goes through the following steps: Read Parse Compile Execute Output For every WordPress page requested, …

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Optimize WordPress for Page Speed YSlow and Zoompf

Here are some optimization techniques to optimize your WordPress site for Google Page Speed 1.10.2, Yahoo YSlow 2.1.0, and Zoompf. I installed a completely new WordPress 3.1 site with no plugins and using the default Twenty Ten theme. Here are the relevant scores on a fresh install: Test Score Page Speed 87 YSlow 93 Zoompf …

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