Why EWWW Image Optimizer comes out on top compared to other similar WordPress image optimizer plugins.
Why you might want to use Ansible as your automation engine, how to install it and get it set up.
How to optimize databases with indexing, and why not having indexes can affect your WordPress site’s performance.
We’ll cover what load balancing is, some of the benefits and drawbacks along with misconceptions.
How WordPress page caching plugins work, why they perform poorly in Nginx and how to serve cached pages directly from Nginx.
We go over the two major roles of caching, the various caching layers and some common gotchas you may run into.
We’ll compare ease of use and benchmark performance for three of the most popular server providers.
We use Easy Digital Downloads to build a fictitious online store and configure page caching to improve load times.
In part two of this series, we'll scale our WordPress app to handle more traffic, while building a replicated network filesystem.
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