To significantly speed up web applications, there is a HTTP web caching accelerator called Varnish. Its main point is to cache contents to speed up the delivery of web pages to its end users. The installation of Varnish may be troublesome, but here are the steps I use to get it working on my own server and for Drupal sites:
Performance, Security and Simplicity
A website has a life of its own. Managing a website can be a daunting task, if not done properly. From observing many different websites, the performance, security and simplicity are affected by its hosting location.
- For simple hosting, we recommend Digital Ocean, eBoundHost, Linode or WPEngine.
- For data extensive website, utilizing Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Storage, Pantheon or Rackspace may be your best solution
In any case, Goldlilys Media will fine-tune every part of your hosting server (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP [LAMP stack], server configurations) so that your website is up 99.9% of the time.
If your business/organization sells products or services and requires an E-commerce site, Goldlilys Media recommends to:
- Include SSL and additional security added to your server
- Setup Norton Secured Seal and/or McAfee Server Virus Scanner to protect your customers as well as your business from identity theft, fraud, viruses, and other online threats
Apart from having a fast and secure website, we aim to maintain updates as simple and flexible as possible. Have you ever heard of the rule "if it takes more than 2 clicks to get something done, most people prefer to leave"? We want to avoid more than 2 clicks, attract new customers and make your life simpler. Who doesn't want a simple and happy life?