5 Tips to Cache Websites and Boost Speed

Often when we think about speeding up and scaling, we focus on the application layer itself.  We look at the webserver tier, and database tier, and optimize the most resource intensive pages. There’s much more we can do to speed things up, if we only turn over the right stones.  Whether you’re using WordPress or …

Caching – What is it and why is it important?

Caching keeps frequently accessed objects, images and data closer to where you need them, speeding up access to websites you hit often. Your browser is the first layer of caching, keeping images and data from websites that you visit often.  Next the webserver itself has a caching layer, typically implemented by something like memcache, caching …