Blocking external requests in WordPress

A WordPress website can be virtually anything that you want it to be. For some kinds of functionality you might need to tap in to other sites or services as well. For example checking actual prices with a supplier, seeing what the weather is like, etc. While these kinds of […]

Peak web traffic estimation

When scaling web applications, stores and websites – it’s often useful to estimate web traffic by looking at the peak traffic you will receive. Such an estimate can be used to make sure that your solution will scale to the required levels when needed. With some metric to estimate the […]

Speed Up Database Queries With Indexes

Relational databases, like MariaDB and MySQL, are used to store data in a structured way, which allows use to use SQL (Structured Query Language) to work with the data. It is a common misconception that an increasing database size also will make it slower. If the database can make use […]

Database Performance

Database performance is an advanced topic, and fixing issues relating to the database or specific queries often requires deep knowledge of the application framework, and how databases work. This article provides some insight into best practices for achieving good database performance, and how to identify problems. Best practices There are […]