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How to configure W3 Total cache for best performance

How to configure W3 Total cache for best performance

TUTORIALS Using a good performance optimization plugin is one of the best way to make your site faster. When we think of performance optimization plugin 2 things come to our mind e.g W3 Total cache and WP Super cache. For a week or so I have been testing both the plugins in various websites and in all my tests W3 total cache has far exceeded WP Super cache in all aspects. The Page speed and Yslow scores are higher in all my tests while using W3 total cache. Only problem with W3 total cache is that, it has huge customization option and if not done properly will result into a negative effect.

Internet Explorer 9 features walkthrough

Internet Explorer 9 features walkthrough

BROWSERS Year 2011 saw a web browser revolution as almost all the web browsers had a major release. Thanks to html5 and CSS3. As the web standard saw a big overhaul, it was necessary for the software houses like Microsoft, Opera, Mozilla to give facelift to their web browsers. And now as a result we have access to better browsers like Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 4 and Opera 11. We have already covered the features of Firefox 4 on the release date and IE 9 though released few days earlier to it, we are covering the feature walk through of Internet Explorer 9 now. After I tested the features myself for this post, at the end of it I started loving Internet Explorer 9.

Use robots.txt to prevent website from being ripped

Use robots.txt to prevent website from being ripped

TIPS & TRICKS We all want to prevent our websites from being ripped. If you have a unique design the desire to prevent it from being duplicated is more. So we need to have an effective way of preventing rippers from getting an exact replica of our website. There are a plethora of website ripping applications like WinHTTrack or Webreaper which have been surfacing now a days and the rippers use these applications to create website replicas. They can use the replicated dump to create an exact clone of your website.

How to use Google +1 social recommendation feature

How to use Google +1 social recommendation feature

INTERNET The Search Engine giant Google announced yesterday about a new Social recommendation features called Google +1 which is inline with the Facebook’s like button. Google claims that it is their endeavor to provide better result through human recommendation rather then completely relying on machine. With this new Google +1 feature you can now publicly recommend any search result or ads that appear in Google search result and it will be included with the search result. Google will show the number of recommendations for that search result when it will appear for any query.

7 best free Online Storage service

7 best free Online Storage service

INTERNET Online Storage service helps us in accessing our files and folders from any computer over the Internet. They make it possible by syncing our files and documents from computers to a cloud storage. So with an Internet connection we can access the latest updated file from any where in the world. With a boom in cloud computing many Online Storage service providers have come up. We need to have a clear evaluation of those services before we signup with them.

How to make your WordPress site faster

How to make your WordPress site faster

WEBMASTER Wordpress is database driven and is developed with PHP and MySql. Contrary to a static html based website where all the available pages are already present, Wordpress generates the pages on the fly with the help of database queries. If you are on a shared hosting, where there are restrictions in CPU usage and system resources, it is very much required to make your Wordpress installation as optimized as possible. Failing this your site will be very very slow and increase server load considerably resulting in cancellation of your hosting account. Also a faster site will provide a better user experience and a lesser bounce rate. It has been noted that 40-60% of daily visitors to a site are first time visitors so they come with an empty cache. Making your page fast for these first time visitors is key to a better user experience.

Prevent the Facebook Virus “Get your Facebook Email” @facebook.com

Prevent the Facebook Virus “Get your Facebook Email” @facebook.com

INTERNET It has been seen recently that Facebook has been the primary target for Scamsters like spammers and hackers. We have seen quite a lot of virus like ” Click here to see how I look like in 20 years” and “OMG I don’t believe this” spreading in Facebook now a days. The most recent one is the “Get your Facebook Email” @facebook.com. These viruses are spreading in the form of Facebook Apps and advertise themselves through Facebook chat messages. Many people thinks these are legitimate messages from their friends and fall victim to it. So this way the virus spreads themselves exponentially in a very short period of time.

How to type in your native language

How to type in your native language

INTERNET Are you wondering, how your friends send you scrap in Hindi/Oriya/Tamil or how they update their Facebook status message in Hindi/Oriya/Tamil. If you use Orkut (seen in some other Google application like blogger, Gmail) you would have seen that there is an option to type in your native Indian languages like Hindi/Bengali/Tamil etc. This is all possible because of a technology called Transliteration. There are various Transliteration provider, but the one provided by Google is very accurate and offers lot of fucntionalities.

Firefox 4 Release date and Features walkthrough

Firefox 4 Release date and Features walkthrough

BROWSERS Firefox 4 the much awaited browser is slated to be released on 22nd March 2011. This version of Firefox has lot of changes in terms of User Interface as well as Internal functionality of the browser. The noticeable changes are Firefox button, App tabs, tab position at the top of window, Firefox panorama to organize the tabs and switch to tab.

You can block unwanted search result in Google search

You can block unwanted search result in Google search

INTERNET Yes that’s true. Google is known for pioneering new things, and this time they have leveraged some power to end users to control how the search result appears to them. In other words now an individual searcher has the ability to let a website appear in his/her search result. That means if you are nagged by irrelevant websites appearing in your search result, you can just block those sites and from next time those sites will not appear in your search result for that keyword search or that domain is altogether blocked from your search result. This is obviously a welcome move from Google.

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