WordPress Performance Articles

Easy SSL, HTTP/2, and Caching

Posted on December 09, 2015

Posted by Henry Tam

SSL Hello website owners. Any website that involves exchanging user data should be secure for you and your user’s safety. By secure, I mean all data exchanged between your users and your server should be encrypted through the use of SSL technology. This is especially true with the proliferation of wireless devices and unsecured networks […]

MySQL Proxy as a log and debug tool

Posted on July 24, 2014

Posted by Henry Tam

MySQL Proxy is a proxy server written in C. It sits between the application and the MySQL Server and can be used to monitor, profile, log, and affect queries / responses going to the MySQL database. In this article, I am interested in logging and profiling queries as I navigate to various pages of a […]

WP Super Cache & CloudFlare Pro configuration

Posted on July 23, 2014

Posted by Henry Tam

I recently had a website performance problem. A website that I inherited was getting about 1,200 page views and 500 unique visitors per day. While this is not a lot of traffic, each page request resulted in over 104 SQL queries to the database as well as another 109 hits for static resources which resulted in either […]