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Web Performance Tuning: Speeding Up the Web Paperback – 11 Oct 1998

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  • Paperback: 374 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (11 Oct. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565923790
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565923799
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,875,733 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Whether you're administering a Web site, managing an intranet, or just browsing the Web, performance should be a chief concern. In Web Performance Tuning, author Patrick Killelea tackles this challenging topic with a methodical string of problems and possible solutions. This title is most beneficial for those maintaining Web sites but offers several browser-related tips and solid technical background for users of any level.

The first part of this book discusses the basic performance challenges for the browser and server sides of the equation and advises on an overall approach for identifying and attacking performance bottlenecks. The author offers many important questions for you to keep in mind and some useful techniques for measuring Web performance. This section wraps up with a few case studies that exhibit common problems.

The meat of the book is an in-depth look at all of the aspects of Web performance. The author begins with the client browser and operating-system software, discusses network hardware and protocols and finally addresses the complex nature of server configurations. He concludes with a discussion of Common Gateway Interface (CGI) and Java scripts and some quick coverage of tuning Web databases.

Throughout the book, Killelea addresses popular application software titles, though with an emphasis on UNIX servers. While Web Performance Tuning is a helpful tool for tweaking your Web connections, it also serves as an excellent primer on the technical details of the Web. --Stephen Plain

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As long as there's been a Web, people have been trying to make it faster. The maturation of the Web has meant more users, more data, more bells and whistles, and consequently longer waits on the Web. Improved performance has become one of the most important factors in determining the usability of both the Web in general and of individual sites in particular. Web Performance Tuning is about getting the best performance from the Web. This book isn't just about tuning the Web server software; it's also about getting optimal performance from a browser, tuning the hardware (on both the server and browser ends), and maximizing the capacity of the network itself. Web Performance Tuning hits the ground running, giving concrete advice for quick results -- the "blunt instruments" for improving crippled performance right away. The book then takes a breath and pulls back to give a conceptual background of the principles of computing performance. The latter half of the book approaches each element of a Web transaction -- from client to network to server -- to examine the weak links in the chain and how to strengthen them.

Tips include: Using simultaneous downloads to locate bottlenecks Adjusting TCP for better Web performance Reducing the impact of DNS Upgrading device drivers Using alternatives to CGI Locating the Web server strategically Minimizing browser cache lookups Avoiding symbolic links for Web content

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