Server Optimization & Configuration

Currently the Default character set or Collation for MySQL  is still "latin1_swedish_ci" and it is so damn annoying. The original reason for this is because the creator of MySQL is Swedish, which is the same reason why Microsoft's' operating systems default language is English US. Some hosts may differ, but for the most part lets assume [...]

If you have a reasonably powerful server then the chances are your probably not getting the most out of it. This is more so important for sites that have a lot of consistently heavy traffic. You can have all the resources in the world, but if Apache doesn't reflect that then your wasting your money, [...]