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Techniques to increase server speed
Posted by – NA – on 28 December 2010 09:40 AM
There are a few different ways to increase the speed of your server.

# Upgrading the Hardware – The most important factor of getting better speed is by upgrading the existing hardware such as your hard drive, RAM and CPU.

# Cache Settings – There are multiple things that can be cached on a webserver, that includes the sites as well. Starting at the minimum level with application caches and climb up to the Db cache, server cache, and web application cache. If the files are already cached in the system it will take less time to load the files the next time they are accessed, as compared to the files that are newly
accessed.

Tool to check cache- Linux Drop Cache,etc.,

# Find and disable unimportant Services – There may be some services that are running even when the server is in the idle state. Such processes would not only consume RAM but might add to the CPU cycles as well. So disabling the services that are unnecessary or are not that important can further increase the speed of the server.

# Compiling applications from the Source – Optimizing the services and applications so that it they get compiled at source instead from the generic binaries can help you increase the speed of your web-server.

# Optimizing the web and Db server – It is recommended to optimize your web server and the database server on a regular basis. This would help the web-apps to operate faster and with a much more efficient manner.

There are many open source monitoring tools available to check server performance some which are listed below:

* Iotop
* Atop
* Tcptrack
* BWM-NG
* Install Htop
* Arpalert