Jeff Reifman
Seattle-based technology consultant, ex-Microsoft Group Program Manager, occasional freelance writer.
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    Optimizing WordPress with Varnish and W3 Total CacheCache icon
    If you self-host WordPress, it's advisable to implement some kind of caching solution. Whether you want to run your blog in an economical micro instance at Amazon's Cloud (AWS) or expect your blog to get significant scale or traffic spikes, caching will be critical to manage performance. Caching can also help improve your Google Page Speed which impacts your search engine ranking.Read More…
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    Installing WordPress in the Amazon CloudCloud
    This guide will provide you a detailed, step by step approach to setting up your WordPress blog at AWS in a high performance, economical fashion using an AWS micro (or small) instance running on Apache. A follow up tutorial covers how to optimize its performance with Varnish Cache and the W3 Total Cache plugin. Using these approaches, I've successfully run my own site in the Amazon cloud for the past two years and survived many mentions on Slashdot, BoingBoing and other high traffic sites.Read More…