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HTTP Output Compression at Application Level

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HTTP has got a nice yet hardly known feature: Content can be compressed just before being sent to the client. This is quite interesting as HTML can be compressed quite well since it is mostly text, so one can expect savings by 60 - 70% on average.

Per Directory PHP-Settings under CGI/FastCGI


This one's been a bit under the radar... One of the problems you encounter with PHP via CGI/FastCGI is, that it is quite hard to set per-directory (or per-user) settings. One solution is to set up a separate php.ini for each directory. Of course, that tends to get messy quite soon. And in conjunction with FastCGI …

PHP Syntax Highlighting with LightTPD

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I recently said good-bye to good ol' Apache Webserver and jumped on the LightTPD-train. So far, I haven't regret that move. Everything I could do with Apache, I can do with Lighty as well.