Webpages loading slow despite having a fast uplink. Searching for a faster name server might help.

In times were connection speed above 50 Mbit/s are normality, the transfer rate ist often not the issue when it comes to slow loading websites. Modern webpages often load many resources in the background slowing down the composition of the page on the screen.

Sometimes DNS server response times, can have a huge impact on this. Looking for faster name servers might help improve the load time of larger web pages significantly.

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Let’s Encrypt: Public Beta – Starting with today, Let’s Encrypt is now open for everyone – Update

In the past Let’s Encrypt was only available via an invitation or by signing up to a waiting list. Starting with today Let’s Encrypt entered public beta meaning everybody can now start creating their own free certificates. General information regarding Let’s Encrypt and the differences over other CAs are covered in the article: “Let’s Encrypt initiative enters beta stage on December 3rd 2015“. Now we will start to create our own free domain validated certificates.

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Installing the final PHP 7 as a php-fpm module on a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system.

A view months late, the PHP community finally released the final version of PHP 7. Planned on October the final Version is now available for Download via Github. Because there are no official packages to be installed for Debian or Ubuntu at the moment, we’ll create a PHP 7 php-fpm module by compiling the source code ourselves. That will also allow us to continue having PHP5 on our server as the main version but use PHP7 to test our projects for compatibility.

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