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Magento performance hosting

12 June 2009 by Joachim Houtman - 39 Comments

The system requirements of Magento are quite extensive, it requires at least PHP 5.2.0 extended with mcrypt, PDO_MySql and simplexml. For the database Magento needs at least MySQL 4.1.20 with InnoDB storage engine. At you can find a complete list of requirements. But how do you know if your server meets these system requirements? …

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Optimizing WordPress database performance

30 March 2009 by Joost de Valk - 71 Comments

I’ve been working with a plugin that was mentioned on the wp-hackers list last week, called debug queries, to optimize the performance on some of my sites, including this one. The plugin was pretty easy to use, and I’ve improved a bit on it. I’ve sent the patch to Frank, who authored the original plugin, …

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Interview with Todd Garland of BuySellAds

30 January 2009 by Joost de Valk - 20 Comments

I’ve recently switched from selling my ads directly to having BuySellAds take care of it, and it’s been an absolutely awesome experience. As a result of that experience, I do not agree with Chris Brogan yet that advertising is completely broken, but it does need a good level of reinvention. So, to introduce you to …

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Meet Yoast!

9 June 2008 by Joost de Valk - 68 Comments

Update: Curious how it all started? This is the launch post of by Joost. One for the books ;-) After a couple of years on, I’ve decided it was time to do a couple of things at the same time: redesign to a more professional look move to a .com domain and US …

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