How to Copy or Move a Joomla Website

Intro If you manage one or more Joomla websites, eventually you’ll have to move them elsewhere. It’s pretty much fact.¬†Performance requirements will change, you’ll find better pricing elsewhere, your dedicated server died, etc. There are a few options most people have to choose from: FTP client and phpMyAdmin method (aka the long, boring method) SSH/Shell […]

Improve Scalability and Performance in ASP.NET Apps

If you’re looking to scale out ASP.NET applications, here is an interesting article that goes into length on important aspects to improve performance for .NET applications in high-traffic environments. The article covers the following topics: Optimizing the ASP.NET pipeline system ASP.NET, AJAX caching, and what you need to know Deploying ASP.NET from a staging to […]

Recovery.gov Search Engine Conspiracy?

CNET reports that the new government website Recovery.gov has been using a special file to prevent being indexed by search engines. The robots.txt file, which has since been removed, contained the following code to prevent Google, Yahoo, and other reputable search engines from indexing any of it’s content: # Deny all search bots, web spiders […]

How-to Backup Joomla! 1.5 to Amazon S3 with Jets3t

Introduction to backing up a Joomla website to Amazon S3 storage using Jets3t. We all know backups are important. I’ve found what I consider a pretty good backup solution using Amazon S3. It’s super cheap, your backups are in a secure location, and you can get to them from anywhere. For my backup solution, I’m […]

How-to Build Your Own Joomla Video Community

You want people to take your Joomla website seriously. You want them to think that your “video gallery” makes your site pretty awesome. You want them to believe that you are the only one who has figured out how to embed videos from YouTube and all other 3rd-party video hosting sites… and you don’t want […]

Tips on Load Balancing a Joomla Cluster with HAProxy

For the past several weeks, I have been working with Joomla in a clustered environment. We have a single load-balancer running HAProxy that sends requests to two web servers synchronized with unison. One server is a hybrid and includes both the MySQL database as well as Apache2/PHP5. The other web server is strictly Apache2/PHP5. We […]