Transport HTTPS traffic to HTTP with .htaccess

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The sharp-eyed among you may have noticed that we very recently updated a couple of things here at the Silicon Dales website, and one of those steps has involved switching from delivering pages via HTTPS, now that we have retired the online shop section. The precise mechanism for doing this on a LAMP setup using […]

Tuning WordPress for Faster PageSpeed: Use Httpd.conf Instead of .htaccess for Permalinks

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Looking to squeeze a little more speed out of your WordPress installation? Trying to drive an AWS micro instance beyond the realms of sensibility out of a spirit of good old-fashioned thriftiness? Whatever you’re looking to achieve with WordPress, if you want to speed things up and you have root access to your server, one […]

Example CodeIgniter .htaccess for mod_rewrite

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If you are like Silicon Dales, a few years back, you would have used CodeIgniter (CI) probably quite a lot 5-6 years ago, but perhaps not so much “these days” on projects. We have a number of clients with legacy CI sites, and sometimes, we need to move them around and configure them. For this […]

How To: Leverage Browser Caching for Images, CSS and JS

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Ever checked your website speed using GT Metrix, Pingdom, PageSpeed or Yslow… or any of the other many and various latest and greatest speed checking tools? Well, if you have, you might have come across a request to “leverage browser caching…” or similar. What this means, is that you should instruct browsers to store (for […]

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