Using mod_rewrite for moving websites, folder and domain names for SEO retention

mod_rewrite is a powerful Apache module that gives you the power over the URL’s displayed to your visitors to your site. Much has been written already by many people using both examples and tutorials of the basics. The aim of my addition, as always is primarily for my own notes and secondarily to explain why […]

How to compress css & javascript: An alternative to mod_deflate or mod_gzip

So, you have used Website Optimization Analyzer or you installed Yslow for Firefox or you discovered somewhere else that compressing your files (html, javascript & css) is a good thing to do. Unfortunately, it’s not always as easy as it looks to do this. In Apache web hosting environments, there is a module called mod_deflate […]

How to Speed up Magento

Having implemented a number of websites now in Magento and being the web hosting provider for them also, it’s been both challenging and rewarding trying to get Magento running at an acceptable speed.People generally don’t understand what’s happening when they say “my website is slow”. So, for those of you unfamiliar with benchmarking / understanding […]

suhosin causing grief on Joomsuite component

Hopefully this helps me or someone else with the same issue in the future suhosin[25917]: ALERT – configured POST variable limit exceeded – dropped variable ‘task_com_morfeoshow[]’ (attacker ‘’, file ‘/home/user/public_html/administrator/index.php’) in your php.ini (or suhosin.ini depending on your setup) [suhosin] = 2000suhosin.request.max_vars = 1000 Technorati Tags: suhosin, apache, joomla

Convert IIS ssl certificate to use in Apache

Last time I did this, I found the instructions pretty easily on how to migrate SSL’s from IIS to Apache. This time I found it hard to locate the documentation, so for my own lack of memory and when google fails you, here it is: First we need to export the certificate from IIS into […]