A simple tip to speeding up MySQL

Find your WordPress install sluggish? Caching not making a difference. Try adding the following lines to your MySQL servers my.cnf.

[mysqld]
query_cache_type = 1
query_cache_size = 20M

Alot of MySQL default installations have the query_cache_size set to 0 (the default), disabling the cache. By setting it’s value to something greater than 0, it brings the cache, and your site, to life.

Check out the MySQL documentation at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/query-cache-configuration.html for details.

Using Varnish with Amazon's S3 to server static content

If your interested in using Amazon’s S3 to server static content, check out “Using Varnish in front of your Amazon S3 static content” by Marius over at MDLog:/sysadmin.