Enabling Gzip compression lets your page load faster and saves bandwidth usage. This easy to follow, step-by-step tutorial is show you how to enable Gzip compression on a Nginx server running on Ubuntu 14.04 and test if it working. Earlier this week I have written a post “Optimize Compress JPEG, PNG Images on Ubuntu Server“. And, this post also falls in that same category as optimizing and performance improvement of a server. You also need this for your site’s SEO and it is very easy to enable this option on your Nginx server.
Optimize images is one of the Google PageSpeed rule. JPEG and PNG files are most commonly used image format around the web. Compressed JPEG or PNG files has lower size than the original without loosing quality and helps speeding up your site. There are plenty different way to optimize and compress JPEG and PNG files for web. Some of the CMS has plugin to do the job. But, plugins takes time to compress all your files and slows down your site if you are using more plugins. There is an easy way to do this if you are using a Linux VPS or dedicated server and have a lot of images to optimize and compress. Follow the tutorial to know now and bookmark for future reference.
I was having some problem with one of my VPS recently running Ubuntu 14.04 to host BitcoinDark block chain explorer. Every time server restarts it starts using Nginx server instead of the Apache2. When I wanted to uninstall it using
sudo apt-get remove nginx nothing happened as the terminal is replying that this package is not installed. However, I’m able to stop the service and restart Apache2. Once it restarts it goes back again. Today I started looking into it and found that somehow I’ve got
nginx-core package installed, that is the reason earlier nginx removing command didn’t work. In this article I will explain the steps I have taken to completely remove Nginx from my system and re-activate Apache2 server on Ubuntu 14.04 server. This is a little note to myself as well, if I mess it up again in the future. [Read more…]
In this tutorial I’ll share how I installed very minimalistic LXDE and Tightvncserver to use graphical desktop in one of my VPS running Ubuntu 14.04. LXDE is a very lightweight graphical user interface (GUI) for Ubuntu or Debian based operating systems. VNC server manages the back-end and lets you connect to your VPS remotely with any VNC client and lets you use your server with GUI. These software requires minimum system requirements and will run on almost all low-end VPS.