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How to Survive Being Featured on Digg

February 25th, 2010 . by Claire

Viral traffic can hit at any time, without any warning. All it takes is one blog to hit the front page of a big site and you’ll be flooded with traffic within hours. Sites like Digg and Slashdot are notorious for generating massive traffic spikes. But while everyone wants to be noticed, all those extra hits […]

5 Free Tools to Check Website Speed

February 12th, 2010 . by Claire

Do you know how quickly your website loads? A fast site is better for visitors, and that means more traffic, happier customers and more revenue. Speed is dependent on a few different variables including the time of day, the location of the visitor and the speed of the network. But you can measure some of […]

5 Ways to Punish Your Server

February 1st, 2010 . by Jonathan

Think you know how to punish your server? Think again. Running a blog and related applications, is nowhere near the most taxing thing you can do to your server. If you are really interested in making a run at burning down your data center, check out this list: (To be clear, I wanted to think […]