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Mastering Mambo : E-Commerce, Templates, Module Development, SEO, Security, and Performance by Tobias Hauser, Christian Wenz

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Chapter 12. Performance and Caching

Think of the early days of the World Wide Web. Every print-advertising agency immediately became a web specialist; megabyte-sized Photoshop graphics were exported and showed up like that on the web. When the creative director got complaints that the page took too long to load over a modem line, he or she perhaps only answered, "The page loads pretty fast here." This was logical, because locally, a megabyte loads pretty quickly. It is, however, a completely different story over the Internet.

There is yet another problem area. Every time there is a popular event happening, say a tour by a very popular band, the demand for tickets is enormous (this could, for instance, be observed with the Irish rock band U2 in ...

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