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Pro PHP Application Performance Tuning PHP Web Projects for Maximum Performance by Tim Hawkins, Armando Padilla

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Chapter 7. Web Server and Delivery Optimization

One of the most important components of your application is the web server it is hosted on. No matter how much you optimize your application, if your web server is not optimized too, you are not going to get the full performance that you may be looking for.

In this chapter, we are going to learn how to create an "application profile" for our web service and use that profile to ensure our web servers are correctly configured.

We will look at how to overcome some common problems that result in a reduction in performance, by eliminating unnecessary file operations.

There may also come a time where the performance levels you require exceed the performance or throughput that a single web server can deliver, ...

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