Server Monitoring

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013 in Server Monitoring, Wordpress | 2 Comments

I decided that I wanted to put some monitoring on the server for items such as CPU, Memory, Disk and Network usage.  I had a look around and there are a number of different products that I could of used such as collectd, Nagios and various others based on RRD data collection, after looking at […]

Load Testing my site

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013 in Varnish, Wordpress | 2 Comments

Well I thought I would see how Varnish held up under some load.  I signed up to Blitz which is a load testing and performance tool which allows you to simulate some load on your server.  You get some credits so that you can try it out for free as well.  I thought I would […]

WordPress and Varnish

Posted by on Jul 14, 2013 in Varnish, Wordpress | 4 Comments

After a couple of outages I decided to move my website to a new host.  I found Digital Ocean which offers VPS servers for a very reasonable price.  This would now allow me to totally manage everything about my hosting including adding Varnish which is a web application accelerator.  One of the things with Varnish is that […]

WooCommerce Google Product Feed

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Wordpress | 87 Comments

Adding a Google Product feed in WooCommerce is pretty easy to do if yourself if you don’t want to buy the Google Product Feed Plugin for this from the WooCommerce store. First you have to create the product feed, so you will need to add the following to your functions.php file, this will then create your product […]