Google is making SSL Certificates a bigger priority in search rankings

Google has just published an interesting blog post about SEO best practices on its Webmaster Central Blog, and one interesting detail is that Google is going to start ranking sites with SSL Certificates higher. Google is making this move because it believes in making the internet a more secure place, and a more secure web starts with more secure website ...

HTTPS as a ranking signal

Webmaster level: all Security is a top priority for Google. We invest a lot in making sure that our services use industry-leading security, like strong HTTPS encryption by default. That means that people using Search, Gmail and Google Drive, for example, automatically have a secure connection to Google. Beyond our own stuff, we’re also working to ...

Optimizing NGINX and PHP-fpm for high traffic sites

After 7 years of using NGINX with PHP, we learned a couple of things about how to best optimize NGINX and PHP-fpm for high traffic sites. Below is a collection of tips and recommendations: 1. Switch from TCP to UNIX domain sockets UNIX domain sockets offer better performance than TCP sockets over loopback interface (less copying ...

How to measure website loading speed

If you would like to measure website loading speed we recommend to use external website http://tools.pingdom.com/ , just type your website’s URL in the box and press “Test now” button. After a while you will get a lot of information at the bottom of the page.

Securing Your Web Site Down Under

Creating a Web site for your business is as important nowadays as what you sell or the services you provide. Without a reliable, easy-to-find Web site, your customers will have a hard time finding you, since paper phone directories are obsolete, and calling information is also obsolete when compared to the wealth of site finders, ...