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How Web Servers Work & The Hotrodder's Guide to Maximum Performance LAMP

Date: May. 27, 2014

Lachele Foley and Jeremy Sands gave great presentations regarding web servers at the very basic and the very advanced levels.

Here are the details:

Introductory topic:

How Web Servers Work
Lachele Foley

This will be a brief introduction to the processes that go on behind many of the websites you visit every day. Particular focus will be given to the four categories of software included with LAMP.

You can download her slides here.

Advanced topic:

The Hotrodder's Guide to Maximum Performance LAMP
Jeremy Sands

Hotrods, aka drag racers, are the automotive epitome of the pursuit of maximum performance. Even though they are amazing machines, the basic concepts of how to get there are simple: reduce weight, simplify, streamline, and add power. The same concepts can be applied to server infrastructure to take your overloaded server and have it burn rubber. Even in an age of abundant CPU power and cloud computing, the art of tuning servers for maximum performance is still relevant and pays immense dividends down the road no matter what size your IT infrastructure is.

You can view his slides here.