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Instant Debian – Build a Web Server by José Miguel Parrella

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Optimizing your solution performance (Advanced)

Optimization is the next natural step of observing your server's performance. You might want to squeeze out every extra millisecond of performance, but in general, people will address optimization when there are crass performance hits on their applications.

Getting started

Without knowing it, you have probably explored performance-enhancing options already. For example, caches and load-balancing clusters, as well as cloud services, help accommodate growth, and so on. But this recipe will give you general ideas on what the common performance pitfalls are within the domain of a single server (physical or virtual), and what the low-hanging fruit for you to improve is.

How to do it…

Set up application profiling ...

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