Upgrade Redis to 6.x on Ubuntu 20.04

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I was looking to upgrade Redis from 5.x to the new stable 6.x release on Ubuntu Redis and at this time Redis that is in the apt source will not allow you to get to the 6.x branch. In order to upgrade to 6.x you will need to add the official beta apt source by …

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Does my WordPress site need a Caching Plugin?

The answer is maybe!, is of course depending on who you host with, and even then I would probably sway towards using one. Why? My host already provides serverside caching! While that might be the case you can still often benefit from using a caching plugin as they tend to offer other bells and whistles …

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Optimize images for WordPress

When it comes to optimizing your site there are a few things that should be done, in my book the first is properly optimizing the images that you upload to your site. I always stick with the mentality that I am my site(s), pages, or posts for someone that is on a 3G connection or …

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Friends in tech: Tony Perez

Company NOC.org Industry Networking Services Time in this Industry 11+ Years Origin Story Oh gosh, where to even begin.. the most relevant to this industry probably starts around 2009. Prior to that I was in tech, but I was a Defense contractor working on government projects and systems.  It was in 2009 that I was …

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Improving Cloudflare caching on WordPress

I was working with a customer recently that was using Cloudflare and caching a little over 99% of all requests to their site, before that I think the most I had ever seen was about 25% and my own sites were topping out at only around 14% cache hit ratios. Knowing how my site was …

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