Announcing Headway 3.6 Developers Beta

Ready to jump right in? Headway 3.6 Beta 1 and Hinterland are available to Developer License holders in the Headway Dashboard. It’s an exciting time for the Headway Team as we get to show you more of what we have been working on these past few months. Since Headway 3.6 is such a large update,Continue Reading

Using Font Awesome with Headway

Today’s screencast is all about using Font Awesome with your Headway powered site. Over the past year or two, icons — particularly font icons — have become popular in designing websites. Twitter’s Bootstrap, one of the most widely used HTML/CSS Frameworks – if not the most used – comes with a great icon set calledContinue Reading

Optimizing Your Headway Website – Installing Varnish

In our series we have been looking at various places in a web server stack to make adjustments, finely tune, or even install new components to help us get a wicked fast server. Today we are going to look at installing Varnish. This tutorial is going to cover both Apache and Nginx versions to getContinue Reading

Optimizing Your Headway Powered Website – Caching Options for LAMP (Apache) based VPS'

Until now our tutorials have focused on getting most of the server up and running. In fact, you could stop at the end of the last tutorial and run your site for some time, installing to occasional updates to both server packages and anything related to WordPress. These next few tutorials are considered more “advanced”Continue Reading

Optimizing Series

We hope that everyone is enjoying the optimizing series! We still have a lot more to cover, which I think you will find very useful. However, I have been swamped this last week getting ready for our wedding, so I did not have enough time to get the second article finished for this week andContinue Reading

Optimizing Your Headway Website – Performance Tuning MySQL

Introduction So far we’ve been spending a lot of time setting up a LAMP and LEMP server. We’ve built firewalls, setup the very basics, and then started to configure Apache, MySQL and PHP; and Nginx, MySQL and PHP. In the next few tutorials we are going to look at improving speed in the various partsContinue Reading

Optimizing Your Headway Site – Installing WordPress on Nginx

Introduction Today we are going to look at installing WordPress on nginx and Ubuntu. This is much like our part 4 in which we installed WordPress on Apache and Ubuntu. If you are going to use Apache for your server, you are off easy this week as this week focuses on nginx. So let’s getContinue Reading

Optimizing Your Headway Powered Website – Installing LEMP Stack

Introduction How’s everyone doing in this series so far? Let us know your experiences in the comments!! To do a little bit of a recap of our previous tutorials, we’ve started with a clean Ubuntu VPS, installed some common requirements for WordPress on it, Apache, MySQL, PHP. We’ve set up a firewall that should protectContinue Reading

Optimizing Your Headway Powered Website – Installing WordPress

Introduction Today we are going to walk through installing WordPress from source. We’ll be using command line tools to get the job done today. Hopefully you’ve been following along with them previously and that you are starting to get comfortable in the command line. Step One – Get WordPress You should already be logged intoContinue Reading

Optimizing Your Headway Powered Site – Creating a Firewall

Introduction In the last two tutorials, we’ve setup what this series is about and we’ve started the process by creating a new server, and have started to secure it some. This tutorial we are going to take a look at adding a few more pieces to secure it and then we’ll start installing the LAMPContinue Reading

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