Latest Blog Posts
Load Testing Your Application: Art or Science? by Mitchel Sellers
Earlier this year I blogged about this importing of understanding and knowing how your application will perform under load. (See it here). After receiving a lot of questions from individuals wanting to learn more about "how" they can load test their applications and the tools that I use when testing applications I thought it would be good to follow up with a post to shed a bit of light on the process.
Understanding the Logistics of Moving Websites by Mitchel Sellers
Recently for a number of reasons I've been working with individuals that are taking a website and moving them from one hosting provider to another. Sometimes these moves are taking the existing site as is, other times it is migrating to a "new site" at the same time. However, after doing at least 10-12 of these in the past few months a few common points of "confusion" have come to light. As such, due to popular request I'll lay out the basics of how to move a website from one hosting provider to another and discuss the component parts that are involved in such a move. Although a bit "off" from my normal development or performance topics this is still a very real thing for many people!
DNN Spam Registrations & You! by Mitchel Sellers
Recently there has been a lot of discussion in the community around DNN Spam registrations and methods and processes to prevent or fix the issues that are associated with them. I've been debating on if/when I should actually write about this given that there is an Official DNN Software response on the issue, as well as many other community comments. Well, tonight, while on vacation I had a server go down and guess what it was because of this very issue so I think its time to give my quick perspective and recommended action points for those of you that are running a DNN site. These recommendations apply for ALL DNN versions!
Module Performance; Set Yourself Apart by Mitchel Sellers
With a plethora of modules on the market today, it is often hard for users to select the "right one" for their solution. Help yourself, and help your customers by setting your modules apart in one of the most important ways, performance. Not all DNN sites are large, not all DNN sites are small, that's the beauty of the platform. However, many modules & vendors ignore this major difference. Lets look as some simple tips & tricks to help us set our modules apart.