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speed question - responsive wordpress v bootstrap responsive wordpress beachlife Hi - am a newbie so some basic questions... Wondering if there is any big speed difference between the 2 in terms of presentation speed? Need a fast site for customers, and need to make a decision between the 2. Also what would be the fastest opensource webserver and database? apache and mysql? Also the fastest reliable hosts in the US? Thanks!
Welcome to WebmasterWorld, beachlife! Not sure about the speed differences between the two 'presses. As far as open source software goes -- you really have a lot of options. Apache/MySQL is probably the most common, but far from the only. When selecting server software, you must take several pieces of information into consideration. What type of site? What type of hardware will it run on? How familiar are you with customization options? How will data be stored/accessed/updated/reported on? There are many factors which come into play. That said -- most setups can handle all scenarios reasonable well, so go with what you can easily administer. As for a host ... Well, colocation or a fully hosted solution is always the best. But it's far from the cheapest option. swa66
I honestly don;t think you can gain enough above php/apache/mysql when using something like wordpress. Any gain you can make in alternate http servers or databases will easy fall into the peanuts category compared to what wordpress creates as overhead compared to static files. If you look for ultimate speed, you look for static content. incrediBILL
If you look for ultimate speed, you look for static content. Exactly. And there are WordPress plugins that do just that, except they call it 'cache' instead of static pages. However, one thing to make sure of is that you aren't using the default WordPress code which sends ALL file requests, including graphics, PDFs, etc/ to PHP which is nuts. See this Apache/WordPress thread for details: [ ...]