Hyper Cache is a simple to use caching plug-in for WordPress. I like that Hyper Cache is simple to use, and its settings page in WordPress Dashboard>Settings>Hyper Cache has a lot of features with descriptions to customize the settings of Hyper Cache for the needs of different types of blogs like news blog, hobby blogs, personal blogs and how-to tutorial blogs.
A caching plug-in would make blogs, and websites load faster because pages and posts are stored in a Cache folder as HTML files for fast access. The default settings for Hyper Cache are good for most blogs even blogs on a shared web hosting account where your CPU, and RAM resources are lowered than a dedicated web hosting account. I recommend leaving them a lone unless you have a lot of visitors, or edit new posts a lot. Using this Plug-in can make your blog handle larger number of website visitors than using WordPress without a caching plug-in because serving cached html posts uses less RAM, and CPU resources on a web hosting server than serving up un-cached WordPress posts which are served directly from your mysql database which uses more CPU and RAM.
Hyper Cache seems to make my blog load faster than without any caching plug-in installed on it.
One of the reasons I choose Hyper Cache for WordPress blog is because it works with mobile theme plug-ins like WP Touch Pro, or let me choose my own mobile theme. I can also set the cache to bypass the cache on mobile devices, and only serve cache versions of the site to desktop computers.
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I been using iolo System Mechanic 14 for maintaining Windows 8.1 computer, and it has been pretty easy to use, and fast. It runs very fast even on my older desktop computer with a Intel Dual Core 1.8GHz CPU, 3GB of RAM, 320GB hard drive, and Nvidia GT620 1GB video card. The programs open in only a few seconds, and most scans and repairs like Deep Analysis only takes a few minutes to complete on my PC. Iolo System Mechanic 14 is a good program for maximizing the performance, and reliability of older computers, and maintaining and improving the performance of newer computers. System Mechanic 14 also automatically checks for new versions, and update definitions, so you are always using the latest version.
To use System Mechanic 14, I just need to install it, and let it run in the background while it maintains my computer when I use it. System Mechanic 14 automatically defragment my hard drive, free up un used memory, clean up junk files, and automatically compact and defragment Windows registry for faster performance. System Mechanic also automatically repair problems in Windows, Windows Registry, broken shortcuts, broken internet connections, fix Windows security problems, backup the registry and repair hard drive errors. [click to continue…]
BruteProtect is a free simple to use plug-in for WordPress which you just need to install from the WordPress Plug-in section on WordPress admin page on your blog. After setting up Bruteforce, you don’t need to make any changes to your blog, and it does not make any noticeable changes to your blog, so it does not bother you when you are blogging, or reading your blog on the front page. Brute Protect plug-in blocks login attempts from bots which try to guest your password on the WordPress login page/WP-admin folder.
BruteProtect is part of Automattic which is the same company which works on the WordPress blogging software, so BruteProtect is well supported by many web plug-in developers.
BruteProtect blocks bots, and hackers which try to hack WordPress by blocking their I.P. address, and blocking known IP addresses of bots which tried to hack other WordPress websites with BruteProtect installed on it. BruteProtect websites share attack information with other sites online, so the more WordPress blogs which use the plug-in, the better the protection for all blogs which use BruteProtect’s Plug-in for WordPress.
By blocking unwanted bots, and hackers, your website will run more efficiently because there is less unwanted traffic from hackers and bots which is trying to hack your blog. According to some of the reviews on Brute Protects website, a lot of the people who use this plug-in notice that their blog now uses 600 MBs less RAM, and CPU percentage usage drop to 3% from 80%, and it block hundreds of attacks. By blocking botnets, you may also save bandwidth, so more legitimate readers can login and read your blog at the same time. Plus, if you are using a shared web hosting plan, you will have more free resources like bandwidth, ram, and CPU, so you won’t need to upgrade to a more expensive dedicated or virtual private server hosting which cost more, and is harder to manage for the average website owner. [click to continue…]