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Accelerate Page Accesses Throttling Background Tasks: Unusual Site Speedup Techniques: Part 2

Note: This article was originally published at Planet PHP on 25 October 2010.
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Accelerate Page Accesses Throttling Background Tasks: Unusual Site Speedup Techniques: Part 2 By Manuel Lemos Web server machines usually do many other things besides serving Web pages. Often they have background tasks running that may slow down significantly the Web server processes that deliver the pages to the site users.

This article is the second part of the Unusual Site Speedup series that focus on what to do to make sure that Web server processes run as fast as possible by slowing down background tasks that may be taking too much machine resources.