Mod_deflate is an apache module. Prior to having mod_deflate it was mod_gzip. Post apache 2.0 mod_deflate is used, it provides a slightly better compression than mod_gzip. It allows the size of certain file types to be compressed which in-turn allows clients to be able to download these files faster. This
FFmpeg is a video editing software that can be used to convert audio and video streams in linux. Compiling ffmpeg from source can be quite complex, so there are a couple alternatives, either installing from yum or a static build already created. If you are looking for a more recent
You can use nginx to either allow or deny certain countries from accessing your site using the GeoIP database which maps IP addresses to the origin country.
Nginx GeoIP Requirements
Nginx Installation - Nginx must already be installed on your server if it is not yet. Please see How to Install Nginx
You can use Nginx to Set cache expiration times to leverage browser caching for the user requesting specific file types. This will cause the browser to retain the downloaded image until the length of the expires header. This will cause faster page time loads on each subsequent request performed by
There are a few different ways to protect directories with Nginx. Password protection is typically to keep certain users out or only let certain users in. This is useful in protecting certain content on websites you do not want everyone to be able to access. This guide assumes you already
Piwik is a open source web site analytics software. It is free and opensource and can be used to track Nginx requests as well as Apache. This guide covers the Nginx configuration and installation of Pikwik. You can read more about Piwik here.
If you do not already have Nginx and