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Apache vs Nginx, is one better than the other?

The Apache HTTP Server remains the most popular and widely-used web server today, but we are seeing an increasing level of Nginx deployments.  Nginx (pronounced “engine X”) was released 11 years ago and has had a reputation as a lightweight but highly performant web...

Tranquil Opens New Data Center in DC

Tranquil Hosting has expanded its footprint into a new data center in the Washington, DC area. We are now online in the Equinix DC3 facility in Ashburn VA. With this expansion, we now serve customers out of a total of four data centers, three in the U.S. (Cary, NC,...

Improving Magento performance with caching

More than a technology, caching is best thought of as a technology-enabled *strategy.* Like all strategies, you need to carefully consider your goals and resources, understand the available technologies and re-evaluate regularly as your goals, resources and available...