News & Updates

UBC Blogs Upgraded to 2.6.2

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UBC Blogs has been updated to the latest version of WordPress MU. Changes in 2.6.2: – minor bug fixes no new features. We implemented MySQL query caching some might notice a slight improvement in speed.

WP LaTeX Enabled

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For those wanting to include math symbols in their posts WP LaTeX is now enabled. For more info see the WP LaTeX FAQ. Thanks goes to Alex T. our new part time student helper for tweaking the plugin. $latex e^{\i \pi} + 1 = 0&s=3$

Content compression added

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Added content compression to Apache using mod_deflate AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/xml text/javascript no dramtic changes in speed but every bit counts.

Apache benchmarking UBC Blogs

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Just had a complaint about response time on the system. Ran some benchmarks here is a result from the homepage using: ab -n 40 -c 20 Time per request: 2.152 [ms] (mean, across all concurrent requests) Transfer rate: 10059.36 [Kbytes/sec] received This is very fast. Checked the server logs nothing out of the norm. Makes […]