MySQL Connection Response Slow on Windows 2008 / 2012

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One of the reasons why a PHP / MySQL combo seems so “slow” with regards to response times when moving from Windows 2003 (IIS6) to Windows 7/2008 (IIS7) / 2012 (IIS8), is the way many scripts connect to MySQL and having IPv6 enabled by default. Many server installations leave WordPress or other PHP script installs to default to “localhost”… Read more »

Remove X-Powered-By: ASP.NET HTTP Response Header

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Quite a few people have asked how to remove the default HTTP Response Headers of IIS6 and IIS7. It’s very easy, actually. You can have some fun with it too (bottom). Remove, Edit or Add HTTP Response Headers in Windows 2003 IIS6 Open the IIS Management Console. Right-click on “Websites” and select “Properties.” Click on the “HTTP Headers”… Read more »