Make Firefox load faster!

If you are a Firefox enthusiast, you’re on the right track, man! You just joined the “dump-the-IE-now!” movement. :D

Here’re some tips I got from a mailing list. I have it applied to my firefox config and it sure does make my browsing more enjoyable.

You can make firefox as fast as opera with a little tuning. heres how:

1) look for the profile folder
On Windows XP/2000, the path is usually
>C:Documents and Settings[User Name]Application

where xxx is a random string of 3 characters.

On Windows 95/98/Me, the path is usually

On Linux, the path is usually

On MacOS X, the path is usually ~/Library/Application

2) create user.js file and paste this code :

user_pref(“browser.cache.memory.capacity”, 65536);
user_pref(“browser.cache.disk_cache_ssl”, true);
user_pref(“browser.xul.error_pages.enabled”, true);
user_pref(“content.interrupt.parsing”, true);
user_pref(“content.max.tokenizing.time”, 3000000);
user_pref(“content.maxtextrun”, 8191);
user_pref(“content.notify.backoffcount”, 5);
user_pref(“content.notify.interval”, 750000);
user_pref(“content.notify.ontimer”, true);
user_pref(“content.switch.threshold”, 750000);
user_pref(“network.http.max-connections”, 32);
user_pref(“network.http.pipelining”, true);
user_pref(“network.http.pipelining.maxrequests”, 8 );
user_pref(“network.http.proxy.pipelining”, true);
user_pref(“nglayout.initialpaint.delay”, 750);
user_pref(“plugin.expose_full_path”, true);

3) reload firefox

4) profit!

Friendster now runs in PHP

I have noticed that Friendster now runs under PHP. Previously, they were using Java Server Pages (JSP) . I don’t know if I’m just under the impression that PHP is really better than the rest — but I do see an increased level of performance of the site. Friendster does run a lot faster now! Can you check it out for me if you are experiencing the same?

Just another PHP success story. If the creators of Friendster will later release the reasons why they shifted, JSP, or ASP for that matter, will never know who hit them. PHP rules!