Copy lots of little files fast in Windows

Use RichCopy. It’s a Microsoft tool that is multi-threaded. You can set how many files/directories to copy at once and it can really max your performance.

I’m using it to clone a drive. Normally I would just use Acronis for this, but I’m copying from a hard drive to a Windows Storage Space (which isn’t supported by Acronis 2017).

Update: As I’m working on transfering 3TB of all types of files, I’ve noticed that using FreeFileSync specificially with a filter limit on file size (100MB at first then down to 10MB for a second pass) seemed to be the most efficient way to transfer all the larger files. It also copies multiple files at once, but when it was transferring small files it was quoting me an insane multi-day ETA. So I’m running this, then going to use RichCopy for all the tiny stuff and then finally make sure everything is properly synced with FreeFileSync. If you want to save all of the hassle, FreeFileSync has always done the job for me. This time it just seems like I needed something more specific to tons of small files.

Make your WordPress site faster (easily)

What:
There’s a feature called “gzip” that’s installed by default on most web servers. Modifying your site to make use of it can really speed up the performance.

How much faster?
Try the quick and easy mod_gzip tester by WhatsMyIP.org. Just enter the URL and it will tell you how much faster it would be.

How to enable it in WordPress:
It’s easy! Just grab the plugin called Gzippy and install it. Run the gzip tester again to see it in action.

Speed up Magento by ~235%

How to REALLY speed up your Magento site:

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GZip Compression:
There’s a feature called “gzip” that’s installed by default on most web servers. Modifying your site to make use of it can really speed up the performance.

How much faster?
Try the quick and easy mod_gzip tester by WhatsMyIP.org. Just enter the URL and it will tell you how much faster it would be.

How to enable it for Magento
“One of the drawbacks of Magento is currently its speed if default configuration is used. There are certain ways of making it run faster. The best one is to enable GZip compression by changing .htaccess file a little. You just need to uncomment part of the code. In my case, the speed increase was exactly 235%. Continue reading…