The Hidden Tiger:

Written by Kevin J Vella

What can you do to avoid computer slow down? – Part Two

Evenrepparttar most experienced computer users find it extremely difficult to control all resource and system settings of their computer.

How do they do it? The answer is simpler than one might think and anyone can bring outrepparttar 141584 tiger that is hidden in your PC!

Avoiding computer slow downs, degradation of performance, long boot-up times, delays or stuttering and crashes is a question of controlling your hardware and your system settings.

Tweaking other areas such as installed software, internet connection and browser settings, etc..

.. Therefore,repparttar 141585 areas you have to look at are:

1. CPU: The central processing unit of a computer processesrepparttar 141586 code that makes up computer programs like Windows and Word or Excel.

The lines of code that make up any program run intorepparttar 141587 tens of thousands and are grouped into different tasks or processes to enhancerepparttar 141588 efficiency of a computer. Since a CPU can only process one task at a time. The more tasks a CPU has to perform,repparttar 141589 more delay you will experience.

If you manage to control or reducerepparttar 141590 number of applications working at any one time, you will immediately notice a boost in performance.

Yet sometimes, you will be unable to switch off all applications because you are using them all

In these cases there are automatic performance optimizers that will help you dorepparttar 141591 trick.

2. RAM and Page File Memory:

The CPU needs RAM to store instructions and data needed to complete tasks

It does this to make sure thatrepparttar 141592 tasks that make up any application are performed as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

Obviously,repparttar 141593 more memory available,repparttar 141594 less time you spend waiting forrepparttar 141595 computer to perform certain tasks.

A computer system increases its performance when you add more memory.

Controllingrepparttar 141596 number of applications running at any single time is a means of freeing up memory and not taxing RAM.

However, when a CPU does not have enough room in RAM for allrepparttar 141597 information it needs, it sets up virtual memory or page file memory onrepparttar 141598 hard drive to simulate additional RAM.

CPUs also load certain tasks into page file memory because they need to prioritize among tasks requiring more RAM than others. All this is known as swapping and slowsrepparttar 141599 computer down drastically.

Daffodil DB: Web Database

Written by Parveen Aggarwal

What is a Web Database?

A web database is a database forrepparttar internet. You can get access to your data viarepparttar 141553 internet from anywhere inrepparttar 141554 world. Or, you can create a database driven website by using such databases. A web database stores large amount of information in an organized format that is easily accessible from scripting languages (like PHP).

In web databases, modifications, likerepparttar 141555 ones constantly used by e-commerce sites, for example, can be performed without any hassles .That makesrepparttar 141556 dense editing ofrepparttar 141557 html code obsolete. Repeated types of data, like contact information, can be generated automatically in your website through a web database.

Daffodil DB: A web database

Daffodil DB is a J2EE-certified, SQL-99 and JDBC standards compliant Java RDBMS. It isrepparttar 141558 first java database which is compatible with PHP. Withrepparttar 141559 release of PHP extension module, Daffodil DB has joinedrepparttar 141560 select list of Java enabled web databases.

Daffodil DB is an ideal for anyone who is looking for a web database. It can be embedded within any application and delivers high performance with minimum system resource usage - thereby strikingrepparttar 141561 right balance between size, features and performance. At less than 3 MB, Daffodil DB is a small/compact database.

Daffodil DB can run on virtually any platform as it supports all platforms for which a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) is available. These include Windows, Linux, Solaris and UNIX. Withrepparttar 141562 help of Daffodil DB, developers can build applications for any platform and these can be compiled and delivered on all other major platforms.


PHP (PHP Hypertext Preprocessor) is an open source server-side scripting language that is particularly suited for web development and can be used to generate dynamic web content. PHP scripts are embedded within web pages along with HTML, similar to other web scripting languages such as Microsoft's ASP or Sun Microsystems’s JSP. Like ASP and JSP, PHP runs onrepparttar 141563 web server when a page is requested via HTTP, rather than onrepparttar 141564 Web browser or other client.

PHP lets you insert instructions into your Web pages that your Web server software (be it Apache, Personal Web Server, or whatever) will execute before sending those pages to a browser that requests them.

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