Archive for the ‘nginx’ Category

Up and Running with the Fastest PHP Framework on PHP7 in 5 Mins

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You may remember our past infatuation with Phalcon, the fastest PHP framework. In this post, we'll go through the process of getting it up and running in 5 minutes on one of our Homestead Improved instances. If you're not interested in why or what Phal...

Heroku Alternative: Deploy Apps with Dokku on DigitalOcean

When Heroku announced their (quite reasonable) new limits for free apps, I realized that I would have to find another source of hosting for all the small, low-traffic projects that I currently have running on Heroku. Way back in the day, Heroku was tot...

Local Development with Opera: Nginx 502 error

I was doing some local dev work recently, but for the first time in my "new" browser - Opera. I set up my [Homestead Improved](http://www.sitepoint.com/quick-tip-get-homestead-vagrant-vm-running/) instance and its virtual hosts as usual, but then could...

A Look At The Modern WordPress Server Stack

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  Editor's Note: Today marks a special day for WordPress. Powering many websites (and yes, Smashing Magazine is one of them), it celebrates its 13th birthday today. Happy birthday, dear WordPress! Here's to many more! Do you remember when ...

Setting up PHP 7 Servers with Laravel Forge and DigitalOcean

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One of the most popular requests in our end-year reader-satisfaction survey was more PHP 7 content. In this quick guide, we’ll cover two ways to bring a PHP 7 server online on DigitalOcean - a popular VPS provider. We’ll use two approaches, the lat...

Automatic Asset Optimization with Munee

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Munee is an asset management tool which can compile LESS, SCSS, or CoffeeScript, manipulate images, minify CSS and JS, and cache assets on the server and client on the fly. It works with PHP 5.3 and newer versions. In this tutorial, we will learn how ...

Caching Hat-trick: Zend Opcache, Etags and Query Caching

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In this article, we will be looking at some of the common caching techniques in PHP: Opcache, Expires Headers and Query Caching in MySQL. We’ll look at additional approaches in part 2. PHP’s Request Lifecycle Before we move on, it’s important to...