Can Symfony Apps Be Fast on Vagrant? Let’s Check with SuluCMS!
In this short tutorial, we’ll set up Sulu and optimize on a Vagrant environment. Why a dedicated tutorial handling this? Besides the fact that Sulu has a rather complex initialization procedure, it is based on Symfony which is infamously slow on virtual machines with shared filesystems, and thus needs additional optimizations post-install. The performance hacks in this post, while Sulu-specific, can be applied to any Symfony application to make it faster on Vagrant.
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As usual, we’ll be using our Homestead Improved box as the base, but the steps below are explained in enough detail for you to follow them on any environment.
New Box and Folder Sharing
We start by downloading a fresh box and setting up folder sharing.
git clone https://github.com/swader/homestead_improved hi_sulu cd hi_sulu; bin/folderfix.sh
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