June 11, 2018
CDN – you keep seeing the acronym. Maybe in URLs, maybe on landing pages, but it never quite clicked – what are Content Delivery Networks, what do they do exactly?
We’ll explain in this overview article, and demonstrate on two popular ones in followup posts.
A CDN is a network of computers...
August 23, 2016
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 Phalcon is, just skip ahead to “Setting it up”. ...
June 27, 2016
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 opti...
April 24, 2016
Welcome back to “how to accelerate WordPress websites.” In the first part of our series, we’ve addressed the importance of the correct web-hosting solution. While doing so, we’ve answered questions on what advantages come with the hosting on SSDs, and why it’s important that HTTP/2 is acti...
July 27, 2015
We’ve gone through the basics of Redis in PHP before, but it’s time to cover a real life use case. In this tutorial, we’ll add it to an already deployed application to give the app the appearance of speed.
You can easily follow along by cloning the 0.6 release of the app.
Before applying a solution, ...