Category: Technologies

Aug 20

Pro Tip: Upgrade to PHP7

Pro Tip: Upgrade to PHP7 As you probably figured out, we run a WordPress site which it in itself runs on PHP. Many complaints have surface around the performance of php 5.x and even hhvm came out as a result of that. We had a lot of interest in hhvm, but we never got it …

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Aug 18

How to: Cache static HTML with CloudFlare?

How to: Cache static HTML with CloudFlare? So… I have been working with CloudFlare for quite sometime but every now and then when my web server goes down CloudFlare seems to be unable to serve my pages while it comes back. I had to create my own cache server for it but it involved another …

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Feb 17

How to: Speed up CrashPlan by Reassigning Cache Folder to a Different Directory

How to: Speed up CrashPlan by Reassigning Cache Folder to a Different Directory I’m guessing if you’ve bumped into this article is because you have deployed CrashPlan and you’re looking up for ways to speed it up. I have been a customer for several years now and I am happy with the solution from a …

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Aug 22

Resolved: Your server may not be able to connect to sites running on it. Error message: SSL certificate problem: self signed certificate

Resolved: Your server may not be able to connect to sites running on it. Error message: SSL certificate problem: self signed certificate So recently I ran across an error while performing a WordPress Update. Usually after you perform an update, you are taken to a screen to individually update all your subsites (I am guessing …

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May 17

Resolved: [hphp] Warning: Parameter 1 to W3_Plugin_TotalCache::ob_callback() expected to be a reference, value given in /wp-includes/functions.php on line 3282

Resolved: [hphp] Warning: Parameter 1 to W3_Plugin_TotalCache::ob_callback() expected to be a reference, value given in /wp-includes/functions.php on line 3282 As you probably know (otherwise you would probably not be here), after deciding to move form PHP to HHVM, if you are running a WordPress site and use W3 Total Cache you will encounter an endless …

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Nov 17

How to: Override a Location directive on NginX

How to: Override a Location directive on NginX Sometimes when coding you are in need to re-use a lot of the logic across different systems but find yourself needing to overwrite some of that functionality on a special case. In this particular scenario I needed to overwrite a Location directive on NginX. What do I …

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Oct 26

How to: Move your NginX website to HTTPs / SSL

  How to: Move your NginX website to HTTPs / SSL It comes at no surprise that a lot of people are looking into moving their sites to HTTPs due to recent events: Google’s decision to give ranking points to sites that use SSL / HTTPs and eavesdropping by governments world wide. There are a number …

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Sep 18

Resolved: Blank pages when using NginX with php-fpm

Resolved: Blank pages when using NginX with php-fpm As of late I have been a bit busy so keeping up with updates to the web server has been pretty much neglected. Because of that I decided to switch to the nginx.org supported distribution to get the latest updates although that means a distribution without any …

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Sep 14

How to: Increase the memory being allocated to PHP

How to: Increase the memory being allocated to PHP As part of a series of posts regarding how to improve performance when using WordPress, this particular one will focus on the key aspect of memory available to PHP. As most readers would agree, available memory is an important aspect of any application and its performance. …

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May 07

Changes with NginX 1.4.6 – Moderate

Changes with NginX 1.4.6 Below are the list of changes from the 1.4.5 release of NginX to version 1.4.6 This is provided as reference only and was obtained from: http://nginx.org/en/CHANGES. This update mainly provides bug-fixes which are not critical. Changes with nginx 1.4.6 04 Mar 2014 *) Bugfix: the “client_max_body_size” directive might not work when reading a request body …

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