Category: Web

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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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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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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May 07

Changes with NginX 1.6 – Strongly Recommended

Changes with NginX 1.6 Below are the list of changes from the 1.5.13 release of NginX to version 1.6 This is provided as reference only and was obtained from: http://nginx.org/en/CHANGES. This update makes the development / mainline version 1.5.13 part of the stable branch. Because of this several new features are included and we highly suggest people upgrade to …

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May 07

Changes with NginX 1.7 – Low

Changes with NginX 1.7 Below are the list of changes from the 1.5.13 release of NginX to version 1.7. This is provided as reference only and was obtained from: http://nginx.org/en/CHANGES. This update includes several new Features so updating to this version is not considered urgent/critical. Changes with nginx 1.7.0 24 Apr 2014 *) Feature: backend SSL certificate verification. *) …

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May 04

How to: Improve SSL performance on NginX

How to: Improve SSL performance on NginX You would be surprised but a lot of people face SSL performance issues when using NginX. I recently deployed SPDY over SSL for my sites and came to realize that SPDY was in fact much slower than using standard HTTP. I proceeded to leave SSL alone and see …

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Apr 22

Changes with NginX 1.5.13 – Moderate

Changes with NginX 1.5.13 Below are the list of changes from the 1.5.12 release of NginX to version 1.5.13. This is provided as reference only and was obtained from: http://nginx.org/en/CHANGES. This update includes several bugfixes but no critical security updates. Changes with nginx 1.5.13 08 Apr 2014 *) Change: improved hash table handling; the default values of the “variables_hash_max_size” …

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Apr 22

Changes with NginX 1.5.12 – URGENT

Changes with NginX 1.5.12 Below are the list of changes from the 1.5.11 release of NginX to version 1.5.12. This is provided as reference only and was obtained from: http://nginx.org/en/CHANGES. This update includes a security fix so it is considered an urgent update to deploy.   Changes with nginx 1.5.12 18 Mar 2014 *) Security: a heap memory …

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