Wordpress

Five More Great Tools for LAMP Developers

A short time back, I wrote about two things that I wouldn’t want to be without as a Wordpress developer. Since then, a few things have changed. Circumstances have led me to spend more time with Windows 10, and its really working for me. Some of the reasons why I’m digging developing on my Windows 10 rig are these five great tools.

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Linux

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Creative (i.e. weird) WordPress Hosting Tricks

I frequently play around with different ways of improving Wordpress performance through hosting configurations, not so much because it’s necessary but because I have fun doing it. This was one of those times… I wondered about the value of catching the front-end of a Wordpress installation with Nginx but directing everything on the dashboard side of things to Apache2.

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MariaDB

Apache/Nginx

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Creative (i.e. weird) WordPress Hosting Tricks

I frequently play around with different ways of improving Wordpress performance through hosting configurations, not so much because it’s necessary but because I have fun doing it. This was one of those times… I wondered about the value of catching the front-end of a Wordpress installation with Nginx but directing everything on the dashboard side of things to Apache2.

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LAMPStack Laravel

I’ve known about Laravel since I first started investigating PHP frameworks years ago. At the time, I didn’t feel that it was the best choice for the site I was managing. But it has continued to grow and, today, it’s far and away the leading PHP framework. Still, I resisted digging into it. I have long been a CakePHP fan, […]

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Choosing the Right Stack for the Job

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As a developer, you’ve no doubt been asked “can you do [insert user request here]” more times than you can count. The answer is pretty much always “yes.” The tougher question these days is “how” … there are hundreds of ways to get things done these days. In this post, I’d like to share some of the things that shape my decisions about the “how.”

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Creative (i.e. weird) WordPress Hosting Tricks

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I frequently play around with different ways of improving Wordpress performance through hosting configurations, not so much because it’s necessary but because I have fun doing it. This was one of those times… I wondered about the value of catching the front-end of a Wordpress installation with Nginx but directing everything on the dashboard side of things to Apache2.

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Creating a Local Docker Swarm with VirtualBox

Docker Swarm is the container orchestration tool built into Docker, and while it isn’t nearly as popular as Kubernetes, it still has a lot going for it. It uses mostly the same syntax as Docker, so you can leverage your existing knowledge. To make a Swarm cluster in VirtualBox we’ll need three VMs that a) can talk to each other, b) can be accessed from your local computer, and c) can get to the Internet.

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