Posted on February 25, 2019Categories Networks, PHP, TechnologyTags , , 1 Comment on High Volume Tuning PHP FPM on nginx

High Volume Tuning PHP FPM on nginx

As the My Store Locator Plus® service continues to grow we are finding it more important than ever to fine tune our web server and PHP processes to better serve the larger data and network demands. A recent review of performance showed process timeouts happening during large data imports and side-loading; especially when the read and write endpoints hit the same server node. Here are some things we did to improve performance. Get off faux sockets PHP FPM is typically … Continue reading “High Volume Tuning PHP FPM on nginx”

Posted on October 15, 2016Categories TechnologyTags , , , , , , , 1 Comment on Lessons Learned : nginx and mixed HTTP/HTTPS Hosting

Lessons Learned : nginx and mixed HTTP/HTTPS Hosting

Stupid computers.    That is exactly how I feel after beating my head against the wall for the past week while migrating several sites to a new nginx server.  These are my crib notes so I can find the answers in one place next time I mess up the configuration. My sites are running WordPress.  Some are using one base domain with multiple hosts.  Some of the hosts are going through a web proxy.  Others are direct.  Most of the hosts … Continue reading “Lessons Learned : nginx and mixed HTTP/HTTPS Hosting”

Posted on July 11, 2016Categories Plugin Development, Technology, WordPressTags , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on More Notes On PHP Version Switching in VVV

More Notes On PHP Version Switching in VVV

This article is a follow-on to Changing PHP Version on Vagrant . Here are some discoveries of using different versions of PHP on vagrant. Change Your Host The default vvv installation has the db_host set to ‘localhost’ in the wp-config.php file. phpbrew, however, sets the default db listener to 127.0.01 explicitly.   They do not want to change it as they claim “this is the proper default”.   As happens often with technology gurus both the VVV camp and the phpbrew camp … Continue reading “More Notes On PHP Version Switching in VVV”

Posted on June 29, 2016Categories Plugin Development, Technology, WordPressTags , , , , , , , 2 Comments on Changing PHP Version On Vagrant

Changing PHP Version On Vagrant

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); After nearly 24 hours of working on this issue I finally figure out how to change the running version of PHP from the WEB SERVER under VVV for my WordPress development environment.  I recall, at a WordPress conference last year, someone touting how easy it was to change PHP versions to test plugin and theme development on various deployment stacks.    Sure, if you happen to want to pull a whole new box image with just … Continue reading “Changing PHP Version On Vagrant”