There are so many ways to set up your PHP development environment, but using Docker is the current best practice. Let's walk through how to do it properly.
Nilson Jacques shows how to use NGINX as a reverse proxy for a Node.js app and to handle the static resources, and he then shows how to configure SSL.
Tonino discusses ways to tune server performance with Varnish Cache, covering how it works, and its features, setup, monitoring and administration.
Tonino Jankov shows how to optimize on-the-fly thumbnail generation, reducing request time from 28 to 0.7 seconds with Nginx and pm-static.
Tonino Jankov introduces techniques to improve Apache and Nginx web server performance, explaining the theory behind those techniques.
Phalcon is back - and in style! It can now run on PHP 7, and is written completely in Zephir. Easy extension development AND perfect performance!
Adam Bard shows how to get small, low-traffic projects up and running with Dokku on DigitalOcean, creating a Heroku-like experience without the cost.
A quick solution to getting rid of the 502 Nginx error when developing locally with Opera
See how easy it is to set up PHP 7 servers with both Laravel Forge and a manual DigitalOcean setup!
Narayan introduces Munee - a PHP lib that automates CSS, JS, LESS, SCSS, CoffeeScript etc minification and compilation, image resizing, caching, and more!
Wern Ancheta covers three common approaches to caching in PHP: Zend Opcache, Query Caching and Expires Headers.
Tim Carr walks you through the steps needed to set up your own, inexpensive, high performance VPS running WordPress on a LEMP stack (nginx, PHP and MySQL).
Tired of setting up new virtual hosts for every new project? Make your server of choice do it automatically. Bruno Skvorc shows you how.
Jeroen Meeus explains Access Restriction - ways of blocking direct embeds and hotlinking of your website's content
Imran Latif dives deep into streaming and output buffering in PHP, explaining the ins and outs on various demos. Tune in to streamify your app.
This quick tip will show you how to install Phalcon on a Homestead Improved instance, and will help you get a sample Phalcon app up and running
This post will show you how to install custom PHP extensions into Zend Server 7. The tutorial focuses on Phalcon, but applies to all extensions.
ImpressPages4 is a dead simple CMS designed for non technical users as much as it is for technical users - see how to get it up and running on a VM in 60s!
Adam Bard looks at configuring a Nginx server with Ghost, to help with static assets and caching.
Part 1 in the CMS showdown series, this article sets up Nginx with HTTPS and Ghost on DigitalOcean, laying the foundation for future parts
Learn how to deploy a custom cutting edge PHP environment on OpenShift
Learn how to make sure your Vagrant VM has Phalcon installed and loaded on boot