My work involves clients coming to me looking for a server tune-up. One of the things I can do is to look at the software they're currently running and look at upgrading it to the latest version. A common example here is PHP. I often see people still running 5.
Part of my job as a server consultant is maintaining servers and quickly responding to issues as they arise. Yesterday, I unlocked my phone to find a message from a client. He said Apache was getting railed and the server load was over 80. I quickly opened my laptop and
I've been going on about PHP 7.3 for a long time now. There's even a sticker of me talking about it in the WIP Telegram group. And it was finally released at the beginning of December. But I don't think it's ready to switch to just yet. We upgraded
I've had several clients come to me asking to help with their website performance, insisting that they must get a PageSpeed Insights score of 100. I have quite a reserved opinion on this. Yes, Google PageSpeed Insights is incredible useful and lists a lot of easy performance gains but it's
Following my previous post about creating histograms from PHP response times [https://daniellockyer.com/php-response-time-histograms/], I made a small dashboard so I could see those histograms across each site. It was fairly simple to make -- I just looped over the last 50000 lines in the log file, checked if
At the end of 2018, PHP 5.6 and 7.0 will reach their end-of-life status and no longer receive future security updates. That means it's time to upgrade your PHP. On October 22nd, I came up with the idea of creating a microsite to bring awareness to this fact,
Being a freelancer often means you're constantly trying to sell yourself, and your services. There is a relatively unknown Twitter feature which allows you to write a Tweet with a hyperlink to creating a DM. It's really simple -- you just need to write a Tweet containing the following link: