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Optimizing MySQL Queries 22 April, 2019

When you first build a website the database may seem fast. All your queries may get executed quickly. But, after a while when the database…

Creating a Composer Package Tutorial 21 April, 2019

This is a simple step-by-step guide to making a PHP composer package that can be listed publicly on packagist.org for anyone in the world to…

How to create and run Bash Scripts 06 April, 2019

To create a bash script that will work only for your user, you can store the bash files in your user's home directory. The standard place to…

Interacting with S3 using PHP 09 February, 2019

Trying to connect to use AWS S3 for the first time can be confusing. Here is a quick guide to roughly what has to happen. Basic Steps to Set…

Apache to Nginx 27 January, 2019

I had a PHP website that was the last man standing on some shared hosting that was slow that didn't have SSH access. I decided that since I…

Trying AWS Lightsail 13 January, 2019

AWS Lightsail is the closest thing AWS has to shared hosting. It is their quick, easy and inexpensive off-the-shelf hosting that has SSH…

Best Practices for Websites in 2018 14 July, 2018

Once upon a time you could buy a domain name and hook it up to some cheap, shared hosting and that was all you had to do. You could build…

Customizing Linux 09 July, 2018

Here are some tweaks you can make to various parts of Linux to make the whole experience a little easier and more intuitive. This guide is…

Moving a WordPress Blog to Different Hosting 08 July, 2018

The idea here is to complete the whole process as quickly as possible and have the minimum downtime to your blog. While we are doing a lot…

WordPress and the Command Line 07 July, 2018

These days there are often WordPress apps on the control panel of hosting providers that enable you to install WordPress easily with a click…