Recently on CyberCity nice article appeared about using middle server to connect to our destination servers. Most of servers have firewalls which allow connect only from given pool of IP addresses. So tunnelling is very useful as long we are using it in smart way.
VIPS s a free image processing system (library) – in comparison to similar libraries is super fast, and does not neet much memory. Checkout this speed memory usage . In most cases you can install it by using this handy script:
curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/lovell/sharp/master/preinstall.sh | sudo bash -
In some cases you have to install it from source.
Recently I decided to run some upgrades on my servers, and go up to PHP 5.5. I’ve been using APC for a while (convenience) – usually is also bundled with all available repositories, or you can just grab it via PECL. Before that I was always with XCache . But… as long APC is no lonager maintained (last upgrade 2012) I make a call about going to XCache. Run some benchmarks, and here what we got.
Short Video about Apache Configuration with PHP on OS X Yosemite.