Symlinks with Nginx and PHP-FPM

By Josh Sherman
3 min read
devops
nginx
php

Recently I’ve been putting time into rebuilding the server infrastructure for Holiday API. This has included hardening the system to be more fault tolerant and building out a new cluster of web servers. The biggest improvement was [finally] introducing a continuous deployment pipeline to complement the existing continuous integration flow. […]

Managed WordPress Showdown - July 2019 - Flywheel vs. Kinsta vs. WP Engine

By Josh Sherman
6 min read
reviews
hosting
WordPress
flywheel
kinsta
wp engine

So when I published last month’s post, later that same day it was announced that Flywheel was being acquired by WP Engine. There’s no timeline on if/when Flywheel would be fully consumed by the WP Engine brand, so they will continue to be featured on this list. If nothing else, […]

How to exit Vim

By Josh Sherman
4 min read
vim
neovim
rant

I’m sick and fucking tired of being asked if the reason that I use vim (currently using nvim) is because I can’t figure out how to exit. I get it, you saw some stupid shit on Stack Overflow and you think everybody that uses vim is incapable of knowing how […]

How to upgrade from Debian 9 (Stretch) to Debian 10 (Buster)

By Josh Sherman
3 min read
linux
debian

Debian 10 is finally here. Time to upgrade all the things!!! The upgrade from Debian 9, code named Stretch to Debian 10, code named Buster is a fairly painless process. First, it’s good practice to make sure you’re completely up to date on your current version by running: sudo apt […]