Linode SSD vs. DigitalOcean

By Josh Sherman
4 min read
reviews
hosting
linode
digitalocean
nodebalancer

Time for another installment of my Linode vs. DigitalOcean series. The most notable improvement this go around is on Linode’s end by offering SSD Linux servers exclusively. This had been the pain point for many as DigitalOcean has been offering this since day one and Chris Aker had made it […]

How to Setup a LEMP Stack on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

By Josh Sherman
3 min read
development
linux
nginx
mysql
php
ubuntu

Last week I covered setting up a LAMP server on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS but for my money, it’s all about LEMP stacks. The “E” actually stands for Nginx (pronouced Engine X) and it’s an altnerative to the Apache web server that is built for speed and has a very low […]

The pros and cons of being accessible to your users

By Josh Sherman
3 min read
scenekids
retrospection

How accessible I am to my site’s users is something that I’ve went back and forth with over the last few years. When I say “accessible” I don’t mean venturing into offline interactions or anything like that, just in regard to how I interact with the users. I tend to […]

How to Setup a LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

By Josh Sherman
2 min read
development
linux
apache
mysql
php
ubuntu

The newest long term support release of Ubuntu (Trusty Tahr) is finally here! I just spun up a droplet over on DigitalOcean to walk through setting up a LAMP stack for this post. I also recommend making sure that your system is completely up to date. At the time of […]

Reducing Redis used memory by moving back to MySQL

By Josh Sherman
6 min read
development
redis
mysql

If you know me then you know I fucking adore Redis. Over the last few years it’s slowly worked it’s way into the majority of the things I have built. Unfortunately, recently I ran into a problem that Redis could easily accomplish but would require more RAM than I have […]