PHP ElePHPant Plush Toys

PHP ElePHPant Plush Toys
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On the first day of the PHPConf.Asia 2015, I bought the PHP ElePHPant (Purple) Plush Toy from Jenny Wong, who is a Community Engineer at Human Made for S$50. The proceeds goes to PHP Women which is an inclusive & global network providing support within the PHP community for gender equality.

On the second day of the conference, I got the PHP ElePHPant (Blue) Plush Toy for free from Zend, who is one of the sponsors for the conference.

lesterchan.net on nginx/php-fpm & MariaDB

lesterchan.net on nginx/php-fpm & MariaDB
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Previously, lesterchan.net averages about 1,900ms in response time according to Pingdom Public Status Page. When I switched over to HTTPS, the response time increased to 2,600ms. I was still on Apache 2.4.7 running PHP 5.5.9 via mod_php.

When I made the switch to nginx 1.6.2 running PHP 5.5.22 via php-fpm, the response time decreases back to 1,900ms.

Cacti

Cacti
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Spend the weekends trying to get Cacti up and running on this VPS. Apparently since this VPS is using WHM on CentOS, there are some packages like Apache, PHP, MYSQL, Perl, Ruby installed directly but not indicated as installed via Yum and hence it is failing dependency check when trying to install rrdtool.

What is Cacti