Archive | April, 2013

Free Nginx (LEMP) AMI – CentOS, Nginx, MySQL & PHP-FPM

NOTE: I’ve moved all of my web sites from AWS. Also, this Free Nginx AMI is no longer supported and has been merged into Nginx’s official AMI. For most, there are better hosting options available in terms of performance & cost. Ask me about StackLinux SSD hosting. This Amazon EC2 AMI includes the latest Amazon Linux (Centos), […]

Pruning Magento Cache & Sessions Using Cron

Over the weekend a client contacted me because they had serious performance issues with their Magento based store. The three main issues were: Checkout taking more than 40 seconds to complete after clicking to submit payment. (This of course causes double orders/payments and users just leaving/lower sale conversions.). Login to the front or back end taking excessively long. […]