Nginx

How to test web server performance

During the development of a web application, it’s useful to know what kind of load it can hold. Today the application’s speed is one of the most important indicators and it is worth taking it seriously. A slow running application can push your users away.

To check how much your application is ready for production, you can use some utilities to test your server performance. Slow request processing speed can also help to identify incorrect server settings or scripts.

We will cover 2 tools for understanding server-side performance: Apache Benchmark (ab) and Siege.

Docker for PHP

Today Docker became an important part of the development process. Docker creates an isolated environment in containers within the operating system. This allows to get a transferable environment - everything in the container can be saved, copied and deployed to another system.

We'll prepare our own local docker environment for PHP development with components:

PHP 7.3
Nginx
MySQL 8
Redis