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PHP Deployment Best Practices When Using Composer

Composer is the de-facto dependency manager for PHP applications which was initially released almost 8 years ago March 2012. Using Composer in your PHP can be used to increase one’s code reusability and enable your project to easily integrate maintained PHP libraries from the Packagist, the main PHP Composer repository. Today we’ll highlight a few […]

How to enable SSL connections to MySQL in WordPress without plugins

At Amezmo, we’ve recently rolled out remote database access over SSL. In this post, we will extend WordPress’s default MySQL connection options to support SSL connections to the server. How does WordPress connect to MySQL? The file wp-includes/wp-db.php contains a class called wpdb. This class setups the MySQL connection with the mysqli PHP extension. Since […]

Persistent Logging For Laravel PHP Apps

Amezmo is a platform as a service dedicated to PHP app hosting. Start your free trial today and get your app deployed fast. By default, Amezmo will create a dedicated directory for your application’s logging purposes. We recommend using this dedicated directory so you can persist your logs across deployments. The full path is /webroot/logs […]

How to Host and Deploy a Laravel PHP app

In this tutorial, we will deploy a Laravel application with a Redis backed queue, a MySQL database, and Nginx web server running PHP 7.4. We’ll also setup continuous deployments from GitHub and automated database backups Requirements Laravel repository hosted on GitHub Amezmo account Step 1. Creating the PHP server instance We’ll launch a 512MB/1 Core […]

New Feature: Automated Backups

Automate backing up your database from the Amezmo dashboard. We’ve now released a new feature allowing you to backup your database daily. You choose a time, and we’ll backup your database for you automatically. You can view and download your backups the same way you would if you backed up manually. This feature comes at […]

How To Format Currency with PHP on Ubuntu 16.04

Introduction Formatting currency is an important practice that will help you implement locale-aware visual representions of your pricing text. Using a standard library is an effcient and extensibile way to format your prices to your users. Using a standard library to format your curreny is helpful in situations where your business expands into a market […]

Writing a Laravel Facade With a Service Provider

Prior to me discovering how the Laravel internals work, I would define static methods for most of my services. It quickly gets difficult to manage, once you need to keep non static state for a service, or you want dynamic behavior that is determined at runtime. In this post I’ll share how I defined my […]