Server Admin for Programmers

Teaching the server tech you need for development and production. Eliminating the frustration of server configuration.

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Databases

Learn how to install, manage, backup and configure the most important part of your applications.

Configuration Management

See how you can tear down and rebuild your servers, making recovery and server management easier through automation.

Containers

Learn how to use Docker and integrate it into development, testing, CI, and production!

Proxies

Load balancing, CDN’s and web caches! See how you can start scaling your applications.

Security

Most security is basic! Learn the basics principles and see how to secure your infrastructure.

PHP

Everyone’s favorite language! See how to setup Nginx, PHP-FPM, Apache and tweak for performance!

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Scaling Laravel

Server optimization, horizontal scaling, and Laravel. A course on scaling your applications!

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Shipping Docker

A deep dive on how to use Docker in development, testing, continuous integration, and production!

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Deploy!

A video series on reliable, fully-automated deployments for your PHP applications.

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The Book™

The best seller! Everything you need to know about your web servers, including running your applications.

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Performant Laravel

A course on quick performance wins you can implement right now.

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Dockerizing Your Application

A Docker workflow for your application to make development a breeze.

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Latest Series

June 12, 2018

Docker in Development Part I

12 Videos

A course on using Docker in development and learning about Docker.

June 12, 2018

Docker in Development Part II

9 Videos

We continue the Docker in Dev course by using Docker Compose and building a development workflow.

December 22, 2017

Scaling on Forge

11 Videos

See how to use Forge to scale your Laravel application, using server optimzations, load balancing, and more.

July 14, 2017

LEMP Stack with PHP-7.1

6 Videos

We see how to install and configure a LEMP stack, using Nginx 1.11 and PHP 7.1

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Latest Posts

April 12, 2019

Mysqldump with Modern MySQL

Databases

Learn how to best use mysqldump in a modern version of MySQL.

January 26, 2019

Mapping Headers in Nginx

PHP

We see how to map Cloudfront's Cloudfront-Forwarded-Proto header to X-Forwarded-Proto.

January 26, 2019

LetsEncrypt with HAProxy

Proxies

We cover using LetsEncrypt to create SSL certificates with a HAProxy load balancer.

May 22, 2018

Multi-Tenancy in Nginx

Beginners

We see how to configure Nginx to respond to wildcard subdomains, great for multi-tenancy!

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