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Simple Performance Testing with Apache Benchmark

I’ve been knee deep in performance and scalability for some time now, and have used and learned of many useful tools and techniques to help out. One of my favorite command line tools for seeing how well a single Apache server is churning out pages in development comes stock on Ubuntu, and Mac OS X:Apache Benchmark. Read More »

How to install ionCube loader on Ubuntu

ionCube is a Zend-Engine extension to encode PHP files. To install it on Ubuntu first download the software from ionCube.com and extract it to /usr/local. For the 64 bit version: cd /usr/local sudo wget http://downloads2.ioncube.com/loader_downloads/ioncube_loaders_lin_x86-64.tar.gz sudo tar xzf ioncube_loaders_lin_x86-64.tar.gz If you need the 32 bit version use http://downloads2.ioncube.com/loader_downloads/ioncube_loaders_lin_x86.tar.gz instead (further downloads can be found at http://www.ioncube.com/loaders.php) Then make sure the ... Read More »