The Hidden Indexers in Magento You Never Knew Existed

Everyone who has worked with Magento for a time knows that Magento uses indexers to achieve higher performance than it might otherwise achieve when dealing with certain complex data types. A list of these indexers can be easily found by looking at the output of bin/magento indexer:status on the CLI. These indexers usually support both synchronous (Update on Save, also known as realtime) and asynchronous (Update on Schedule, also known as schedule) modes.

Installing pfSense on Packet Host Cloud Servers

In this post, I’ll be walking you through how to install the pfSense software on bare-metal cloud servers powered by Packet Host. pfSense is a free open source network firewall distribution based on the FreeBSD operating system. Netgate (the company behind the project) offers “Security Gateway Appliances” but you can also build your own system as long as it meets the minium system requirements, or in my case deploy on cloud infrastructure.

Deploying Magento 2 Using Capistrano

This guest post by Erik Hansen will cover how to use the capistrano-magento2 Capistrano Gem to deploy Magento 2 on any static infrustructure design of your choosing. A Little About Capistrano Capistrano is a a tool used to run scripts on multiple servers, typically with the purpose of deploying code changes to those servers. Capistrano works well with both single node deployments as well as multiple node deployments that include separate application and database servers sitting behind a load balancer.