MySQL Write Performance and I/O Barriers

Lately I’ve been using Warden to run some pretty large Magento sites not only with Docker Desktop for macOS but also on Docker running natively on Fedora 31 which I’ve got setup on a pretty sweet Dell T5820 I picked up recently. My local network is setup to resolve *.test domains to my Fedora setup when Docker Desktop is stopped allowing me to easily switch between the two, using VSCode Remote SSH + PHP Intelephense by Ben Mewburn as my editor and sometimes experimenting with PHP Storm over X11 in XQuartz.

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.