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Heroku and MySQLi – Round 3

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As of a few minutes ago, Heroku now natively supports PHP, MySQLi and some other enterprise level PHP functionality. ¬†This is great news. https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/getting-started-with-php Validated with: <? if (function_exists(‘mysqli_connect’)) { //mysqli is installed echo ‘it works’; } else{ die(‘bad news’);

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Keep Heroku App from Sleeping

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1. Add Scheduler App to Heroku (heroku addons:add scheduler) 2. Create a worker file that pings your app URL Ex: <? $url = ‘YOUR HEROKU APP URL’; $ch = curl_init($url); curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_NOBODY, true); curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, true); curl_exec($ch); $retcode = curl_getinfo($ch,

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Self-signed SSL Certificate for EC2 Load Balancer

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Good tutorial for getting SSL going on an Amazon Web Services Elastic Load Balancer. Generating a self-signed certificate, saves time and money from having to purchase a certificate with your CSR from a certificate authority. Ideally though, in a production

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Posted in Amazon Web Services, Servers

MySQLi and Heroku – Round 2

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Read Previous Article Well after a comment from a reader on a previous post regarding heroku and mysqli, I set out to figure it out.  After doing some digging, the cedar stack that Heroku is currently on is really great.

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