It’s been a year since I last made any major changes to my WordPress on Heroku build and in tech years that’s a lifetime. Since then Heroku has released a new PHP buildpack with nginx and HHVM built in. Much progress have also been made both HHVM and WordPress to make both compatible with each other. So it seems like now is as good a time as any to update the stack this site is running on.
So without further ado I like to introduce:
Heroku WP — A template for HHVM powered WordPress served by nginx.
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There’s been many articles written about how to properly implement static asset caching over the years and the best practices boil down three things.
- Make sure the server is sending RFC compliant caching headers.
- Send long expires headers for static assets.
- Use version numbers in asset paths so that we can precisely control expiration.
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As the price of cloud computing continues to tumble we can do what was previously unthinkable. It wasn’t long ago that getting WordPress to scale to 10 million hits a day for $15 a month was front page hacker news material; but we can do even better.
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