Category: SysAdmin

Installing the memcached PHP module for PHP 7 on Plesk

To install the PHP memcached module for PHP 7 on a Plesk 12.5 server running CentOS 6.8. Please note that this should also work on CentOS 7. We’re going to need to install the libmemcached dev package first: sudo yum install -y libmemcached-devel Next install the PHP 7 dev package. Since this is a Plesk server we install the Plesk version of this package: yum install -y plesk-php70-devel After installing these, cd to a temporary directory and clone the memcached module git repo and checkout the php7 branch: cd /tmp git clone git checkout php7 Next build the memcached module. Make sure to use the PHP 7 version of phpize and point to the PHP 7 version of php-config in the configure command: /opt/plesk/php/7.0/bin/phpize ./configure --disable-memcached-sasl --with-php-config=/opt/plesk/php/7.0/bin/php-config make sudo make install The module has been built and installed now. Now you only have to enable it: cd /opt/plesk/php/7.0/etc/php.d echo "" > memcached.ini Finally restart the webserver for the changes to take effect: sudo apachectl restart To make sure the module is loaded you can run: /opt/plesk/php/7.0/bin/php -m memcached should show up in the list of ...

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Installing HHVM 3.2 on a CentOS 6.7 server with Plesk

I wanted to play with HHVM a little bit to see if the speed gain is really as impressive as the benchmarks are showing. I tried this on a VPS running CentOS 6.7 and Plesk 11.5 and did run into a dependency collision using yum: Error: Package: psa-libxml-proxy-2.7.8-13032215.x86_64 (@PSA_11_5_30-dist) Requires: Removing: boost-program-options-1.41.0-27.el6.x86_64 (@base) Updated By: boost-program-options-1.54.0-7.el6.x86_64 (hop5) To get around this I first installed boost: wget rpm -ivh boost-program-options-1.54.0-7.el6.x86_64.rpm After installing boost you can install yum to install the hhvm 3.2 package, like so: cd /etc/yum.repos.d sudo wget yum clean all yum install hhvm To test if hhvm is working: hhvm --version This should return something like this: HipHop VM 3.2.0 (rel) Compiler: tags/HHVM-3.2.0-0-g01228273b8cf709aacbd3df1c51b1e690ecebac8 Repo schema: c52ba40f4a246d35a88f1dfc1daf959851ced8aa To use HHVM as a FastCGI handler from Apache/Nginx I first created a simple config file in /etc/hhvm (this directory should have been created installing the hhvm package). I named my config file hhvm.hdf and the content looks like this: Server { Port = 9000 Type = fastcgi FixPathInfo = true } Log { Level = Verbose UseLogFile = true Header = true File = /var/log/hhvm/error.log Access { * { File = /var/log/hhvm/access.log Format = %{X-Forwarded-For}i %l %u %t ...

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