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Around 62 Percent of All Internet Sites Will Run an Unsupported PHP Version in 10 Weeks

The highly popular PHP 5.x branch will stop receiving security updates at the end of the year. According to statistics from W3Techs, roughly 78.9 percent of all Internet sites today run on PHP.  But on December 31, 2018, security support for PHP 5.6.x will officially cease, marking the end of all...
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Should the ‘KEG’ Stack Replace the LAMP Stack?

For years, the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python/Perl) has been an oasis for developers looking to build modern apps without getting locked into the desert of some big vendor’s ecosystem. It’s a convenient, widely used open-source framework that makes application architecture easy for...
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Top Programming Languages 2017: Focus on Jobs

While the default IEEE Spectrum ranking in the Top Programming Languages interactive gives a good aggregate signal of language popularity, here we are taking a deep dive into the metrics related to job demand. Two of our data sources, Dice and CareerBuilder, measure job openings for the languages...
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PHP vs. Node.js: An Epic Battle for Developer Mind Share

...PHP and JavaScript, two partners who once ruled the internet together but now duke it out for the mind share of developers. In the old days, the partnership was simple. JavaScript handled little details on the browser, while PHP managed all the server-side tasks between port 80 and MySQL. It was...
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Installing Nginx with PHP 7 and MySQL 5.7 (LEMP) on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on an Ubuntu 16.04 server with PHP 7 support (through PHP-FPM)...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LAMP server tutorial with Apache 2.4, PHP 7 and MariaDB (instead of MySQL)

LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache 2.4 web server on an Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server with PHP 7 support (mod_php) and MySQL / MariaDB. Additionally, I will install PHPMyAdmin to make MySQL administration easier. A LAMP setup is the...
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