Fixing ab (ApacheBench) Error "apr_socket_connect(): Invalid argument (22)"

Note to self: when running ApacheBench it does not know how to resolve localhost. Instead you’ll have to use I seem to forget this every single time I use it 🤦‍♂️ ~ Won’t work: localhost $ ab -n 5000 -c 50 http://localhost:8080/ This is ApacheBench, Version 2.3 <$Revision: 1843412 $> Copyright 1996 Adam Twiss, […]

SSL Config Generator

Just choose the web server / web front you’re using (Apache, Nginx, HAProxy) + whether you want to support only modern, intermediate, or old versions of browsers and a proper configuration will be generated. <VirtualHost *:443> … SSLEngine on SSLCertificateFile /path/to/signed_certificate SSLCertificateChainFile /path/to/intermediate_certificate SSLCertificateKeyFile /path/to/private/key SSLCACertificateFile /path/to/all_ca_certs # modern configuration, tweak to your needs SSLProtocol […]

Zero-config development with Apache’s VirtualDocumentRoot and

# Use name-based virtual hosting. NameVirtualHost *:80 UseCanonicalName Off # ~/Sites/ vhost configuration – sends to ~/Sites/bar/foo <VirtualHost *:80> VirtualDocumentRoot /Users/dave/Sites/%2/%1 <Directory "/Users/dave/Sites"> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews AllowOverride All Order allow,deny Allow from all </Directory> </VirtualHost> What that VirtualDocumentRoot does is map the above company and project to the %2 and %1 variables, respectively. […]

Automatic website publishing with Git, GitHub-Style

One of the things I like about GitHub is the fact that it sports a gh-pages branch. Anything you push to it, is automatically published on your GitHub subdomain Inspired by this GitHub publishing flow, I’ve set up a likewise method on our web servers at work: a branch which gets published automatically onto […]