High Performance LAMP Server Stack
North Wind's web servers were slow. I researched, developed and tested a new LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack that runs on top of Ubuntu 12.04 Server Edition. The improved response from the new set up allowed North Wind to consolidate 3 external web servers down to one external server, and greatly improved the responsiveness of many internal web applications. This process included utilizing Apache's MPM Worker mode, PHP CGI/FCGI with FPM, APC - PHP optcode caching, Memcache, and MySQL tuning to squeeze out as much performance as possible.