Using Grep To Search For Strings Within Files

Using Grep To Search For Strings Within Files

While we would usually work in a ‘pretty’ editor such as Sublime Text there are often times we need to use the command line to track down a bug or make a small tweak....

Find Largest Files & Directories On Linux

Find Largest Files & Directories On Linux

As part of our server management obligations we frequently need to track down the cause of excessive disk usage, which can be anything from out of control log files to poorly cleaned up import/export...

SSL Certificates In Your Development Environment

SSL Certificates In Your Development Environment

We have recently started using SSL certificates in all our development environments, to more closely mirror production systems, which should absolutely, no exceptions, be running over SSL these days. This is not a problem...

PHP count() In PHP 7.2 Or Later Throws Warnings

PHP count() In PHP 7.2 Or Later Throws Warnings

You may have noticed some interesting new behaviour in your code following your upgrade to PHP 7.2 and hopefully we can shed some light on one change in particular, to the PHP count() function....

MaxMind GeoLite2 With PHP 7 For Geolocating IP Addresses

MaxMind GeoLite2 With PHP 7 For Geolocating IP Addresses

We recently implemented a basic geo-restriction for a client, based on the freely available MaxMind GeoLite2 database, and hopefully this document will help those with a similar requirement in future. We made use of...

Magento 2 Upgrade Release And Performance Tuning

Magento 2 Upgrade Release And Performance Tuning

We’re preparing for another client launch here at Somecrazy, building servers to host a Magento 2 upgrade on the Amazon Web Services platform. With huge performance gains over Magento 1.x have you considered an...

Another Client Launch

Another Client Launch

Coming up in four weeks time is the major launch of one of our client’s latest projects, designed by experts to analyse and ultimately improve your mental wellbeing and state of mind. Karmaconcinnity is an all digital...

Manage Multiple WordPress Installations

Manage Multiple WordPress Installations

Dealing with multiple installations of WordPress can be a real pain, but we use a fantastic free tool called MainWP. As well as centralised user management, great for tracking admin users and managing staff...

Busy With Magento

Busy With Magento

What a packed second half of the year for us at Somecrazy! In no time at all 2017 is almost upon us, with a whole list of exciting new projects to look forward to, including...

Upgrade to PHP 7.0

Upgrade to PHP 7.0

We’re please to announce all our servers are now fully updated to PHP 7.0, bringing a raft of new features and, more importantly for our hosted clients, major performance boosts. Already we have noticed load across our machines...