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PHP Resource Pools – Server Setup

A few months back, I started looking into automating my server environment, and php resource pools was completely vague to me. If you don’t already know; my server is used for development – it is essentially my remote-harddrive for client work. I do not use the typical Vagrant, or Local by Flywheel that you see around the web today. Now I’m not going to get into the details as to why, since I would be repeating myself. If you’d like to know, checkout “Why I stopped using vagrant” – an article I wrote over at WebDevStudios. Enough back story, let’s dive in, shall we? Limitations of this post! This post is tailored to my server setup, which is the following: PHP-FPM 5.6 ( I haven’t installed 7, I…

Mailcatcher Nginx Config

Nginx configs for Mailcatcher are out there, but if you’re like me you want something simple. I mean it’s Nginx, can’t be that hard right?

Chances are you’re here because you have a dedicated server, and want to setup mail catcher.  Well if you’re like me and spent HOURS looking for a ‘simple’ solution; I promise not to disappoint you.

Mailcatcher is something relatively new to me. It’s not something I’ve needed to use because my server’s IP is blocked by google already ( apparently my hosting has done something nefarious at one point ). Since I’m blocked anyhow I use a Gmail plugin for all my personal sites, so I know which sites can send email, while all the rest cannot.

If you’re not familiar with Mailcatcher you should be! it’s just as you’d expect; it catches all emails coming from your server and forwards them to a faux inbox for your viewing pleasure.