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This article assume that Nginx is installed in your server and its up and running.Lust install NginX

Update the repository

yum update -y

Install the EPEL repository

yum install epel-release -y

Install Dependencies

yum install -y git gcc gcc-c++ libxml2-devel pkgconfig openssl-devel bzip2-devel curl-devel libpng-devel libjpeg-devel libXpm-devel freetype-devel gmp-devel libmcrypt-devel mariadb-devel aspell-devel recode-devel autoconf bison re2c libicu-devel libxslt-devel libxslt

Get The PHP Source

curl -O -L https://github.com/php/php-src/archive/php-7.1.18.tar.gz
tar -xvf php-7.1.18.tar.gz
cd php-src-php-7.1.18/
Compile Source Code 

./buildconf --force

./configure --prefix=/etc/php --with-config-file-path=/etc/php/etc --with-config-file-scan-dir=/etc/php/etc/conf.d --enable-bcmath --with-bz2 --with-curl --enable-filter --enable-fpm --with-gd --enable-gd-native-ttf --with-freetype-dir --with-jpeg-dir --with-png-dir --enable-intl --enable-mbstring --with-mcrypt --enable-mysqlnd --with-mysql-sock=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock --with-mysqli=mysqlnd --with-pdo-mysql=mysqlnd --with-pdo-sqlite --disable-phpdbg --disable-phpdbg-webhelper --enable-opcache --with-openssl --enable-simplexml --with-sqlite3 --enable-xmlreader --enable-xmlwriter --enable-zip --with-zlib --enable-soap --with-xsl

make install

Add PHP to $PATH

echo 'pathmunge /etc/php/bin' > /etc/profile.d/php.sh

Copy php.ini

cp php.ini-development /etc/php/lib/php.ini

Add module opcache

vi /etc/php/etc/conf.d/modules.ini

and add 'zend_extension=opcache.so'


mkdir /etc/php/etc/conf.d

cp sapi/fpm/www.conf /etc/php/etc/php-fpm.d/www.conf

cp sapi/fpm/php-fpm.conf /etc/php/etc/php-fpm.conf

Update PHP FPM configuration

vi /etc/php/etc/php-fpm.d/www.conf

user = nobody
group = nobody

listen.owner = nginx
listen.group = nginx

listen = /var/run/php-fpm/php-fpm.sock

Create a symlink for php-fpm to the standard path

ln -s /etc/php/sbin/php-fpm /usr/sbin/php-fpm

Create a systemctl file add the following:

vi /usr/lib/systemd/system/php-fpm.service

Description=The PHP FastCGI Process Manager
After=syslog.target network.target

ExecStart=/usr/sbin/php-fpm --nodaemonize --fpm-config /etc/php/etc/php-fpm.conf
ExecReload=/bin/kill -USR2 $MAINPID


Create a run directory for php-fpm:

mkdir /run/php-fpm

Start php-fpm and Restart NginX

systemctl start php-fpm

service nginx restart

Create index.php

mv /etc/nginx/html/index.html /etc/nginx/html/index.php

Update nginx.con file with the followinf content

root /etc/nginx/html;
index index.php index.html index.htm;

location ~ \.php$ {
try_files $uri =404;
fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php-fpm/php-fpm.sock;
fastcgi_index index.php;
fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
include fastcgi_params;

Load URL



Install NginX CentOS From Source

Update the repository

yum update -y

Install the EPEL repository

yum install epel-release -y

Install dependencies from yum

yum install -y zlib zlib-devel pcre prce-devel openssl openssl-devel

Get the Nginx packages to install

cd /usr/src
wget https://nginx.org/download/nginx-1.14.0.tar.gz
tar xvf nginx-1.14.0.tar.gz
cd nginx-1.14.0

Create user nginx

useradd -d /etc/nginx/ -s /sbin/nologin nginx


./configure --user=nginx --group=nginx --prefix=/etc/nginx --sbin-path=/usr/sbin/nginx --conf-path=/etc/nginx/nginx.conf --pid-path=/var/run/nginx.pid --lock-path=/var/run/nginx.lock --error-log-path=/var/log/nginx/error.log --http-log-path=/var/log/nginx/access.log --with-http_gzip_static_module --with-http_stub_status_module --with-http_ssl_module --with-pcre --with-file-aio --with-http_realip_module --without-http_scgi_module --without-http_uwsgi_module --with-http_realip_module

Compile and Install

make install

Verify NginX is installed

nginx -v

Add systemd service file

vi /etc/systemd/system/nginx.service

Description=The NGINX HTTP and reverse proxy server
After=syslog.target network.target remote-fs.target nss-lookup.target

ExecStartPre=/usr/sbin/nginx -t
ExecReload=/usr/sbin/nginx -s reload
ExecStop=/bin/kill -s QUIT $MAINPID


Enable and start service

systemctl enable nginx
systemctl start nginx

Check nginx is processing your request

On commandline

curl localhost


Make sure port 80 is enabled.

firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=80/tcp --permanent && firewall-cmd --reload

Findout the ip

ip addr

Load the site using the URL and it should display ‘Welcome to nginx!’ message.



Magento 2 Enable Redis

Install Redis.

And then edit app/etc/env.php to configure Magento to use Redis for session storage, default and page caching.

'session' =>
array (
'save' => 'redis',
'redis' =>
array (
'host' => '',
'port' => '6379',
'password' => '',
'timeout' => '2.5',
'persistent_identifier' => '',
'database' => '2',
'compression_threshold' => '2048',
'compression_library' => 'gzip',
'log_level' => '1',
'max_concurrency' => '6',
'break_after_frontend' => '5',
'break_after_adminhtml' => '30',
'first_lifetime' => '600',
'bot_first_lifetime' => '60',
'bot_lifetime' => '7200',
'disable_locking' => '0',
'min_lifetime' => '60',
'max_lifetime' => '2592000'
'cache' =>
'frontend' =>
'default' =>
'backend' => 'Cm_Cache_Backend_Redis',
'backend_options' =>
'server' => '',
'database' => '0',
'port' => '6379'
'page_cache' =>
'backend' => 'Cm_Cache_Backend_Redis',
'backend_options' =>
'server' => '',
'port' => '6379',
'database' => '1',
'compress_data' => '0'

Magento 2 Disable Add To Cart Customer Group

I am creating an extension that will allow you to hide/disable add to cart button for certain customer groups.

1) Declare a module.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Module/etc/module.xsd">
<module name="PHPCodez_Disableaddtocart" setup_version="0.0.1" />

2) Register a module. Continue reading Magento 2 Disable Add To Cart Customer Group


Difference Between REST and SOAP

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) standard an XML language defining a message architecture and message formats, is used by Web services it contain a description of the operations. WSDL is an XML-based language for describing Web services and how to access them. will run on SMTP,HTTP,FTP etc. Requires middleware support, well defined mechanisam to define services like WSDL+XSD, WS-Policy SOAP will return XML based data

REST Representational State Transfer (RESTful) web services. they are second generation Web Services. RESTful web services, communicate via HTTP than SOAP-based services and do not require XML messages or WSDL service-API definitions. for REST no middleware is required only HTTP support is needed.WADL Standard, REST can return XML, plain text, JSON, HTML etc

REST is almost always going to be faster. The main advantage of SOAP is that it provides a mechanism for services to describe themselves to clients, and to advertise their existence.

REST is much more lightweight and can be implemented using almost any tool, leading to lower bandwidth and shorter learning curve. However, the clients have to know what to send and what to expect.

In general, When you’re publishing an API to the outside world that is either complex or likely to change, SOAP will be more useful. Other than that, REST is usually the better option.